What are the Breast Cancer Awareness Games on Women's Facebook Status?

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The new Facebook status game has started where women everywhere attempt to raise awareness for breast cancer through the popular social media network.

It all started when women started updating their status with a colour. People kept asking "What do these colours mean?" and it turns out it was the colour of the Bra that woman was wearing at the time.

Last year it caused much more interest when women were posting things like "I like it on the kitchen table" and "I like it on the sofa" and although Men thought they were talking about sex they were actually talking about where they like to keep their handbags.

This year you will notice that women are updating their status with a name of a fruit, like a pineapple or perhaps a Lemon and in some cases an avocado.

This is another Breast Cancer awareness game where women are receiving this message to their inbox........

We are playing a game............

Someone proposed that we GIRLS do something special on Facebook to help with Breast Cancer Awareness. It is easy, and I would like you to join us to help it spread. Last year it was about writing the color of the bra you were wearing in your Fb status and it left men wondering for days why the girls had random colours as their status. This year it has to do with your relationship status. You will state where you are by posting one of the codes below. Remember- Don't reply to this message just type your one word response in to your status box on your profile. Then cut and paste it and send it along to all your female friends........

Blueberry: I'm single
Pineapple: its complicated
Raspberry: I'm a touch and go woman
Apple: Engaged
Cherry: In a relationship
Banana: I'm married
Avocado: I'm the "other one"
Strawberry: Cant find the right one
Lemon: Wish i was single
Grape: wants to get married.
The bra game reached TV, lets get this one to do the same, and show everyone how powerful women are! ;o) xx

But are people doing these games because they raise awareness for Breast Cancer or because it keeps all the Men guessing what their status is about?

I have heard many people say "Why don't woman just post 'support for breast cancer' on their status instead of these games?" But these games have become widely talked about and have united women all across the world in raising awareness for Breast Cancer.

These facebook games are talked about on TV and in national newspapers so they have certainly achieved awareness. Do you think it would have had the same effect if it was a ordinary support message? I am not so sure!!


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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UK Breast Cancer Facts

October is national breast cancer awareness month. The internet has been filled with the pink ribbon in honour and support of every person that has been affected.

Each year, just under 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK.

One in eight UK women will develop breast cancer in their life time.

Breast Cancer accounts for nearly 12,000 deaths every year and is the second most common cause of deaths from cancer in UK women.

The three main risk factors of breast cancer are gender (Being a woman is the biggest risk), Age (The older the person the higher the risk), and significant family history (this accounts for 5% of people diagnosed)

Information from breastcancercare.org.uk



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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

I had noticed that on Facebook but did not know what was going on...thanks for informing me.


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zoey24 5 years ago from South England Author

Thats okay Cogerson. Thank you for stopping by :)


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Kylo88 5 years ago from dc

AAAAHHHH!!! i hate those games! everytime one comes areound (which is like dayly) my inbox is flooded. lol. llike look! i'll support it no problem, but can i update some stats about me please!? lmfao XD


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zoey24 5 years ago from South England Author

lol Kylo88, yeah there are a lot of them going about :)


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Kylo88 5 years ago from dc

i know. there was one about a bra size that was the last one i participated in. some lady said it was sleezy and there was this big argument and i was just like "I'm gone! Peace!" lol


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zoey24 5 years ago from South England Author

lol Kylo88. Some people don't agree with the games because there has been that many its not always about breast Cancer awareness anymore :)


Exmoor 5 years ago

You missed one! There was one going around with relationship status. I forget exactly what they were, but they were drinks, like tequila or Sprite, corresponding to whether you thought you could never find the right guy or things like that.


Butch 5 years ago

"Last year it caused much more interest when woman were posting things like "I like it on the kitchen table" and "I like it on the sofa" and although Men thought they were talking about sex they were actually talking about where they like to keep their handbags."

Please if you are going to make a living using words, then use them correctly. It's WOMEN not WOMAN - "...when women were posting things like..." Please have someone who knows what they are doing proof your copy before submitting.


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zoey24 5 years ago from South England Author

Thank you for your comment Butch and for pointing out my one mistake, I think it is safe to assume that I know it is women rather than woman considering it is in my title. I do not write to make a living, I write because I enjoy it. I think it is rude for you to say I don’t know what I am doing because I got a letter wrong. Still I do very well from my writing so I must be doing something right :)


Darius 5 years ago

@butch, really? Out of everything she typed the only thing you got out of it was that one little mistake? No one asked you to correct her. Learn some manners. I hate people who feel they have to correct everyone just to feel important...


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zoey24 5 years ago from South England Author

Thank you Darius, I don't mind positive criticism but i didn't like his rudeness. Thank you for taking the time to read my article :)


Ryan 4 years ago

It's interesting that women want to cut men out of the loop, even though that's half the population, and men get breast cancer too. By this logic we should cut women out of the fight aginst colon cancer, even though they can get it too.


Meg 4 years ago

I guess it's working, since you wrote about it and there are so many comments. If all we said was, "It's breast cancer awareness month", would it get this much attention? Does it really matter what the motives are, if it results in more attention, more money raised, and even one more woman - or man that cares for a woman - becoming educated? Cheers, and may we all appreciate our good health a little more.


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