** Crickets **
One person asked me about my shirt. She simply invited me to "tell me about your shirt" and we had a delightful conversation. She took some of my cards that have the research address on them to give to others.
I placed about 500 cards in various locations next to pink ribbon displays during the month. I was pleased when I went back to my local public library that they had placed the cards in a more prominent position than I had left them in!
I've been blocked by seven FB pages for pointing out that shopping does not fund a cure.
I have been ignored by four companies that I contacted via email for more information regarding their supposed donations for "breast cancer awareness."
One company that did respond to my emails pointed out that they have donated $1,000,000 over the past eight years to charitable causes. That equals $125,000 per year. What they don't say publicly is that their current sales page has 12 causes associated with purchases. $125,000 divided by 12 = $10,417 per cause. The general public isn't going to dig into sites as deeply, so the misleading assumption is that the $1,000,000 has gone directly into breast cancer "research and awareness."
I learned a lot this month and this site will continue. I hope to more fully develop the website (independent of FB) in upcoming weeks.