Grass Valley, CA — Susan G. Komen Foundation has partnered with the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce, the City Council and the Grass Valley Downtown Association to turn Cornish Christmas into a “pink” event to raise money.
“We need more money”, said Judith A. Salerno, President and CEO of the Komen Foundation. “So we were tickled pink to learn that Grass Valley was willing to pink up their annual Cornish Christmas.”
Susan G. Komen, formerly known as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and originally as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and prior to that simply “We Like Money,” which often referred to as simply Komen, is the most widely known, largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States. They are known for their organized walk-a-thons, thugish fundraising practices and lastly their pandering and unethical partnerships with large corporations.
Solerna asks for everyone attending the event to wear pink scarfs and gloves, and asks vendors to only sell pink candles. The City has agreed to color the central stripe on the road pink and have police wear pink ribbons on their hats. “This will also improve the image of the police”, Solerna added.
“This has got to be the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard,” said Janet Williams of Cedar Ridge outside downtown Safeway. “But the Komen people are whores for funding.”
The Komen Foundation also wants Santa to trade in his red coat and hat for pink ones instead.
“This way”, Solerna explains, “Santa can bring more than just presents to everyone. He can bring breast cancer awareness!”
In the spirit of the event, Safeway has agreed to donate 50 cases of Pepto-Bismol to the City to be distributed to venders, who are supposed to frequently rinse their mouths with the pink liquid. Pink smiles will be everywhere!
Pink dressed bell ringers with pink bells will be combing the visitors for donations. Komen says it can accept Visa or Mastercard, but prefers cash.