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breast cancer awareness

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by safa, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. safa

    safa Bronze IL'ite

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    A handsome, middle-aged man walked quietly into the cafe and sat down. Before he ordered, he couldn't help but notice a group of younger men at the table next to him. It was obvious they were making fun of something about him, and it wasn't until he remembered he was wearing a small pink ribbon on the lapel of his suit that he became aware of what the j oke was all about.

    The man brushed off the reaction as ignorance, but the smirks began to get to him. He looked one of the rude men square in the eye, placed his hand beneath the ribbon and asked, quizzically,

    This?"

    With that the men all began to laugh out loud. The man he addressed said, as he fought back laughter, "Hey, sorry man, but we were just commenting on how pretty your pink ribbon looks against your blue jacket!"

    The middle aged man calmly motioned for the joker to come over to his table and invited him to sit down. The guy obliged, not really sure why.

    In a soft voice, the middle aged man said, "I wear this ribbon to bring awareness about breast cancer. I wear it in my mother's honour."

    " Oh, sorry dude. She died of breast cancer?"

    "No, she didn't. She's alive and well. But her breasts nourished me as an infant and were a soft resting place for my head when I was scared or lonely as a little boy. I'm very grateful for my mother's breasts and her health."

    "Umm," the stranger replied, "Yeah."

    "And I wear this ribbon to honour my wife", the middle aged man went on.

    "And she's okay, too?" the other guy asked.

    "Oh, yes. She's fine. Her breasts have been a great source of loving pleasure for both of us and with them she nurtured and nourished ourbeautiful daughter 23 years ago. I am grateful for my wife's breasts, and for her health."<SCRIPT><!--D(["mb","\u003cbr\>\u003cbr\>&quot;Uh huh. A nd I guess you wear it to honour your daughter, also?&quot; \u003cbr\>\u003cbr\>&quot;It's too late to honour my daughter by wearing it now. My daughter died of breast cancer one month ago. She thought she was too young to have breast cancer, so when she accidentally noticed a small lump, she ignored it. \n\u003cbr\>\u003cbr\>She thought that since it wasn't painful, it must not be anything to worry about.&quot; \u003cbr\>\u003cbr\>Shaken and ashamed, the now sober stranger said, &quot;Oh, man, I'm so sorry mister.&quot; \u003cbr\>\u003cbr\>&quot;So, in my daughter's memory, too, I proudly wear this little ribbon, which allows me the opportunity to enlighten others. Now, go home and talk to your wife and your daughters, your mother and your friends. And here,&quot; the middle-aged man reached in his pocket and handed the other man a little pink ribbon. \n\u003cbr\>\u003cbr\>The guy looked at it, slowly raised his head and asked, &quot;Can ya help me put it on?&quot; \u003cbr\>\u003cbr\>This is breast cancer awareness month. \u003cbr\>\u003cbr\>Do regular breast self-exams and encourage those women you love to do the same. \n\u003cbr\>\u003cbr\>Please send this on to anyone you would like to remind of the importance of breast cancer awareness. \u003cbr\>\u003cbr\>A CANDLE LOSES NOTHING BY LIGHTING ANOTHER CANDLE. PLEASE KEEP THIS CANDLE GOING! \u003cbr\>\u003cbr\>This one I do ask that you send on \n\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\u003c/div\>\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont face\u003d\"Times New Roman\" size\u003d\"3\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:12pt\"\>\u003cbr clear\u003d\"all\"\>\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\u003c/div\>\u003c/div\>\n",0]);//--></SCRIPT>

    "Uh huh. A nd I guess you wear it to honour your daughter, also?"

    "It's too late to honour my daughter by wearing it now. My daughter died of breast cancer one month ago. She thought she was too young to have breast cancer, so when she accidentally noticed a small lump, she ignored it.

    She thought that since it wasn't painful, it must not be anything to worry about."

    Shaken and ashamed, the now sober stranger said, "Oh, man, I'm so sorry mister."

    "So, in my daughter's memory, too, I proudly wear this little ribbon, which allows me the opportunity to enlighten others. Now, go home and talk to your wife and your daughters, your mother and your friends. And here," the middle-aged man reached in his pocket and handed the other man a little pink ribbon.

    The guy looked at it, slowly raised his head and asked, "Can ya help me put it on?"

    This is breast cancer awareness month.

    Do regular breast self-exams and encourage those women you love to do the same.

    Please send this on to anyone you would like to remind of the importance of breast cancer awareness.

    A CANDLE LOSES NOTHING BY LIGHTING ANOTHER CANDLE. PLEASE KEEP THIS CANDLE GOING!

    This one I do ask that you send on






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  2. Tamildownunder

    Tamildownunder Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear Safa,

    Very useful and important message you have posted. I am working in the field of cancer treatment and while working in London I took special interest in this particular type of cancer. When I collected the statistics about breast cancer incidence in U.K, I found that they have the highest rate of mortality due to breast cancer in the world and it was 40,000 per year. As you have rightly pointed out early diagnosis is a must for success of the treatment and this awareness should spread to all women in not only big cities, but also in rural areas.

    TDU
     
  3. safa

    safa Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi TDU,
    This is first time we interact through IL. Your name seems very familiar to me, since I have seen the same in Tamiltorrents. Thanks for the reply.
    I know many ladies among our relatives and friends who are suffering from Breast cancer. Only a few are lucky to know in the earlier stage. It is so heart breaking to see them in that situation, with removed breast.
     
  4. raginiprakash

    raginiprakash Senior IL'ite

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    A very apt post seena, especially since there are so many lady members out here.

    Yes.....we all need to be more aware about breast cancer & need do our might to spread the word.

    Thanks for posting.

    Cheers!
    Ragini.
     
  5. chatkara_tasty

    chatkara_tasty Bronze IL'ite

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    :2thumbsup: GOOD JOB SAFA. KEEP IT UP .THE POST WAS VERY INFORMATIVE .
     
  6. safa

    safa Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi, Ragini and Heena,
    Thanks for the replies. Actually this forward is from an ILite Sariya.
     

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