Cancer fight bracelet inappropriate
My dad died of cancer.
I was with him, at his bedside, imploring him to fight on as the last moments of his life slipped away. I will never, ever, forget that day.
So, I know firsthand what it is like to lose someone to that awful disease. It has raised my awareness like nothing else.
And still, I cannot bring myself to see a gold bracelet being offered by a Scottsdale jeweler, with the inscription “F U Cancer” as being cool, or inspirational, or whatever.
And I know my dad would feel the same way. I say that because I never heard him speak those words, ever.
The bracelet, which sells for between $1,000 and $3,000, is “all about raising awareness and money,” says the jeweler.
I believe we can accomplish the same goal — and are accomplishing the same goal — without implying that it is now OK to wear such a message, much less speak it.