Last week I presented “Pink Ribbon Blues” to medical sociology students at Southern Connecticut State University. Not only had they read the book in its entirety, they were full of insightful comments and questions following my 60-minute slide presentation. Our discussion revolved around key themes:
- How did the pink ribbon become so profitable?
- Why isn’t the bulk of the money going toward research and helping those in treatment?
- Why don’t people know about this?
- How can we change things?
After contemplating these questions, I directed them to the Pink Ribbon Blues “Tools for Action” page for more resources and ideas. The energy of this group of students was inspiring.
Onwards and upwards!