It amazes me how many fundraising walks we have. Autism, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, various types of cancer, etc. all get their own walks.
It amazes me that with so many walks throughout the year we are still the fattest nation on earth.
It amuses me that things like Herpes don't have their own walk. It doesn't have a cure either.
It amuses me to think about having a 5K walk for overactive bladder sponsored by Detrol LA. Just imagine the port-a-pottie lined walk with banners, confetti, liquid refreshments, and a slow down as everyone's "...gotta go gotta go gotta go right now!" Maybe Depends would be willing to co-sponsor. Alas, there are pills that pretty much keep that one in check instead of running rampant like blood sugar so I will just have to dream...
It also amuses me that with all the millions upon millions of dollars raised for all walks that there is rarely a significant medical breakthrough. Maybe it is because for almost all charities 60 cents of every dollar goes to advertising and administrative costs instead of research into the disease that is allegedly so damned important.
Screw that! If people really were "charitable" instead of looking for a tax break and an overblown sense of self we wouldn't need to throw parties or over-hyped events and more research could be done instead of holding out breath waiting for a miracle. I hate charities.