Ribbon of pink

A ribbon of bright pink has been streaming along the street below my loft in Denver for the past hour. My black standard poodle, Ella, and I cheered those walking by—nearing the finish line. A cluster of four proudly announced that each member had raised $1,000 (10+03) for the cure; $1,000,000 (10+06) raised in a single day in this city.

Since its beginning in 1982, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure has raised $1.5 billion (10+09). In 2002, more than 1.3 million (10+06) people partook in over 100 (10+02) races; and now, in 2010, the race has expanded to 141 races (127 in the U.S. and 14 international) with 100,000 (10+05) volunteers—all working to find a cure for the 25,000,000 (10+07) people already diagnosed.

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  1. Eric Belsey
    Posted August 31, 2010 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    It is very exciting and uplifting to see people take concerted action towards their goals, to get active with friends and neighbors to attempt to create the changes they would like to see in the world.

    That said, until the mainstream cancer charities start looking at the overwhelming cause of cancers, that is, carcinogenic pollution of our bodies, air, water, and soil, those ladies in pink are just spinning their wheels. Until they insist that the Komen Foundation put this topic back on the table, they are just enjoying a nice walk with friends.

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