Facebook Breast Cancer Awareness

NEW YORK (AP) - If you thought there was enough personal information floating around on Facebook, brace yourself.

This week a campaign apparently designed to raise awareness about breast cancer is sweeping the social networking site with a message asking women to update their status with one simple word: the color of their bra.

Facebook Inc. says it hasn't been able to find out who came up with the idea.

Andrea Rader, a spokeswoman for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, said the group was not behind the campaign but called it "a terrific tool for raising awareness."

She added, "We just hope people act on it - get educated, get a mammogram."

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Richard Location: Garnerville, NY on Aug 25, 2010 at 05:05 AM
    I am deeply hurt about the action facebook has decided to take concerning a 17 year old that just recently lost his mother to breast cancer. this young man, deeply hurt, posted a song about what he experianced, during the very hard times during his mothers passing, but facebook decided to delete it, I think ther most be thousands of kids going through what he is going through, I think this is a way for this kids to connect to this horrible experiance. the song is my Justin Matos (j.matters) you can hear the song on youtube, under (air planes mama dukes) I know this and many other kids are hurting. I know this because this kid is my son, thank you for hearing me out, I would appriciate, any help you can provide in getting the messege out Thank You Richard matos (845) 893-3533