May 07, 2004 - 11:23 pm
I have an idea, and I need some help to build momentum if the support is there... The pink ribbon symbolizes breast cancer survivors, and there are various colors symbolizing other forms of cancer and other diseases, but I would like to see one color symbolize CANCER SURVIVORS - regardless of the type of cancer. Since the American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an all-inclusive cancer support group and fundraising event, and it's colors are purple and pink, I think that a purple ribbon should symbolize cancer survivors in general. I am a 12 yr survivor of Hodgkins Disease, and I would love to have a symbol of my achievement to display proudly. Cancer is something that touches alot of lives, and I hate to think that support is being segregated or prioritized based on types of cancer. We are all fighting the same battle, and every breakthrough helps us all.
Please let me know your thoughts and ideas! I would love to hear feedback - supportive or not.