Posted on: Jul 9, 2018 04:40AM
Some friends and I are trying to create a symbol for breast cancer that incorporates the ubiquitous pink ribbon, but is more inclusive of Stage IV folks and men.
THE BREAST CANCER UNITY RIBBON
1. Acknowledges that it is the number one cancer affecting women.
2. Raises awareness that one percent of all new cases are men.
3. Makes it clear that it is fatal in around 30 percent of all cases.
Let's join together to ensure the world is aware of the breadth of this disease and that Stage IV research funding is priorotised.
Dx 03/14, IBC, Lgth. 2cm, Stge IIIB, Gde 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- ; FEC x3, Taxol x3; Mx & 2/23 nodes; Rads x 33; now on tamoxofin.
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Jul 11, 2018 08:57PM Spookiesmom wrote:
yay Beesie. 😎😎
So now I’m wondering how this will used, made available for the world to see. Used in advertising? Available for sale? I could see these being sold on CafePress, with any profit used for research.
I have no idea if such a thought could work, or How.
Jul 12, 2018 01:21AM ShetlandPony wrote:
I really like this. Well-done Traveltext. And Beesie.
By the black section, perhaps add “(Stage IV)” after the word “incurable”? Folks outside the bc world may not know that stage iv indicates incurable. And will they know that means fatal? Maybe “incurable and fatal”?
Also, at the bottom, say “should be prioritized” rather than “is prioritized” because it currently is not prioritized. (Yeah, I’m Grammar Patrol.)
I’ll leave you to decide whether to spell it the USA vs. Australian/British way, though I think the Aussie/British way more charming.
Jul 12, 2018 01:28AM Beatmon wrote:
yes, metavivor has a new beautiful ribbon, and I've also heard the stories of SGK coming suing!
Maybe we need a totally different symbol..maybe a ribbon unfurling....like our lives and free from the scare of being sued
Jul 12, 2018 02:00AM Traveltext wrote:
Thanks for the advice warrior2018. Still collating messages and it will go into the in tray.
Spookies, we'll see where it goes. Will keep you posted.
SP, thanks for chiming in. Will keep your text suggestions in mind for the final edit.
Beatmom, it is a worry with all the pink corps suing, but I'd like to persist with the ribbon theme so as to subvert the dominant paradigm. And, if they come a knockin' I'll head for the hills.
Jul 12, 2018 05:39AM - edited Jul 12, 2018 06:36AM by Wildplaces
Traveltext/Beesie - I have been following. Love the ribbon!
Jul 12, 2018 06:36AM Wildplaces wrote:
Ok, another one of the posts where I thought I said too much - you are fast
Happy you got it.😉