Thursday, December 22, 2011

"Kick Cancer to the Curb"


I always display a large, pink breast cancer sticker on my car to honor a friend who lost her life because of  this dreadful curse.  I have never seen this object used before, but it certainly caught my attention.  After a bit of exploring on the internet, here is what I found on thepinkcart.com
Welcome to The Pink Cart! These bright, bold rolling trash carts are a collaboration with the American Cancer Society ® to create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. Five dollars from the purchase of every Pink Cart goes to support the Society’s breast cancer awareness programs. Take a moment to explore our site – see if your trash hauler offers Pink Carts; read stories of women and their families who are fighting breast cancer; and read more about our program. Thank you for visiting our site, we hope you will join us in our effort to Kick Cancer to the Curb.
Order one for yourself; they come in three different sizes.
Pretty symbolic, I'd say, since breast cancer is nothing but trash!


14 comments:

  1. I might just like this garbage can and the mind behind it. Brilliant!

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  2. c'est vraiment tres original et pour une bonne cause

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  3. I don't think Ocala offers pink garbage carts. They do provide green carts for every home. We don't like within the city limits, however, so we've got to buy our own. A pink cart would probably not be allowed in Stone Creek, although I don't know any rule against it.

    I agree with your comments about breast cancer. It seems everyone knows someone who has been affected by it.

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  4. They certainly liven up the yard as well as raising money for a great cause. Not sure we could have them in the UK as we already have colour coded bins- green for grass and veg, blue for card and paper etc. And each local authority seems to have different colour systems. Pink might confuse the masses!- a shame.

    Great blog by the way.

    Chrissy at Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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  5. I have never seen these. Very worthwhile. I hope some overzealous and insensitive home owners' associations do not assert that all trash cans in the neighborhoods have to be the same color.

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  6. I love this idea!

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  7. Unusual and striking for the right kind of message!

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  8. Good idea Kate, every five dollars counts in the fight!

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  9. That is a great idea!

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  10. The colour certainly shows up at the curb! Seems like a great idea to me but my town provides containers for every household.

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  11. Pretty interesting, Kate.

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  12. What a wonderful idea. You can't miss that color!

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