logo-bcsThere is something happening on Facebook at the moment. It involves posting a colour as your status update. I had no idea what is was about until a friend asked the same question. Apparently, one is to paste the colour of their bra as an update. A single word is all it takes. Apparently it is to raise awareness for Breast Cancer.

A few hours ago, Miss A and I were discussing how we would not post the status of our under garments for all to see. Miss A posted such an update and was criticised. What the criticiser does not realise however, is that we are into Breast Cancer awareness and supporting it. We do actually give to cancer foundation charities. My husband spent an entire day walking the streets (raining cats and dogs) collecting money for Breast Cancer research. We support any and all types of cancer research, charities and foundations. And yes, in case anyone was wondering we have had close family members affected by cancer. But that is not the focus on this post…

I don’t see how posting a colour as a status update really achieves anything. If one really wants to help and support this cause there is much more one can do! I can’t believe that Miss A copped a bit of flack (which she can handle) for ‘being insensitive’ when nothing could be further from the truth! She even posted a link to the site where one can click daily and was still critiqued. I’m all for self examination when it comes to accepting criticism but seriously, sometimes we need to go the extra mile and really try to be proactive.

Click this link! It’s free and it costs you nothing but a few seconds of your time! Click the link! Your clicks count!

In just a few seconds each day, visitors can click on the pink “Click Here to Give – it’s FREE” button on the home page and, at no cost to them, help fund a free mammogram for a woman in need. The mammograms are paid for by The Breast Cancer Site’s sponsors and distributed by the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  100% of sponsor advertising fees goes to their charitable partners.

The Breast Cancer Site was founded on October 23, 2000. Since that day, tens of millions of site visitors have given more than 16,000 mammograms to women in need via a simple and free daily click!  Join their Facebook group, friend them on twitter to receive reminders to click daily…but please be more proactive than just posting a colour as a status update.