The Cancer Project Has a Message For Anyone Going to The All-Star Game at Busch Stadium: Don't Eat the Hot Dogs
|Don't drive off the road when you see this billboard on I-70.|
Haynes says The Cancer Project also sent a letter Wednesday to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, asking him to post warning signs next to all the hot-dog stands at Busch Stadium during the All-Star Game.
"We're hoping he'll be cooperative," says Haynes. "We hope he wants the best for his fans."
|Eat too many animal innards and your innards will rebel.|
The organization went ahead with the PR campaign because two recent studies show the strongest link to date between hot dogs and cancer-causing carcinogens.
There was some presidential appeal as well. "People might be coming to see [President Barack] Obama throw the first pitch," Haynes explains. "We felt this would be a landmark game with a captive audience."
Already The Cancer Project has received angry emails from St. Louisans who have seen the billboard.
Says Haynes: "We're not trying to be the food police and telling people we're going to take their hot dog away. We're just telling them, 'If you choose to eat these foods, there's a risk.'"