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Pinktober

From Survivor to Metastatic Survivor

Lisa Masters | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I forgot what chemotherapy does to the body other than killing cancer cells.The memories, along with the side effects, have returned. The changes to my digestive system and my thinning hair have spoken loudly that "the cancer's back."

Pinktober Is the Breast Time of Year

Kayla Redig | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Redig

The "cancer club" that I so passionately tried to turn down my membership to is now my place for safety, strength, and encouragement. So how does Pinktober make me feel? It makes me feel honored and loved.

Why Is No Other Disease So Literally Tied Up With Ribbons and Shopping?

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 12.27.2014 | Media
Nancy Stordahl

Every October I find myself wondering what's next. I find myself wondering what outlandish new breast cancer awareness campaign will surface. I wonder what new product will emerge transformed into its new temporary, tacky, pink version.

5 Reasons Pink Needs to Fade to Black

Joe Waters | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Joe Waters

Pinktober is like a long-running TV show. It began with a bang and was loved by millions. But it jumped the shark years ago and its ratings have slipped. There are better options. It's time to pull the plug on pink.

Campaign Wants Women To Check Their Breasts As Often As They Check Facebook

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact

Every once in a while, amid the hoards of pink helium balloons and the girly hued guns, a campaign surfaces during Breast Cancer Awareness Month that ...

My Disease Isn't a Cutesy Slogan

Lara Huffman | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

When it comes to breast cancer, screw saving the ta-tas, boobies or second base. The primary concern should be removing the cancer from the woman's body, and oftentimes that means a single or double mastectomy. You know -- not saving the breasts.

Cancer Messed With the Wrong B*tch: Awareness Is the New Ignorance

Seporah Raizer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Seporah Raizer

People go around showing off their new pink swag like they're the bee's knees, but ask them what the symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer are, or if they've heard of triple negative breast cancer, or lymphedema, and you'll get a blank stare and a change of subject.

Please Stop Bashing Pinkwashers and the NFL

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I don't care if they make a profit. I don't care if they make a huge profit. I don't care if they make a tiny profit. I don't care if some of them make no profit at all as long as October remains pink.

A Secret Fear Teaches Me an Ugly Truth About 'Awareness'

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Debbie Woodbury

Lining other people's pockets in the name of breast cancer will not save our sisters living with metastatic cancer. Only research will do that.

What the Pink Ribbon Means to Me

Lara Huffman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

With Pinktober full steam ahead, I want to come right out and say this: Pink Stinks. I am sick and tired of the pink ribbon, Pinktober and massive amounts of pink-washing products that line the shelves year after year.

Cancer Messed With the Wrong B*tch: Pinktober Shminktober

Seporah Raizer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Seporah Raizer

How the hell is a "Save the Tatas" mug supposed to save a life? In truth, it should say, "Save your money, go home, get naked, and check yourself not just for lumps, but for ALL the signs and symptoms that could possibly indicate breast cancer."

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.

Gun Club Offers Breast Cancer-Themed Shooting Event To Raise Money For Komen Foundation

Posted 10.09.2012 | Women

The Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) has announced its second annual Shoot for the Cure next Sunday. The event will benefit the Susan G. Komen ...

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.

Take the Pledge: No Pink for Brinker in October

Joe Waters | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Joe Waters

But the fact that Komen founder Nancy Brinker sits atop this pyramid is a disgrace, and we need to ratchet up our calls for her to quit Komen for good.

8 'Pinktober' Promotions That Deserve A Ribbon

Joe Waters | Posted 12.18.2011 | Impact
Joe Waters

Selfish Giving and Cone Communications, a leading public relations and marketing agency that specializes in cause marketing, are teaming up to share o...

Think 'Poverty,' Not 'Pink' to Make a Difference in Breast Cancer This October

Brian Reid | Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Brian Reid

It's not time to walk away from Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Instead, we need a reboot. Let's chuck "awareness" in favor of another element of the disease. Here's my radical idea: Let's make pink about poverty.

Celebrating Breast Cancer Month On A Pink Plane With Melissa Etheridge (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Alana B. Elias Kornfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alana B. Elias Kornfeld

It's fitting that my first blog post, after much agonizing over how to introduce myself to you, comes at the beginning of Breast Cancer Month--or as I like to call it Breast Health Month (thank you for that brilliant rewording, Dr. Christiane Northrup!).

Melissa Ethridge on Health Care, Politics, and More (VIDEO)

Liz Glover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Liz Glover