You said that 1) the logic behind wearing the band to attract more people to the cause was specious, and 2) that cancer awareness doesn't need to be raised. Â Those are the points of contention, right? We can argue about the disadvantages of using this method to raise awareness, but it seems irrefutable to me that it actually worked. Although everyone's heard of 'cancer', I still think cancer awareness needs to be raised. Â Unless someone's had it, or read about it in detail, few know anything about the disease or what survivors have gone through to conquer it.
Makes enough sense, but based on my experience with people who wear them, it's a cutesy accessory used in place of actual caring or knowledge. This obviously doesn't apply to you. I suppose the Midwestern redneck "activism" I see in these parts (Ohio) just gets to me, didn't intend to lash out or anything. It gets very tiresome seeing people buy into the Coalition of Causes That Are Really Easy to Get Behind ("diseases are bad."), you know? I suppose in the end it's all just money going to cancer research, and that's not hurting anything.