We all have our beginning, our color is varying shades of pink, and we have our endings. We are a family, a joined force, that are all fighting for one common goal. Together we will find a Cure!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Power in Numbers~
It is moments like this that restores my faith in our society. Opening up our hearts and minds to help re-define what "Beautiful" is. Giving hope and telling little girls & women that they are beautiful no matter what! ( Happy Tears ) You just can't put a price on this message. I hope to see on the shelves of toy stores across the Globe. We need to let people know, that no matter what, they will always be beautiful in our eyes. I think this would be an amazing first step, and if the money actually goes to cancer research, it would even make the idea that much more touching and poignant.
Bald Barbie: Mattel Under Pressure To Mass Produce Doll For Cancer Sufferers
Last year, Mattel created a one-of-a-kind bald Barbie doll for a 4-year-old suffering from cancer who lost her hair during chemotherapy treatment, according to CBS New York.
Now, some want Mattel to make bald Barbies available to all their customers.
So far, a Facebook campaign has already generated more than 11,000 likes calling for a bald Barbie doll which they say will help boost the self esteem in women and children experiencing hair loss from cancer treatment, pulling one's hair out and other diseases that cause the immune system to attack hair follicles.
On their Facebook page, campaign organizers wrote the following explanation of their goals and the reasons behind the movement:
We would like to see a Beautiful and Bald Barbie made to help young girls who suffer from hair loss due to cancer treatments, Alopecia or Trichotillomania . Also, for young girls who are having trouble coping with their mother's hair loss from chemo. Many children have some difficulty accepting their mother, sister, aunt, grandparent or friend going from a long haired to a bald.
Girls with cancer need a bald doll about as much as women with breast cancer need a pink Kitchen Aid mixer...You know what girls with cancer need? They need money. They need lots and lots and oodles and oodles of dollars for the researchers working on their behalf.
If Mattel agrees to make the bald Barbie, campaigners have said they hope the company will donate at least some of the proceeds to Saint Jude's Children's Hospital, a nonprofit pediatric cancer research center in New York.