Chad Perrin: SOB

3 October 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Filed under: Metalog — apotheon @ 11:23

In the good ol’ US of A, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While I tend to find these National Foo Month things ludicrous, that doesn’t change the fact that a lot of you out there may actually have your awareness of breast cancer increased by the existence of such a thing. Some of you may even be inspired to help improve the awareness of others by this Foo Month. I find the relegation of the idea to a one-month carnival every year a little silly, but support the attempt to improve public awareness of the problem — not only of breast cancer in particular (which can and does happen to men from time to time too, by the way), but of cancer in general.

As a favor to a TechRepublic and in memory of my friend and teacher Blaga Pauley, I started hosting pink ribbon images on the SOB images page last year. Please observe the guidelines for use that I’ve laid out there if you find my hosted pink ribbon images useful. The pink ribbon is the generally accepted symbol of “breast cancer awareness”, in case that’s not obvious.

Maybe I’ll pontificate on the economic forces at play in Foo Awareness advocacy later. For now, I guess I’m just informing/reminding you about the existence of the images page and the fact that cancer research is probably more important (all else being equal) than whatever YouTube video you just watched.

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