What are the Breast Cancer Awareness Games on Women's Facebook Status?
Do you think these status games are a good idea to raise awareness?
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
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
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
- Breast Cancer Care | The breast cancer support charity
UK wide charity providing care, information and support to people affected by breast cancer.