Heart Attack for the Cure.

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 8, 2010
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buckets for the cure

From the Dept. of WTF: KFC’s Buckets for the Cure (!?)

Thanks to twitter, just saw this exasperated 140 character expression of bewildered rationality:

breast cancer KFC cure

While I’m genuinely psyched to see a big company pitch in and contribute significant amounts of dough to fight breast cancer…well, the form of said contribution is so painfully ironic as to be funny…if it weren’t so depressing.

Buckets for the Cure

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KFC restaurants throughout Kansas City are joining the fight against breast cancer by participating in KFC’s national Buckets for the Cure™ campaign. The partnership between KFC and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has as its goals educating more women about breast health, generating support for the organization and raising funds with a target of making the single largest donation in the history of Komen for the Cure.

KFC will be dedicating the special pink buckets to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, with 50 cents being donated for each pink bucket purchased by KFC restaurant operators between April 5 and May 9, 2010. The pink buckets will be available in participating restaurants April 12 through May 23. Additional customer donations can be made by visiting www.bucketsforthecure.com.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


10 Responses to “Heart Attack for the Cure.”

  1. gwenbell says:

    Oh, but does the Colonel look good in pink!

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  3. Andrew Armiger says:

    Pink-washing has been pioneered by cosmetics corporations, which continue to sell toxic products to women which has resulted in alarming levels of toxins in their newborn babies, not to mention what it does to women's bodies.

  4. how truly disturbing

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