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Friday, September 25, 2009

'Save the Boobs'

Well my friends, they've finally done it! They've figured out how to get the public (and men!) involved in raising awareness about breast cancer...drum roll please.

Check it out:

AH-HA! A sexist, degrading commercial! I can't believe we never thought of this before.

Silly me, but I thought the simple facts that...

1. Breast Cancer is the MOST COMMON form of cancer in women.*

2. In 2005, 186,467 women and 1,764 men were diagnosed with breast cancer.*

3. In 2005, 41,116 women and 375 men died from breast cancer.*

...would be enough of a motivator to get people involved in fighting for a cure.

And, in regards to the news anchor's comment about people not liking the pamphlets because there is an older woman on the front cover, I've got the perfect solution...CHANGE THE FRONT COVER.

*All statistics and further information can be found here:

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