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I can't but help notice, It's Breast Cancer month, I give at Safeway, and last month, again, I gave at Safeway to Prostate Cancer.
Some how, we; COLON CANCER, we're just not sexy enough. WE have to get ourselves out there, we need research money.
My ex-father-in-law whom I love dearly has prostate cancer, a slow cancer, he's had it for 20 years, and last year, actually has to take hormones to stop it, before that? He did nothing.
Breast cancer gets the big dollars, and heck, I won't ever deny them that, I give.
But every once in a while I WANT Safeway to say, "a dollar for colon cancer?" HECK YES, just like I gave for breast and prostate.
To put it bluntly, for the virgin ears, please read no further....... Opportunity to leave before I dare to say this.
But T!ts and dicks are sexy, colon, well, who's our mascot??? The SouthPark Turd, Mr. Hanky?
Can't we as a collective come up with something? A slogan? A DECENT slogan?

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what you say is absolutely true. It is as if the world cannot bring themselves to say or thinkpoop colon or rectal. Oprah had a great opportunity this week when she interviewed Ryan O'Neil and he was weeping about his love Farrah.....but was there one mention of the dreaded words?? NO I am not criticizing Ryan but I also get the feeling when breast is involved there is a deluge of pink....you can buy any number of pink products to support the breast campaign. My onc even said once she feels badly for her colons....they get no support.

So dizz.....I have no answer but what you say is very true...we definitely are lacking sex appeal mags

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But dang, what a missed opportunity, that no mention of colon cancer was mentioned.
Very sad, very sad.

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I even wrote an email to the Activia folks about their ads for donating to breast cancer when you buy their product.

I told them that while a cure for breast cancer was a good thing, that I thought since their product was about good digestive health they might have wanted to consider donating to colorectal cancer research!

Guess maybe we need to put a bow on a butt to make it sexy!

Good topic...glad you started this thread.

Hugs,

Marie who loves kitties

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Winter Marie,

You have bougt up such a valid point, everybody has heard of colon cancer. But most people either don't want to talk about it or confuse it with something else. This is a true story. I had a coworker bring another coworker over to ask me about prostate cancer since I had just had it. I kindly pointed out, no I have colon cancer it involves the prostates neighbor. To be fair and honest I had never even heard of colon cancer until I got it. I guess when it affects you personally it tends to carry more weight so to speak. But I fully agree we do need to somehow raise much more awareness about CRC.

Don

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I didn't realize they donated to breast cancer. EXACTLY right on, asking them to donate to Colorectal cancer research instead. We all might consider emailing them or writing.
Good Idea Marie.
Winter Marie

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I went and also wrote an email to Activia folks, and asked why they couldn't change it to blue and give to research to colon cancer, with the idea of their digestive health that they are claiming.
I hope many on the board will do the same thing.
HERE, HERE LoveKitties!!!!!
That was a great idea.
Winter Marie

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I saw a tv ad a couple of weeks ago with Jamie Lee Curtis. I am not sure what brand of yogurt it was. They were donating money to breast cancer.

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That was Activia

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Did you get a reply from the Activia folks?

HUGS
Beth

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None received and I guess I didn't really expect one, probably drops into some bottomless bucket to be ignored.

I have never been what one would call an 'activist', but there are just some things that push my buttons and I have to write to folks about...lol. I am the one in the family who will return food to the resturant's kitchen if it is not done right, write letters to companies about their advertising (Activia wasn't the first...lol), and write letters about injustices.

I have one I started to the Prez of these United State about our cause, but it is something I am mulling over, trying to get just the right stuff in it. If it gets finished and sent, it will be another that I won't expect a reply to, but if it turns out really good I might just send it as 'an open letter' to the newspaper and see if they will publish it.

Maybe if enough of us send off emails to Activia, they might do something...every little bit helps.

Hugs,

Marie who loves kitties

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I haven't gotten a reply back either.

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Dare I say ???? I think it might be because colorectal cancer is a sh***y diease! Oooops! Hope I didn't offend anyone.

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That was funny!!

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That's funny butt so true

Brooks

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Yep, you have never heard anyone say, damn she has a hot looking colon.

It comes down to when we were born we went looking for boobs and never stopped. We are prewired and programmed to love boobs.

Kerry

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Yes, I searched my blond headed mind, and nope, can honestly say, no one has ever said to me, "My dear, my darling, you have such a hot looking colon!!!"
You do make me laugh.
Winter Marie

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I follow a blog that I think is right on the money (my twisted sense of humor). I'm not sure if some might find it offensive as it is a rather humorous take on colon cancer. She is a cartoonist. So, if you might be interested here is Amy's blog about her colorectal cancer experiences:
http://cancerissofunny.blogspot.com/

PS: she is working on getting the colon cancer logo on a NASCAR

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I really enjoyed Amy's blog.
~Aud

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It gave me quite a few laughs!!!!
Thank you for sharing her blog site.
Winter Marie

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I'm so glad to hear I'm not alone in this! You all are too funny and I agree that colon cancer is just not sexy enough!

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And of course, the assumption that people have when they hear I've had cancer is that it was breast cancer or "cancer of those female parts"(asked of me today.)

I do respond when people ask me for money for breast cancer, "I have appendix cancer, can I count on you for a contribution for research for a cure for that and other colorectal cancers?" Yes, I want a cure for breast cancer, but I donate mostly to colorectal research.

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That sounds like a great idea, glad it's getting bigger every year.

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Perhaps, we should be writing her as well asking for a little assist in the colon cancer research!!!

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Since it is called the underwear affair, how about getting Hanes and Victoria's Secret to sponsor it!

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We have one here in Toronto as well. My family was going to participate this past summer + we were really torn about it. The money goes to one local hospital for equipment. I was hoping it was going for research. Since it does not go towards research + not to the cancer centre I use, we opted not to do it. I would rather sponsor research +/or the centre that has helped me. It does bring some publicity to these cancers, however. The person I got on the phone to answer questions was really not very knowledgeble - he was vague about even what cancers were being supported. I was really disappointed.

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Hey Winter I participated in the Underwear Affair two years ago her in L.A. Wow was it sexy! I have pics to prove it. In any case, cancer below the belt, or Kiss my ***, something short and to the point. *** is in the dictionary and is not banned by the FCC. I totally agree with your sentiment and always support colorectal cancer research when I have the opportunity. I am hoping that Underwear Affair will return next year. They were not able to do it this year as the economy sucks.

Thanks for your passion and attention to bringing it up. Your ideas are a great start to something bigger!

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Thanks Left, I think together we can accomplish anything!!!!

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By working in healthcare and living with an open and honest family, I am so accustomed to speaking freely about anything. So I was unaware that colorectal cancer was the underdog of all cancers. What I did realize after I was diagnosed last Fall is that I didn't want to tell anyone I had cancer...period. I was dealing with so many emotions that I couldn't deal with anyone's questions or comments at the time. And, heck, we all knew that the big "C" meant the big "D", right? So in the beginning, I could only share with those who were closest to me. Now, I could talk to anyone, if they want to listen. Nevertheless, only my closest coworkers know about my cancer, not the entire facility, and I'm okay with that. There, at least, it still feels private, and not because it's "rectal cancer," but just simply "cancer." And I still take time to educate people, everywhere, at work, home, in the community.

Related, sort of but not really? One day, at work, a nurse's aid was talking about her husband who had died from colon cancer. A nurse at the desk said "If I was diagnosed with cancer, I'd go on long vacations, rack up my credit card. I don't care, I couldn't pay, I'd be dead! I'd just live it up if I had cancer." (or something to that effect) I wanted to tell her the reality. What happens when you first hear the diagnosis, and how much you want to get well and live. The unreality of it all. And then the reality of having to pay for the medical care needed to get well and hope like heck you don't lose your job so you don't lose your medical insurance. And that without your job, you might be homeless. And how you might need that credit card in an emergency to pay bills since insurance certainly doesn't cover it all. Yeah, people just don't know. But can we blame them? Most of us were "those people" once.
~Aud

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When I was first dx'd my youngest son noticed all the fund raising and attention paid to breast cancer. He said the same thing, boobs are sexy colons are not.
My kids have managed to do a few small things. My daughter works in a gourmet choffee shop and the owner does a fund raiser for different organizations each month. Of course this month it's breast cancer. He asked for other suggestions and my daughter told him my mom has colon cancer and I would like to raise money for that. He totally agreed so they are putting together everything to make that happen. Likewise my sons employer does the same type of thing and he to suggested doing a fund raiser during colon cancer awareness month like they do for breast cancer each october and they agreed. It's not much but it is a start and I am proud of my kids for being able to be open about what I'm going through and trying to do what they can. Much love.
Deb

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It's actually our intestines.

Help bring awareness to the chemicals and pollutants entering our food pyramid. Have a picture of a baby, teenage and grandparent...

or a pic of a butt wearing a g-string, with a message. Help keep the juices flowing. Hmmmm. Not. lol

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How absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!! I'm so darn proud of them, and I don't even know them, I know your pride must be showing through and through!!!!
Winter Marie

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How about,give to colorectal cancer research,"the butt you save may be your own."Our car club is going to put on a car show next year at a local hospital for cancer,all cancers,not just breast cancer.Maybe someone should put on a national car show for the same thing.It's just a thought.

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Car show season is over here, but maybe I can check into one next spring for COLON CANCER.
Thanks for the idea hun.
Winter Marie
PS I love the slogan

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I have only had colon cancer since August. And I have seen alot of fund raising for breast cancer. Even our local High school did a fund raiser If was called the great pink out. And another community and local sponcers is doing a human pink ribbon. Yeah where is the love for us. I did do a walk for all cancers with a local college.

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I've thought about this a lot. I love my cancer sisters who have been through breast cancer, but I do wonder, "What about us?" People really don't like to talk about it so much. I even had a woman ask me about my cancer after she saw my Relay shirt. The first question of course was, "Breat cancer?" When I told her no, I am a colon cancer survivor, she gave me a shocked look, "I didn't know women could get colon cancer!" *L* We certainly have the parts, so why not?

*hugs*
Gail

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Whats not sexy about a nice lookin butt ? Rectal cancer and colon cancer are direct descendants aren't they.....Nice butt with slacks pulled down about 1/3rd down on hips, and a sign that reads "Rectal and Colon Cancers are Pains in the Butt "....written on the tush in bright red lipstick........I'd donate to it...
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Any takers ???

Im sure we could find plenty of judges...and I am definitely sure it would certainly get attention......

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Hmmm, come to think of it, my old arse, is still sexy, glad I still have my good looking "bootie".
Sounds like a cute idea.
LMAO
Pepe's going to get to see my 1/3 down slacks, with "Rectal and Colon Cancers are Pains in the Butt" hmmm, wait a minute, my butt isn't that big, hmmm, going to have to shorten it to "Cancer is a pain in the ARSE!!!" as he's on my facebook!!!! ROFLMAO
Winter Marie

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Now your gonna give Pepe heart problems as well.......LOL......atta girl, that will get attention, guaranteed !!!

Love to ya, Buzz

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I was thinking I should wear underwear for this daring um, derriere, challenge.
I'm thinking a thong would work best, female boxer shorts might "cover" up the whole idea.

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dizz I really think you are onto something....yup gotta be a thong.

the colon club has done the calendar of fronts....my daughter always teases me that my abdomen is enough to terrify small children. Actually I kind of get a kick out of the look on young residents' faces when they first encounter the 64 year old, bit tubby belly with appendix, ceasarean,colon, liver resection liver resection again and a few biopsies on the boobs...oh dear lol

mags

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I'm going to make my own thong. Heck, figured it should be made with blue beads, what better way to "say" colon/rectal cancer!!!

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Just where are these beads located? Blue beaded thong worn with a what's up your butt T-shirt?

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Hahahahahahaha!

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ROFLMAO!

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you go first... I gotta see this

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Where do you think semicolon came from?

Our T-shirt, courtesy of our host and hostess, from CP8, said "What's up yours?" across the back...

Stirred many reactions in downtown Ft Worth...much of which ended in alot of butt holdin'!

Hugs, Kathi

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that a country as obsessed with T's & A's as we are that it would get more attention.
It's probably because poop comes out of "there"

Here's a slogan...

"Fight Colon Cancer - The *** You Save Could Be Your Own"

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Awesome thread...LOL Phill-Buzz.

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