Pink ribbons - on dog food?

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Jerry L.
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   Posted 1/5/2011 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Just got back from the grocery store and noticed more than usual the number of pink ribbons, etc... on packages...Energizer alone says they have given more than 400K last year to BC, it's on cereal, dairy products, and even dog food. 
It made me think - we get (and we contribute to) all sorts of campaigns by way of phone calls and letters in the mail for other cancers, heart disease, and other diseases.  Not once in my life do I remember getting anything to support PC.  This isn't a put down on what BC is doing, I just find it amazing.
- Tell me that PC organizations have all the money they need for research and awareness?
- I wonder how much was donated to support PC compared to BC and other diseases?
- It makes me want to go out and start some type of campaign to raise money and awareness?  Is it worth it...where should the money eventually go...
Nov. 2009 Dx at Age 44
Dec. 2009 DaVinci Robotic Surgery
Jan. 2010 T3b, Gleason 9
Feb. 2010 Adjuvant Radiation

PSA History:
Nov. 2009 4.30
Feb. 2010 <.05
May 2010 <.05
Aug. 2010 <.05
Nov. 2010 <.05

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   Posted 1/5/2011 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sure Tony will drop in to suggest checking out USToo - I'll speak for them as well. I participate in a monthly meeting, and they do a lot of good work.
You are correct - we don't get much attention. You might check for a state-level organization - I've not found one yet that refused help, either in time or money.

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   Posted 1/5/2011 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
The "official" PCa ribbon is blue, along with the wrist band.
At the last PCa fundraising event I went to, they were passing them out, with a special one for the survivors. It was good to see that we were the smallest group (meaning they were reaching out to the "rest" of the community).

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   Posted 1/5/2011 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I understand the "pink-itis".
My local grocery chain does a month of collection for BC, and a month for PCa. I won't even tell you the massive domination of donations for BC, but the multiple is in the double digits. And that first one is not a 1.
They "ring the bell" for each donation - during BC month, you hear it multiple times in a visit. I've added a buck or two during PCa month just because it didn't ring in the time I was there. Wanted to be sure it worked.

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   Posted 1/5/2011 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
baby blue.
age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
no symptoms, no prostate enlargement
12/12 cores positive....gleason 3+4 = 7
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10

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   Posted 1/6/2011 2:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Jerry, If and when I get my first tattoo, it will be a blue ribbon you can be sure - Now... just to work up the courage to do it .......You make excellent points/questions Jerry. cheers, Lana
Creed_three (Lana) - with husband "CJ" now aged 52.5 yrs (49 years at diagnosis).
PSA (2002) 2.1. (2006) 3.5.  1 x 5% core of 12 positive at biopsy. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007 Sydney, Australia. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. 2 x small multifocal lesions. Contained. Undetectable <.1 PSA since: June 2007-0.01, Oct 2007-0.02, April 2008-0.02: Oct 2008-0.03, Nov, 2008-0.02, April 2009-0.03, April 2010 - 0.03. 
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