Seems to me that we, as a club, could get behind this in a big way.
Ford is going the extra mile to get this message across and the
Model T is an awfully good, Ford-built attention-getter.
What do you guys think?
Seems like an awfully confusing website. What's this got to do with Model Ts? I'm not painting my car pink for anyone.
There is a pink Model T in the Montana 500.
I wore a pink crash helmut for breast cancer in a major historical car racing event & it didn't bother me a bit. I would be happy to put a pink ribbon on my T if it helped such a cause. Down herunder we a real Ford men & ponsing around in pink for cancer research just says WE CARE.
I made these in my Model T shop. I'll put a pink ribbon on both of my Ts. The new Chevrolet dealer near my shop put a pink ribbon high up on his bran new show room building. I think we need to back this project.
Being a prostate cancer survivor I think this is a good thing BUT why isn't there an effort that concentrates on Men's cancer issues?
For some reason its always directed to Women's issues when it comes to an effort to remind people about cancer issues.
Yes there are movements to bring awareness to Cancer in general to both groups but to me its annoying to always hear the majority of concern directed about Women's cancer issues. And especially breast cancer. Sorry folks but I don't buy into political correctness.
Call me a "blue ribbon" survivor.
Thank you John!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe those ribbon's should also come in blue? Bud.
On the walk to support brain cancer research that we did last Saturday, my daughter Elisabeth was reminiscing about how irked Anja used to be that the color for brain cancer is gray. She understood why and that the slogan for brain cancer awareness is "Gray matters," but she still complained that patients with other cancers got brightly colored ribbons and all she got was gray!
Well John, Bring this guy to your next party http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/senior-testicle-bat-cancer-research-art icle-1.1367516
And remember, fellas: While Mr. Balls might be something out of a nightmare, the real nightmare is letting testicular cancer go undetected.
My grandmothers breast cancer went undetected for to long because my grandfather didnt feel comfortable with a male doctor examining her.
That mindset among folks is what has killed alot of people over the years.
If we men didn't make such a big deal of bOObs, women wouldn't have near the emotional trauma with breast cancer. Something like one in seven women will get breast cancer, and many of them die. It strikes all ages.
Men get breast cancer too, and it's more often fatal. There's a Marine base in the SE, Camp LeJeune, IIRC, that has been related to a number of cases of male breast cancer, including my friend who was there in 1951.
They say every man will get prostate cancer if he lives long enough. But it's usually slow growing.
Women have a rough life in Christian and Muslim religions. Honor them.
I agree with you John. It seems to be a feminist initiative. Let's save all the women and let the men die. It should be cancer in general. There are exceptions such as this cause.
Mack your point about letting things go undetected is only part of the truth about cancer.
The idea about men will eventually get some type of prostate cancer is true.
Since I went through it, I learned a lot and some was things were not so pretty.
I begin to hear about and notice that friends who had prostate cancer that were told that their's was slow growing not be to worried about it unfortunately found out in a later visit that they only had a few months or a year to live.
The success rate is with those who choose to have prostate removal surgery and not wait to 'out live it'.
But enough of this. This thread is completely off topic and should have never been posted anyway.
We all need to read Chris's suggestion and stick to what we enjoy and that Model T's.
You have a good idea, Bob.
Also being a prostate cancer survivor I have couple of thoughts:
1. I support any outreach effort that increases awareness of cancer regardless of the type/gender/etc. of the typical patient.
2. John has a valid point. However, it must be remembered that every patient is unique. Medical history, family history, age, lifestyle habits, current health, and others matters are factors to be considered when deciding what's the most appropriate treatment for any given person. I too have known men who took the "out live it" approach and it was a big mistake. Conversely, my own dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 82. He is now pushing 95 and going strong. For him it seems the "out live it" choice was the right one.
One more thing: In my opinion THIS IS ON TOPIC! We can say with some certainty that the more we know and the sooner we find a cure the longer we will be able to enjoy our T's!!!
John K. I agree with you I had 2 of my close friends in the navy die of breast cancer... both were men! The navy "Doctors" told them men don't get breast cancer at least until it was too late. there are to my knowledge only 4 cancers that are gender specific Prostate, Cervical,Testicular & Ovarian. It should be obvious what goes to who.
Good grief, am I ever gonna get in trouble for this:
My brain was hardwired back in the days when the rules didnít flip and flop with every change of political wind. -I was taught to be a gentleman, not only by my Dad, but also by my Mom (Mom was a lady) and by my grade-school teachers (all of whom were ladies). -They taught me about things like tipping my hat, standing when a lady entered the room and giving a lady my seat on the bus or subway.
Back in those silly days, I didnít figure such behavior constituted any kind of abuse or exploitation. -I was taught that ladies were so valuable, men were to protect them with their lives. -Iíd have stopped a bullet for my mother and would do so today for my wife or daughteróregardless of their post-modern position that women not only donít need men to protect them, but are grossly insulted when we step up for that purpose.
Okay, so Iím an anachronism. -Iím an eccentric survivor of a world which no longer exists. -But then, I look around at the four digital walls encasing this forum and see a monument to anachronism. -Iím confident in that yours truly is by no means in the minority of this company with regard to holding to at least some of the old values.
I still believe in ďLadies first.Ē -Yeah, testicular cancer is a big deal, but that doesnít short out the primary windings of my circuitry wherein resides the conviction that before he protects himself, a REAL man first protects his mother, sister, wife and daughter. -And if the ladies happen to resent that attitudeÖ well, so be it.
Real man,When it comes to cancer you can't protect anyone even yourself!!!
Cancer cures smoking.
Lifestyle is behind many cancers; not so much in breast cancer.
Breast cancer spread to become a cancerous brain tumor in my grandmother and took her away. . Colon cancer killed my grandfather.
other than old fashioned country cooking, I dont know of anything other than a large power line that could have contributed.
I think the answer to part of it all is genetics.
I am glad that folks get together to make us more aware of cancer of all types. I do feel a cure can be found. But a cure will be never be common place as to many research institutes and colleges would loose millions of dollars. Sorry for that short rant.