I wanted to do something a little bit different and geared towards a topic that we are always hearing about now a days, cancer. Every time I change the news or read an article I feel like somebody has been diagnosed with some type of cancer, and thats the truth. I always see and hear about breast cancer survivors and treatments that have been successful and terminated cancer. This is due to the MASSIVE amounts of money being donated to organizations such as the Susan G Komen breast cancer funds, etc. You see the pink ribbons practically on everything and it truly has an impact of the people who are dealing with these terrible diseases. The sad and scary fact is that breast cancer is not going to be at the top of the list for cancer in this country anymore, in fact stomach cancers such as colon, liver, and pancreatic will be the leading the lists. The only reason I know this and can speak about it is because I just recently lost my father to pancreatic cancer this year. My dad was one of the nicest people anyone I have ever met, and most definitely one of the smartest people that I knew. He was a truly unbelievable person, he graduated Optometry school from the University of Pennsylvania and did nothing but serve his patients for nearly 40 plus years. He was dedicated and was the only person I knew who looked out for others before he even worried about himself. We had the best doctors in the world at Johns Hopkins University and VCU Massey Cancer Center, but they do not have nearly enough money nor the resources it takes to fight this bullshit disease.
Everybody knows that pink is the color that supports breast cancer, that really is common knowledge to most people. I can guarantee most people don’t even have a clue that purple is the color for pancreatic cancer awareness nor that it takes place in the month of November. Some major companies have dedicated profits that they make for say a months time directly to different organizations supporting a good cause like research for various diseases. For instance Susan G Komen has a multitude of corporate sponsors working along side to help raise awareness and money for research. So I wanted to recreate the original Tide logo for all of the products in purple and have Tide written in blue only to show support for this cause. I bet if Tide and not only Tide but major companies with massive amounts of money contributed and did things like this there would be greater funds and research money to help put a stop to this awful disease. Not only did this disease affect major celebs like Steve Jobs and Patrick Swayze but if affected people like my dad who were not able to beat this battle. Just like I mentioned how my dad helped people throughout his life; well Tide does the same type of thing throughout the community, helping people in small and meaningful ways day in and day out. Its not about the product it is all about the idea and thought behind it, just remember that!
Here is the design..I based this off of the bracelet that I have that is similar to a “Livestrong” type of bracelet except this is Purple, in honor of Pancreatic Cancer.