Arizona Cheerleaders Cause Community Stir With Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
This story, shared today by Debbie Woodbury, warrants ML Annals of Pink inclusion:
The Arizona Republic reports on a divided community in Gilbert, AZ. At issue is the high school cheerleading team’s plan to wear pink tee shirts with the slogan: “Feel for lumps – save your bumps” on the back. The group’s intention was to raise awareness and funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The school’s principal said no to the controversial outfits due to their “unacceptably suggestive” content.
What strikes me, among other interesting aspects of this story and what it reflects about BC awareness in 2011, is how the arguments (so needless!) about fundraising play out so differently, depending where you live and the newspapers you might read.