It's been a while since I've had an extended #rant but I really want to get this off my chest (excuse the pun) ..😏🙊 -- 💓
I've been sent a lot of #chainletters recently. You know the ones I'm talking about... ''it's that time ladies, let's raise awareness about #breastcancer by playing a game. I want all of you to write the number of tattoos you have, the colour of your bra, and your favourite fruit as a status.. 'six purple melons' .. but don't tell anyone what the meaning of the status is. Don't let men get involved with our fun. Just #share this message with all of your girlfriends and help beat #cancer '' -- 💓
First up .. ✋🏾
HOW is this #raisingawareness ?! My bets are on 8 out of 10 people not even playing along with this 'game' and the others will write a status, pat themselves on the back and feel they have 'done their bit' for cancer. 🙄 -- 💓
How about we cut the crap ? Let's raise true #awareness. Instead of leaving cryptic messages for confused men to decipher on #socialmedia, can we actually TALK about cancer? Let's discuss the signs and symptoms of the big C, the importance of checking our #ladylumps regularly and how #earlydetection can help #savelives !! --💓
Let's spread real #knowledge and useful information in our #community to #women AND #men - after all they can get breast cancer too!! (In 2014 there were 390 cases of male breast cancer diagnosed in the UK, so they shouldn't be excluded.) Quit these silly games that don't do a single thing to raise awareness or help anyone who has suffered from cancer, or who may do in the future. After all breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women and 1 in 870 men in their lifetime. And if it doesn't affect you directly I'm sure you will be closely affected by someone who does sadly get a diagnosis!
I don't want to preach here or get on my high horse so I'll leave it at this. If you don't want to get involved in helpful discussions or sharing real knowledge, can I ask that instead of playing these games or turning a blind eye to this topic... just #donate a quid to #cancerresearch or the #breastcancerawarenesscampaign ; help the professionals to shine the #spotlight on this debilitating #disease. --