EDIT: Dusan, what a load of BULLSHIT. Having recently been affected with cancer in my family, I can assure you this raises awareness.
Oh dry your eyes Princess... Dushan is quite right. People do what they do not for the pathetic, (and sometimes self serving to the instigator), attempts to "raise awareness" but because they want to for whatever reason they want or need to. Fox3 "get's it".
Before you lecture me about cancer, my mother and father skyped us three weeks ago. She has three years with treatment or three to six months without. She's going without.
No need for sympathy messages... My mum is a tough old gal that will face her demise with dignity and grace as she wishes and as she should.
Male cancers were sadly ignored by most for a long time, which was wrong.
Something to raise awareness is a good thing, but most people I know think moustaches are a bloody stupid idea. One looks ugly. I have one friend who complains that if he did try to grow one, his girlfriend has promised him he'll be celibate for the month, which is counterproductive if nothing else, and I doubt he's alone. There has to be an acceptable way to say "You have a very good cause, but I think that's a stupid way to promote it." Being an arrogant anti-social git, I'll just say it. And yes, my dad died of cancer.
..."You have a very good cause, but I think that's a stupid way to promote it."
If you feel that way can't you just not donate, and donate quietly to another charitable cause that doesn't require silly hats, badges or similar? The success of a charity is measured by how much it raises; if you don't like their method of doing it, don't support them.
While I think all the 'dress up like a dork' fundraisers are a bit tokenistic, they're very popular, particularly with young males. Is it really worth getting upset about it if a bunch of guys want to get around looking like seventies porn stars for a month while passing the tin around for charity?
My favourite tokenistic fundraiser is still the Safe Work Week barbeque I attended where the barbie unexpectedly flared up and singed a few HR people . That's what happens when you let an OH&S 'expert' man the gas bottle. IIRC they had a cold food only picnic the following year .
Gas at a barbecue, Ms Worrals? That just confirms my suspicions that Ozmates are a bunch of big girls' fluffy negligees.
I prefer to donate privately to charities, and would prefer they don't acknowledge it in any way. Anything spent on admin and sending cards and little gift boxes to donors is money not going to the cause, IMO.
You're in the correct thread Worrals. My apologies for being opaque. I couldn't help noticing that a couple of the killjoys posting in this thread are also among the foremost advocates of using firearms in another, and wonder if there is a connection.
My favourite tokenistic fundraiser is still the Safe Work Week barbeque I attended where the barbie unexpectedly flared up and singed a few HR people . That's what happens when you let an OH&S 'expert' man the gas bottle.
what's wrong with throwing a lit rag into half barrel of avgas ?