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
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
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