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Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Bruce M, Oct 1, 2012.
They did a breast cancer awareness badge for this month
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Might be a good cause, but that is awful and I would be ashamed to wear it.
I would gladly wear one of the little pink ribbons safety pinned to the right side of my shirt, and IMO would be much more professional looking.
Ye gads!!! A pink band across the badge would be more professional and also get the message out.
'Susan G. Komen for the Cash' finally strikes policing.
Why is L.E. participating in such institutional madness? What about prostate cancer? Alzheimer's and dementia? Or one of the most insidious medical problems - pediatric cancers and leukemia?
Her sister, Nancy Brinker, founded the organization and now is the CEO and she makes over $417,000 a year for her 2011 salary.
According to a recent Reuters analysis, they have cut monies spent on research grants almost in half, based on their fund raising expenditures for the past several years. For an organization that 'wants to find a cure', this is suspect.
Does Planned Parenthood ring a bell? Why is an organization founded and claimed to be solely interested in breast cancer giving monies to promote abortion at Planned Parenthood? They claim it was done in communities where only Planned Parenthood exists to provide health services to the poor, but every county in the U.S. provides some form of health care to the indigent and working poor.
Why no services to men? Men get breast cancers as well, but there is no real push to get men any screening.
Breast cancer survival rates are higher than many other forms of cancers.
When the NFL, corporations, and agencies jump on these bandwagons, it is little more than 'charity blackmail' or 'me too' social consciousness.
Some very good points here.
I used to be a member but have since started donating elsewhere. I no longer agree with how some of their monies have been spent. I see a lot of fund raising and merchandising, but not much in terms of cure research. With the amount of money this organization brings in I simply think there should be more progress. My personal opinion of course based on minimal scientific knowledge.
In regards to the badge, I think it is over the top. Pins would do just fine.
While I have no kids, I enjoy giving to Shriners' Hospitals for Children. They use 90% of donated monies to help children with burn injuries, spinal cord injuries and diseases, orthopedic dysfunctions, and other problems.
Of course, how does that relate to a 'custom' badge to show the world that your agency 'cares'?
We have a Kosair Children's Hospital here, and they do a massive fundraiser every spring. Its one of two charities to which I donate. They do great stuff, and two of my four kids have been involved in therapy at the hospital. I truly believe they're doing God's work.
I have to agree with the group here...good cause, terribly ugly.
I would much have preferred to get my hands on one of these:
There was a case not long ago where a small group (I think it was local) used "for the cure" or "for a cure" in their fundraiser advertizing. The "Komen for Cash" foundation slapped a lawsuit on them for copyright infringement, which cost them a wad of money not being able to use ads and other items they had already printed.
When their biggest priority is funding a legal team to stomp on others working for the same/similar causes, then you know what they are really about.
I also have heard over the years that the Komen people are perhaps not as high as say the Salvation Army in percentage of total proceeds actually used for the charity versus administrative costs. As luck hopefully would have it, proceeds from the sale of the badges is going to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation and to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network. This badge is of course optional and there was no pressure to participate. Unlike a few decades back when particpation in the United Way was "voluntary."
*****t cancer has gotten some real expoisure (no pun intended)as of late. Since the MDA Jerry's Kids thing has slowed, *****t cancer is now getting all the press.
Yep, the only thing I would wear for cause in uniform is the red ribbon for drug free week.
Our local FD has pink tee shirts they wear on duty that support this cause.
I sure hope nobody gets wind of that pink badge thing. Of course, I doubt that is CALEA approved.
And we can't even wipe our noses unless it is blessed by CALEA.
I'd hate to see what the prostate cancer awareness badge would look like.
May I throw in my 2 cents...
If you are looking for a worthy cause to support may I suggest COTA (Childrens Organ Transplant Association)
I knew the guy who started it, use to beg local companies (Bloomington IN) for money to keep the utilities on because he refused to take a percentage of donations; he was retired on disability and never took a single penny in salery, this from their web site...
Most transplant operations require money up front to get on the list; COTA has a bankroll just for this, they put up the money THEN start fundraising this is a damned worthy cause if you are looking for one.
It looks like this.
That is the biggest pain in the ......
The problem is with this pink deal is they just have to take a good thing too far.
Isn't that always the way. They have the breast awareness pink wrist bands around here that say "I love boobies". Try taking that to work and not being on the wrong end of some EEO complaint. I thought it was funny, but other folks in the office probably not so much.
Aren't police officers busy enough already fighting "common sense cancer", and "decency cancer"?