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Wednesday, October 3, 2007
I have been thinking about this since a friend over at Sun Flower Mom posted a comment on our Down Syndrome Forum:
"I know this sounds petty, but I am so freaking sick of seeing all the Breast Cancer Awareness news and promo items at the grocery store. Do you have any idea what kind of impact WE could make if M & M's sold bags of blue & yellow M & Ms for Ds Awareness?????? Every freaking item is pink this month! I just want *one* item in every grocery store. Give us a little, we will be happy to have something!"

I cried after reading this comment because man she is SOOOOOOOO RIGHT!
My mom is a breast cancer survivor and this has NOTHING to do with not wanting them to be successful but being jealous at the attention they get from society.

SO, I am writing this down here during our 31 for 21 to get people to step up and write to M&M's for next October. I want to be able to buy a pack of M&M's to support my children and I believe this is the way to do it....so thank you Deborah for inspiring me!

Once I am finished my letter I will post it here.


Jessica said...

Ya know?! You're right... everything is PINK, we need more blue & yellow!! Sun flower mom had a great idea!

Deborah said...

I'm so glad to see that I am not the only one that feels this way. I was worried I'd get burned for saying that. I, too, come from a family of breast cancer survivors. I am extremely impressed with what they have managed to achieve in the 25 yrs they have been fundraising for research. I hope the NDSS can follow the same path of success. I realized after I wrote that, that this is just the 12th year of the Buddy Walk. We are still young in the fundraising arena. I do strongly believe that if we could get just one national suppose, it would make a huge impact. I'd love to target M & Ms!

Clark Mama said...

Great idea! I'll be writing my letter!

Christina said...

THAT is a AWESOME IDEA!!! I will write as well! Together we can make a difference!

Christina said...

Also, do you mind if I share this message on my blog and on another board?

Megan's got 47 said...

Christina, please share and spread the word!

Nicki Mann said...

I support the breast cancer awareness thing, but it does sort of seem like its turning into some sort of fad. Every penny donated is wonderful... but it seems like a lot of companies are USING it for their own benefit!
Besides, you're right, there are lots of other things to be aware of! Maybe someone should start an awareness store where every single thing you purchase donates a little bit of money to a different cause. By bread, support breast cancer research. Buy some yogurt and support Down syndrome awareness. Buy a jar of peanut butter and donate to St Jude's Children's Hospital. Wouldn't that be cool?