Saturday, July 01, 2006

Suck for the Cure

The vacuum cleaner company Oreck and The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation are sponsoring Clean for the Cure, a fund raiser for breast cancer research. In short, you buy a pink vacuum from Oreck and $50 goes to the charity. Naturally, my wife bought one when we needed a new vacuum.

Now I am stuck with a hot pink vacuum cleaner.

I would have gladly bought a green one and given $50 to the Komen Foundation if asked. I wasn't asked. *sigh*

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:44 AM

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