Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sexy Funny Smart Breast Cancer

Yes, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so let the pinking begin! For the most part the pink insanity infuriates me. Girly? Babyish? Infantilizing?  Yes, all that. But I was tickled pink when a cancer colleague sent me a link to a great cancer org that combines sexy, funny and in-your-face advocacy for breast cancer.  The perfect combo for for Love in the Time of Cancer.

Take a look at the website at  www. and note the tee shirt that has a drawing of two baseballs at oh, about breast height, with the slogan, “Save Second Base.”  Brittany who sent me the link said, “Some find this a bit “in-your-face, but we find breast cancer a lot more “in-your-face” – especially the havoc it wrecks on patients and their families.”

Save 2nd Base began as a cancer charity walk team for Kelly Rooney. Rooney, a mom of five who died of breast cancer at age 43, designed the T-shirt.

Proceeds from the sale of these items benefit the Kelly Rooney Foundation ( The Foundation inspires support, research on breast cancer in young women.

Check it out and get one of these great shirts. You can’t imagine the double takes you’ll get at baseball games. It’s kind of a boob IQ test.

No comments: