100 lb. Club - OT - Facebook Bra Color Status trend makes the news




Onederchic
01-09-2010, 08:17 PM
NEW YORK If you thought there was enough personal information floating around on Facebook, brace yourself.

This week a campaign apparently designed to raise awareness about breast cancer is sweeping the social networking site with a message asking women to update their status with one simple word: the color of their bra.

Facebook Inc. says it hasn't been able to find out who came up with the idea.

Andrea Rader, a spokeswoman for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, said the group was not behind the campaign but called it "a terrific tool for raising awareness."

She added, "We just hope people act on it get educated, get a mammogram."






http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,582630,00.html


BethC
01-09-2010, 08:24 PM
Cool!

Onederchic
01-09-2010, 08:24 PM
I agree :)


beerab
01-09-2010, 10:05 PM
Oh that was fun! I did it too :D

Onederchic
01-09-2010, 10:11 PM
Hehe me too :)

TraceyElaine
01-10-2010, 08:23 AM
I saw that. LOL. Pretty cool.

Passionista
01-10-2010, 08:25 AM
It's nice to see a social networking site being used to raise awareness.

BethC
01-10-2010, 08:30 AM
I was happy that we did it here too!

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/100-lb-club/190172-what-color-bra-you-wearing.html

Taurie
01-10-2010, 08:46 AM
Yeah, I got it on fb from my friends in California. I sent it to my friends here.

It reminded me to self examine!

JustBeckyV
01-10-2010, 08:55 AM
I posted it lol

BeachBreeze2010
01-10-2010, 11:02 AM
Glad to hear Komen gives it thier seal of approval. I had read some negative articles about it, but overall I think it's always a good thing to keep it in our minds.

I am going to do the Komen 5K Run/Walk this year for the second year in a row. How about you?

shcirerf
01-10-2010, 07:37 PM
Just heard that CNN has picked this up! Woo Hoo! Our girls deserve the best!:D

SugarJunkie
01-10-2010, 07:52 PM
Honestly I'm not sure how the bra color brings awareness for breast cancer. It honestly annoyed me. (Although I think breast cancer awareness is a VERY important thing.)

Instead I posted this as my status today:

Breastfeeding reduces your chances of getting breast cancer (and the longer you nurse, the lower your risk). AND it also helps your daughter reduce HER chances of getting breast cancer. So post THIS instead of the color of your bra today.


Also I am just looking into signing up for the "Avon" walk in Keystone/Breckenridge this summer! (Here is more info (http://walk.avonfoundation.org/site/PageServer?pagename=denv_event_info)) It's a BEAUTIFUL walk, and a ton of fun!

shcirerf
01-10-2010, 08:56 PM
Tons of gazillions of women posting the color of the bra they were wearing at the moment on facebook, as part of a breast cancer awareness application/thread/whatever, gets attention!

It worked!

CNN has picked it up, and you can bet the rest of the big networks won't be far behind. It's great publicity!

It will drive the sign ups for the all the Avon, Kommen walks and whatever other fund raiser and awareness groups are out there.

I do wish there was a bit more attention paid to breast cancer in men. I have a friend who has so far, battled it twice and won. But so little info on that subject, hope he doesn't have to do it a 3rd time.

SugarJunkie
01-10-2010, 09:20 PM
Janelle, Male Breast Cancer definitely needs more attention. I mentioned it to a friend who was going on and on about supporting Breast Cancer, and she just laughed it off. She didn't believe me that it was a real problem.

matt_H
01-10-2010, 09:36 PM
The last few years I've dedicated a big chunk of my life to raising money for breast cancer research and I'm totally glad this has caught on. It is a fun and a silly way to get people to think about (and hopefully donate/ become involved with) this issue.

shcirerf
01-10-2010, 09:36 PM
My friend Richard has had it twice! Breast cancer in men is not a laughing matter. Mostly, because by the time they decide it's an issue and go get it checked out, it's to LATE!

The last time Richard had it was in 1997, since then, he's been ok. But it is just not a female health issue.

While it is more prevalent in women, men do suffer from it as well.

Richard was a neighbor and dear friend during his last round. I took care of him more than one night after a round of chemo, it was no fun for any of us.

He has been ok since then and has moved on, but it's always in the back of my mind.

I hear from him about twice a year and so far, he's still ok.

The catch with men and breast cancer is admitting you have something wrong, and then as a man, admitting it's breast cancer. But, hey, they have them too! DH refers to them as his "minnies".

No matter how you look at it, they still have the anatomy, which means they can have the health issues.

CLCSC145
01-10-2010, 09:56 PM
My friend Richard has had it twice! Breast cancer in men is not a laughing matter. Mostly, because by the time they decide it's an issue and go get it checked out, it's to LATE!

The husband of a co-worker of mine died from breast cancer in his late 40's. Most people don't realize it can hit men too and is frequently fatal because they never think it can happen in men.

shcirerf
01-10-2010, 10:50 PM
I understand, that for the most part, breast cancer is a female issue, but, my friend, Richard, was one sick puppy, while fighting it. I did not know him the first time he had it, but my Dh and I sat up many a night, holding his hand while he was sick from chemo the second time around.

He was never embarassed to say what he had, and was not embarrassed to ask us for help.

While it was not fun, nor a pretty site, I'm glad he was honest with us, and trusted us enough, to let us help him.

Hey, that's what friends are for!

shcirerf
01-10-2010, 10:53 PM
Anyway, any of you men hanging out here, you get weird, strange lumps, excretions, soreness, whatever in your "minnies" as my DH calls them, get it checked out!

It just might save your life!

JulieJ08
01-10-2010, 11:36 PM
Honestly I'm not sure how the bra color brings awareness for breast cancer. It honestly annoyed me. (Although I think breast cancer awareness is a VERY important thing.)

Instead I posted this as my status today:
Breastfeeding reduces your chances of getting breast cancer (and the longer you nurse, the lower your risk). AND it also helps your daughter reduce HER chances of getting breast cancer. So post THIS instead of the color of your bra today.

Kinda necessitates I have a critter to breastfeed.