National Multiple Birth Awareness Month on April, 2019: Why is cancer so glorified?
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Ever heard of the March of Dimes? Founded in 1938 to combat infant birth defects.
I grew up primarily hearing about the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), thanks to the Jerry Lewis telethons each Labor Day for fund-raising. The telethons started in the 1950's with local and regional coverage, becoming national in 1966. They stopped in 2010 or 2011.
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month is March of every year. It has an orange ribbon for awareness. Novartis, a major pharmaceutical company, is sponsoring several awareness campaigns for MS.
Cancer is by far, NOT the only disease that people care about. Polio has been eradicated. Same with smallpox. Vaccinations exist for influenza (which has been responsible for millions of deaths worldwide) which reduces the chances of catching the illness.
Drugs for treating AIDS, malaria and cholera have made a world of difference to millions around the globe.
Diabetes, heart disease and hypertension (high blood pressure) are all in the public eye.
The answer is not LESS awareness for certain diseases, but MORE awareness for the ones close to your heart. What are YOU doing to raise awareness for MS besides attacking the awareness campaigns for cancer?
I do have extreme sympathy for those with life-threatening and life-altering illnesses. But for me, those diseases aren't worse than mine. "My" disease is going to kill me. While I'm not a fan of the pinkwashing that happens everywhere, I AM behind every legitimate research campaign that may extend my life, or perhaps, even save it.