I mean this with the utmost respect and I wanna make this clear, I am not making fun of cancer. As you know I lost my Papa earlier this year to the despicable disease. I hate cancer and have empathy for any person/family battling it.
With that said, something has been popping up lately that has been stickin' in my crawl.
Thank you people of the world for doing things to raise money to eradicate cancer, or at a minimum find a way to meaningfully treat it and increase it's survivability. Kudos.
The fundraiser cited above is an annual cruise chocked full, in this case, of Buckeye fans, players and icons. (...Yeah, I said icons. For you non Buckeye fans:
II) Didja ever hear of a two time Heisman winner from any other school? Uh-huh, Archie Griffin. Boo ya. And duffer Jack Nicklaus. Even if you don't like golf, or him, the Golden Bear is an icon. Chair throwin' Bobby Knight and Billy Martin firin' George Steinbrenner. Buckeye icons. Author James Thurber. Buckeye literary icon. To name a few other Buckeyes, who hold icon distinction. I don't know who is scheduled to be on board of this years cruise, but several of the aforementioned icons may not actually be on the cruise, mainly because they are dead.)
My only issue with the, otherwise positive objective of raising money cruise, is it's moniker.
Cruise for cancer?
Why would one want to rally for cancer? I could fully support a cruise against cancer, although I still wouldn't plan on takin' the cruise. A cruise to fight or cure cancer, all the better. Frankly, the Cruise to Cure Cancer has much better alliteration, and is more accurate.
It's not even just the Buckeye CFC. Every time I grocery shop, some cashier is trying to get me to buy a paper ribbon or flower for cancer.
Enough is enough.
I am anti cancer. Not for it.
A quick Googling found other offenders...