MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Opinion

January 28, 2014

THE PEOPLE SPEAK — Ribbons have many different causes, colors

There are so many illnesses that we recognize by colored ribbons. My New Year’s resolution was to do further research on the different causes and different colored ribbons.

I started this off by shaving most of my hair for a friend in January and painted purple ribbons in my hair. Ashley Mora at Hollywood Hair shaved the ribbons in my hair and painted them. The purple stood for larcarcenoma and pancreatic cancer.

To my surprise, the color represents many diseases that aren’t recognized by the public. There are as many as 12 others for the color purple.

My color now is red, often recognized for heart disease. I just shaved my head again and painted red ribbons in my hair. The public ought to know there are 14 other diseases recognized by the color red.

Some people are surprised by me shaving my hair, but it is only hair. It will grow back. Education is much more important than a little hair on your head.

TAMMY R. JONES

Muskogee

1
Text Only
Opinion
AP Video
Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks