I think we should make Lance Armstrong a banned topic, since every single time he comes up, people lose their heads.
Umm....Hol...thats like saying we should ban "NET" cuz, really, this is a RUNNING FORUM...aint gonna happen!!!
ultraslacker wrote: I question what he's really *done*. It's really easy to get people hyped up and put a pretty face on a cause and say that you're raising "awareness" (whatever that means), without asking the next question: "who is actually benefitting from this?"
Wow Holly....do you think LIVESTRONG would have gotten off the ground without a "voice" or "character" that would reach the masses like LA?
ultraslacker wrote: It's really easy to get people hyped up and put a pretty face on a cause and say that you're raising "awareness" (whatever that means), without asking the next question: "who is actually benefitting from this?"
I have taken offense to many things on this board over the years, but THIS takes the cake!!!!!!
Um...the "awareness" that I raise has saved lives...several of them.
Once I began speaking out, I have had individuals who have personaly thanked me for speaking out about a topic, that (at the time) was a bit tabu, who went and got that lump they had check and treated BECAUSEOF THE AWARENESS I WAS RAISING!!!. THAT is what it means! I am not sure you realize how many peeps on RM raise awareness and funds, but pretty sure you have slapped them all up side the head.
It's cool that you have never really supported my cause, but all the others?? Shame on you.
Do you think "Team Diabetes" runners wear their race singets because they lik purple? No, it is because AWARENESS is also part of being on a team like that.
The definition of "awareness" is in the dictionary.....take a peek!
Sad this awesome thread has now turned into this crap (as usual). Back to DOPE and less charity/cause/ bashing!!!!