Friday, August 10, 2012

Tangerine Tatas

This is just one of the flavors of cupcakes available for purchase at a small bakery in Midland, MI. Part of the proceeds from the sale will go to support breast cancer research. The owner thought up this idea inspired by a friend battling breast cancer. She thought it would be a fun way to raise money for the cure. Fun and breast cancer, there is a concept. Many in blogsphere are outraged.

There is a fine line in being helpful to a cause and exploitative of a cause. How much of those pink purchases actually reach their alleged causes? Is breast cancer a marketing opportunity? Should you purchase a pink bucket of fried chicken to support the cause? Will the dietary fat consumed actually contribute to breast cancer?

Breast cancer is not pink and fun. Recently a husband prepared a photo exhibit of his wife battling breast cancer. Nothing fun about those pictures. They were to be hung in a cancer support community but were vetoed because they were so depressing. Maybe photographs of the multicolored cupcakes would have been more appropriate. To see the photo essay :

So more rain today and a high only in the 60s. Despite  the heel pain, I ran again. Still not sure if it is making it worse but if I sit around here all day, I will be very grumpy.

Shanna and her kids and I went to an indoor playground. Many had the same idea but the kids had fun running wild. Then back to my house for lunch and endless games of Thomas the Tank on my iPad. I hold the iPad like a vise.

1 comment:

Holly said...

I looked ,with deep and profound sadness and respect, at each and every photo...will this never end???


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