Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Athletes in Pink

Many sports now have a “Pink Night” in which the players wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. High school, college and even professional teams raise money by selling t-shirts or other apparel. It’s a great idea, as breast cancer is a disease that takes the lives of all too many women, and even affects some men.


However, why all the attention to women’s health when there are diseases that affect men that do not get much attention? Prostrate cancer is one. Granted, it is not as serious as breast cancer, but it still would be good to find a cure. Lance Armstrong raised awareness of it, and his foundation raised money for research. But how many women’s teams sell apparel and wear yellow in support of prostrate cancer awareness? Equal time, you know.

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