"Support our troops" wristbands provide only 1/3 support
Over at Slate, Timothy Noah notes how much money from so-called “awareness bracelets” actually go to the causes they purport to champion.
|Yellow “Livestrong”||Lance Armstrong Foundation||supporting cancer survivors||all|
|Cinnamon||Tsunami Relief||Red Cross, UNICEF, CARE||1/2|
|Light blue||Awareness Depot||Tsunami disaster relief|
|Yellow||Awareness Depot||Support our troops||0|
I find it ironic that the “Support our troops” bracelet doesn’t actually support our troops. And is yellow really the right color to use to demonstrate support for the military?