1 Diarrhea again?
2 Just used my boobs to get out of a speeding ticket
3 How do you get rid of foot fungus?
4 No toilet paper, goodbye socks
5 I think I'm in love with someone?
6 I've decided to stop wearing underwear
7 It's confirmed I'm going to be a mummy/daddy
8 Just won £900 on a scratchy
9 I've been accepted on master chef
10 I'm getting married
"Post with no explanations.
"Sorry, I fell for it too. Looking forward to your post. Ahhh don't ruin it. (Don't let the secret out). And remember it's all for the 2016 Breast Cancer Awareness....Be a good sport ok?...😂"
Vickie here: This is the latest on the "Breast Cancer Awareness Games" that are sweeping Facebook. Here are some questions:
1. How does this raise "awareness" if everything is "secret?" Look at all those "Don't tell anyone what you're doing," "Don't ruin it," "Don't be a spoil sport." Secret activities do not raise awareness of any kind.
2. What is the call to action other than to laugh and keep a secret?
3. Many women with breast cancer have no breasts. How can they use them to get out of a speeding ticket?
4. Many women with breast cancer have chemo induced menopause and are unable to conceive. To use a statement of "confirmed in going to be a mummy " is both insensitive and cruel and shows an absolute lack of knowledge over what breast cancer can do to the human body.
5. Would these "games" be "funny" if they were about childhood cancer? Would anyone even dare to venture into that territory with these statements? Why are they good for breast cancer, but not for other cancers?
Real awareness goes far beyond knowing that breast cancer exists. Research into understanding why/how breast cancer spreads beyond the breast and kills is what's needed. Funding that research should not be based on buying a product that may or may not make a meaningful donation to real research (And not just a pretty pink ribbon of "awareness.").
Keep an eye on this space as I update where your dollars will make a difference. It's not in secret little games that infuriate those living and dying of this disease.