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Multiple Myeloma Sucks

Multiple Myeloma Sucks Cause Busy Beaver Button Museum
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A dark blush pink color background with text of a similar blush pink color scheme. Small medium blush pink colored text with large light blush pink text covers the left middle side of the button vertically. A dark blush pink ribbon is at the top center, with light blush pink then very dark blush pink text covering the button horizontally below it.

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Multiple Myeloma Awareness · Believe · Courage · Faith · Hope · Love · Strength ·

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The slogan “Cancer Sucks” was created by Lucy Sherak in 1995 after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a mastectomy, she chose to wear a button stating “Cancer Sucks” that she designed after her diagnosis. In 1992, Estée Lauder cosmetics distributed pink ribbons with their products to raise breast cancer awareness. A small ribbon worn on the lapel became a way to show support for a cause depending on the color of the ribbon. The burgundy ribbon combined with the text symbolizes support for those with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that gathers in the bone marrow and crowds out healthy blood cells.


De Michele, G. (2016, July 11,). Radical objects: ‘Cancer sucks’. History Workshop. Retrieved from

Mayo Clinic. (2021). Multiple myeloma.

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