Posts Tagged Breast cancer awareness
Anti-pink ribbon breast cancer awareness from Rethink Breast Cancer. The charity bills itself as the “first-ever, Canadian breast cancer charity to bring bold, relevant awareness to the under-40 crowd; foster a new generation of young and influential breast cancer supporters; infuse sass and style into the cause; and, most importantly, respond to the unique needs of young (or youngish) women going through it.” And adds in bold type: “No pink ribbons required.”
The video gave me a tiny thrill watching too, and evidently a lot of other people too — it’s had over 2 million hits on YouTube. (Take that, Susan G. Komen!) Of course there are apps for Android and iPhone.
Breast casts of various celebrities customized and tarted up by artists (more breasts here) to be auctioned and proceeds going to the Keep-a-Breast Foundation, a charity which promotes breast cancer awareness. The charity has been in the news lately because assorted
fuddy-duddies principals and school boards have banned students wearing the charity’s “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets as a distraction. [Via.]
Breasts on the brain this week. I saw this late yesterday; I’m only sorry the fundraising is over. As a big fan of the late Bea Arthur, I really thought this was the cat’s pyjamas.
Mike Monteiro has background wallpaper on his Twitter account that’s based on artist John Currin’s famous topless painting of Bea Arthur. When a Twitter follower asked Monteiro to preserve the eyes of children by taking down Bea’s boobs, Monteiro turned his refusal into a fundraiser for breast cancer research.
It started out, as you can see in the screen cap, with Monteiro offering to donate 10 cents for every person who favorited his defense of naked Bea. Then, more people signed on to match his donation. At the time I’m publishing this blog post, every time you favorite Monteiro’s tweet, the American Cancer Society earns $2.10. [BoingBoing]
Is fundraising through social networks going to be the new norm? For my money, it beats the hell out of commercialized pink ribbon campaigns and, God help me, teddy bears.