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Pink Ribbon

Life Interrupted

Darryle Pollack | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Darryle Pollack

Breast cancer is not a pink ribbon. Nor is it pink. For Barbie maybe it was more red, white and blue, the color of the flag that will cover her coffin and be given to her son after she is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Capitalizing on Cancer

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

There are a few things that motivate me enough to climb on top of my writer's soapbox and speak out about what I feel is an injustice to society.

Bottle Tops and Breast Cancer: Pushing Mammograms With Every Prescription

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

Overly simplified messages about early detection too often ends up blaming women for their cancers or gives them false assurances that the treatment they are enduring is ultimately all for the best. Medical advice on a complex issue.

6 Ways to Keep Cancer at Bay

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Today is the last day of February and National Cancer Prevention Month, and...

Beyond Pink: What Matters for Future Progress Against Breast Cancer

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

You should think before you pink, as you might before giving to any solicitor of charitable funds. But let's not argue about the color and the ribbon which was, 20 years ago, an emblem of openness about a disease that women were afraid to mention out loud.

Where's the Feminism in the Awareness?

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
Nancy Stordahl

It's wrong to trivialize women. It's wrong to trivialize a deadly disease. And I have to ask would this be acceptable if we were dealing with male body parts or a man's disease? Where is the feminism in breast cancer awareness?

Save the Ta-Tas, Save Women?

Jessica S. Holmes | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women
Jessica S. Holmes

"Save the ta-tas." The bumper sticker glared back at me as I made my morning commute to work as a breast cancer researcher, as if I needed reminding that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Ten Things Wrong With the Pink Ribbon

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 12.09.2012 | Women
Nancy Stordahl

What's wrong with the pink ribbon anyway? I've been asked this question more than a few times. It seems like a fair question, so I thought I'd share some thoughts about why the pink ribbon has lost its appeal to many, including me.

A 20-Year Dream to Eradicate Breast Cancer

Maureen Case | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Maureen Case

My doctor told me, "You have a little, little, little cancer." I was shocked. It didn't run in my family -- I even took the gene test, and I do not have the gene either.

Gagging on Pink Ribbons

Dori Hartley | Posted 12.03.2012 | Women
Dori Hartley

The color pink has pissed me off since 2001, when I was diagnosed with second stage breast cancer.

Pink Power

Myra J. Biblowit | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women
Myra J. Biblowit

Women are changing the world of philanthropic giving and my dear friend and colleague, Evelyn Lauder, led the way.

More Than A Pink Ribbon

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 09.21.2014 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

My mom's lasting gift to her daughters, family and friends was making cancer something you could talk about.

The Big Business Of Breast Cancer

Marie Claire | Posted 11.20.2011 | Women

Some $6 billion a year is committed to breast cancer research and awareness campaigns. Is it any wonder that the disease has become a gold mine for pi...

Race For The Cure: The Power of Pink

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 08.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

People tend to think of pink as a soft and delicate color, but not our pink. At Komen, we know that pink is strong, pink is fierce, pink is brave, and pink is mighty.

The NFL in Pink and Other October Breast Cancer Surprises

Trish Kinney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trish Kinney

The very symbol of American macho respected, supported, and honored American womanhood by acknowledging a disease that attacks the most visibly feminine part of ourselves.

Evelyn Lauder: Making Breast Cancer A Factor Of The Past

Huffington Post | Priyanka Boghani | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month upon us, it's only natural to honor Evelyn Lauder, the daughter-in-law of cosmetics guru, Estée Lauder, and the genius behind the ubiquitous and symbolic pink ribbon, which she co-developed in 1992.

Brace Yourself for Pink Overload

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

We're seeing "pinkwashing," when corporations try to boost sales by turning their products pink in the fight against breast cancer. But will your pretty pink purchase really have an impact?