No, I’m not Stage IV. Not yet. I may never be, however the odds are pretty well stacked against me. It isn’t just those of us with the rare breed of cancer whose odds are tough to swallow. It’s breast cancer period. Yet you’ve companies everywhere using Breast Cancer Awareness to line their pockets. If they do actually donate anything it’s to organizations who actually give very little towards research. All the focus on early detection and prevention- when they need to focus on a CURE. If you’re unfortunate enough to carry a gene mutation that predisposes you to breast cancer (as is my case) all the prevention on the planet may not save you.
The point to this post? Demand more. More funding to a cure. More funding to prolong life for Stage IV patients. Demand accountability from organizations who claim to donate funds. Demand companies stop making money off the backs of breast cancer patients. Do your research before purchasing pink ribbon items. Better yet- DONATE
As always #FuckCancer