Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

30 September 2008

Christina Applegate on Oprah

We should had known that Christina would end up on Oprah to talk about how she kicked breast cancer's ass and the decision to have a double mastectomy. Well she's on TODAY!

Also on the show will be Nancy Brinker, who brought breast cancer to the forefront after founding the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and subsequently the 5K Race for the Cure. To date, the foundation has raised over $11 billion for the cause! Other breast cancer survivors will also share their stories in a show which encourages women to be their own advocates for their health.

While we all applaud the work that Nancy has done, especially making it cool to care about breast cancer, I must also point you to the Think Before You Pink project from the Breast Cancer Action campaign. Just as we can't buy our way out of this economic crisis, I don't think we can buy our way to the cure for cancer. Don't spend $10 on a gizmo you don't need that will send $1 to Komen. Instead send $5 to Komen...they get more money and you have one less piece of junk.

1 comments:

right you are. and we're foolish if we think we can shop our way out of a disease.