Did you ever think all these pink-ribboned Susan G. Komen products were just hype?

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  1. deverrant

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    All of a sudden it seems every product has a "pink ribbon" version with proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation. There are so many pink ribbon products, so many walks, sports teams wearing pink to support the cause... so much shit benefiting this organization... and for a while I wondered... is it legit or is it just a bunch of hype to sell products or make money for a corporation? I have a natural distrust of any corporation or anything that is over-hyped in the media or mainstream consumer market. So I kinda thought it was all a big sales tactic.

    THEN I found a tit lump... yes- a tit lump. I have no insurance. I applied for state coverage but was rejected for some reason. I could have gone to planned parenthood for a cheap exam, yes. But when it comes to this kinda shit do you REALLY want inner-city clinic care??

    I was about to settle on a several-hundred-dollar visit (that I couldn't really afford) to my gyno when a friend told me about a local hospital that has a grant from Susan G. Komen of Philadelphia... Thanks to this grant, Sacred Heart Hospital of Allentown is one of many Susan G. Komen affiliates who perform women's health exams, diagnostics and treatment COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE, NO QUESTIONS ASKED...

    I had an exam. They decided they wanted to do an ultrasound, so I scheduled an appointment and did that. The level of care was amazing... there was no sense of being rushed or slighted because it was free. A woman from the hospital even called in between my initial exam and my ultrasound to make sure I was okay and tell me not to worry. AND I didn't have to fill out piles of papers or go through circles of red tape to prove my income, etc. It was literally like "I have no insurance and a tit lump" and they were like "Okay, we'll get you an appointment."

    Thankfully my lump turned out to be a common fatty cyst and has since disappeared. But it cost me NOTHING to find that out, and had it required a biopsy, removal, or god forbid cancer treatment... that ALL would have been available to me completely FREE OF CHARGE thanks to this Susan G. Komen grant.

    I guess it's unfortunate that it took a personal experience to overcome my cynicism, but I NOW know that this Susan G. Komen pink ribbon shit is not a bunch of hype... although I couldn't see it "working" before experiencing it for myself, I now know that it really does benefit boobies, and lives everywhere, even if just behind the scenes.

    ...so support this shit whenever you can.
     
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    cool story bro
     
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    also glad everything turned out good dev
     
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    I always support titties.
     
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    Glad you are OK dev.
     
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    Thank God it was just a fatty cyst. :hug:

    Mmmmm, mini fatty bOOb inside those wonderful bigger bOObs
    :wub::boobs:
     
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    It would be a travesty if your boobs were damaged.

    Glad you're OK.
     
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    yeahyou okay :cheer: had a cyst by my left testicle on my sac it was benine or something.
     
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    :jj:

    ...I was expecting this. :)

    Good for you!
     
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    Yeah, agreed, look out for titties people :boobs::boobs:
     
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    I can't think of a better cause.
     
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    Thx, guys.

    But it's not about me... it's about women's boobies, and LIVES all over the country. And getting past our pre-conceived notions about the evils of media hype. Which in many cases are founded, but in this case it turns out it actually serves a purpose.
     
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    I just wanted to use the titty smiley
     
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    Turns out this shit is common... but terrifying.
    Glad your balls are safe! :D
     
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    im actually glad I read this thead like you I was very cynical about seeing every piece of shit product with a pink ribbon on it but after hearing your story At least I know they are not trying to fuck people over and it really does help .
     
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    Wut? I got all sweaty after you said boobies :rah::flowers:
     
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    mojopin can u send me a pm of your u know what please:smiley:
     
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    They should promote their programs with their fundraising efforts.
    I had no idea they did any of that.
     
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    Right??! The media and pop culture has been pushing the shit outta this pink ribbon Susan G. Komen stuff. I thought SURELY it must be a sales tactic... buy OUR shampoo because it supports Susan G. Komen, buy OUR socks because they have pink ribbons on them, listen to all these plugs while you watch football during breast cancer awareness week when all the players wear pink shoes... and I thought it must be a bunch of malarky. The cause probably gets NONE of this money, OR this Susan G. Komen foundation was a capitalistic scheme in itself. It sucks when that is your first inclination.

    BUT it turns out, after seeing it in action, it really is doing stuff. Which makes me more inclined to donate to other similar organizations.