This campaign really ticks me off. 5-hour Energy (a multi-billion dollar company that enjoys ownership of 90% of the energy drink market) is trying to market themselves as being a cheerleader for fighting cancer. Are you freaking kidding me?!?!
Want to fight cancer, people? I’ll tell you how.
Stop filling your body with carcinogenic crap!
These energy drinks are filled with artificial sweeteners, artificial flavours, artificial colours…all of these are chemicals and they are toxic. Intentionally putting this stuff into your body is suicide. Allowing your kids to put this stuff into their bodies is child abuse.
Please don’t let a pink ribbon on the packaging lull you into thinking that you’re somehow doing something good by purchasing that product.
If you need energy, go for a walk. Get a good night’s sleep. Have a glass of water. Eat an orange. But for crying out loud, stop with the chemical consumption.
The same goes for cigarettes, McDonalds, Coke (especially the diet stuff. I mean, come on already!). Just stop it.
I know I’m not a paragon of healthy eating, but I do at least put some effort into avoiding total trash and finding ways to make my family’s diet healthier. Yes, we still eat meat, but we pay for hormone-free, antibiotic-free, air-chilled meat. Yes, we still have white bread sometimes, but I make it myself, so it doesn’t have all kinds of chemical preservatives in it.
But healthier food is so expensive, you say? Well, yes, it usually is. But here’s the thing: it’s cheaper than chemo.
So go ahead and fight cancer. Fight it by being “mean” enough to make your children eat vegetables and drink water. Fight it by doing regular breast self-exams and getting pap smears – you know, all the fun stuff. Fight it by asking about your family history and knowing what to watch for. Fight it by staying out of the sun. Fight it by not being taken in by this scam of a marketing campaign.