NaBloPoMo 18: CALL TO ACTION – Don’t Let Pink Become the New Black

from ConnectingDirectors.comStunned.
Just when we finish with October, just when I think we really can’t sink any lower that the 5-Hour Energy Pink Lemonade girl…I spy THIS on AnneMarie’s Blog. And yes, it’s real. American Funeral Directors have a new pink product line: The Pink Blazer. Yes, seriously.
Because I sure that when I’m dead, my family and loved ones will need a reminder. What’s the chance that they will have missed the message. Newsflash: when we die of breast cancer, we’ve made the ultimate sacrifice to the disease – I think we can skip the $23.40 donation that will be made when they purchase the nearly $200 jacket.
Oh, but points for telling us how much they’re donating. I suppose that’s something.
Think about this…a new trend. We could all return to our maker in blazers that reflect the circumstances of our deaths. Might make things easier up there, come to think of it, an initial sorting, I suppose.
Heart Disease? Well hearts, of course.
Drunk Driver? Bottles of booze.
I have a feeling the comment left on their Facebook page will be gone by Monday, but we may have a shot over the weekend to make our voices heard while no one is looking! Here’s what I posted:
I am pre-posting my NaBloPoMo 18 posted so that we can act! Drop by their FB page, call (877.458.5755) or visit their website.
P.S. I was wrong about the weekend. They are monitoring their page, they have deleted my comment and blocked both my Regrounding and personal pages. Hmmm…that’s not nice!

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mainelyhopeful
    Nov 17, 2012 @ 17:22:28

    And of course they blocked you. They don’t want a real cancer patient weighing in and ruining all the warm fuzziness.


  2. hopeforheather
    Nov 17, 2012 @ 22:33:40

    HOLY FREAKING CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  3. hopeforheather
    Nov 17, 2012 @ 22:35:31

    Reblogged this on hopeforheather and commented:
    This just needs to be reblogged…PERIOD. If you feel as sick as I do about this – please do what you feel is best.


  4. Morrighan
    Nov 17, 2012 @ 23:28:51

    i hate pink and i hate red..the color of the shots that made me pee red during chemo.


  5. Tracy
    Nov 18, 2012 @ 00:46:25

    More cashing in on breast cancer. Great! Maybe their next new line could include selling our corpses to quacks – why bother with the funeral at all?!


  6. Janell
    Nov 18, 2012 @ 05:47:25

    The notion of a pink jacket intended for funeral directories is a concept I would have expect of The Onion. The “pink for awareness” thing has gone beyond a nice thought and become a fad, a marketing scheme.


  7. Jen (Sturtevant) Meus
    Nov 18, 2012 @ 14:10:43

    Reblogged this on jenmeusjourney and commented:! who thinks this stuff up. seriously. do you think my family or friends would need a reminder of why we are there and that they’d feel “extra especially supported” by funeral director/home staff if they were wearing a PINK coat? WTF. just a thought as I catch up on some blog reading. I had read about this before but felt compelled to re-blog and let ya’ll read about it for yourselves. ~JLSM
    if and when it’s my turn be at the center of a funeral


  8. chemobrainfog
    Nov 18, 2012 @ 20:38:32


    Scorchy (blogs at Sarcastic Boob) for anyone who may be reading the comments left a “note” on their facebook page. It was taken down, too. And now, you are blocked… well, I’m NOT… so I will go check on the page…. unless they blocked me for starting the whole mess … AS.IF.I.CARE!

    Glad to see it’s been shared a bunch of times, too!



  9. elisabeth
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 11:57:51

    Wow. This is as bad as the whole “sexual” breast cancer ad campaign from earlier this year. It’s so insensitive and does nothing for awareness. There is a big difference between raising awareness (e.g., education, patient support groups, patient advocates) and celebrating disease at patient’s expense/morale/dignity. UGH. I think mainelyhopeful summed it up well: “They don’t want a real cancer patient weighing in and ruining all the warm fuzziness.”


  10. Heather Swift
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 17:00:37

    Reblogged this on takeawareness2action.


  11. Cary
    May 19, 2013 @ 15:04:20

    It’s awesome to pay a quick visit this web page and reading the views of all colleagues regarding this post, while I am also zealous of getting familiarity.


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