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'Pink' campaign isn’t for everyone

Pink is not my favorite color.

I don’t mean to offend anyone who is fighting breast cancer or has a loved one that is. Our own lives have been touched by it: My husband’s grandmother, mother and aunt all had it. I fear our girls may be at risk. I also have friends who are in the battle. It’s just that I am sick of pink. It’s everywhere! On Oct. 23, the Whidbey News-Times was tinted pink, with the bold statement that 15 percent of sales were going to the cause. Lots of ads in the paper had little ribbons to show their support.

What about the other cancers?

Lung cancer kills the most. A few years ago, I lost my favorite uncle to the disease. My husband has colon cancer, which kills more people that AIDS and breast cancer combined! So many people are suffering from cancer. Shouldn’t all cancer receive the same amount of publicity? Oh, and don’t get me started on how companies are using the pink ribbon campaign just for their own benefit!

Coni Asplund

Oak Harbor

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