“Cancer charities which work with less glamorous cancers, bowel, lung, pancreatic for example, let alone charities working with distinctly unfashionable diseases…mental health charities and Alzheimers… envy the ease with which consumers spend on pink products, though some cancer charities may welcome the ‘trickle down’ effect.” –comment to The New York Times article . . . → Read More: Unfashionable Diseases and Less Glamorous Cancers
After her diagnosis in 2007, Sarah Horton was shocked, overwhelmed, and angry. Her life had taken a sudden turn as she was thrown into a world of medical decision-making, multiple surgeries, physical and emotional trauma, personal loss, fear of death, and the onslaught of pink ribbon culture and disease politics. Yes, she was . . . → Read More: Sarah Horton, Alive and Anti-Pink
Paula’s thinking pink, are you? Regardless, you may be supporting pink cause marketing by default. Pink products are so ubiquitous – especially during breast cancer awareness month – that you might have to go out of your way to avoid pink ribbons when you purchase your favorite products.
One woman, Maria, told me that . . . → Read More: Runaway Ribbons and De Facto Cause Support
I didn’t say that! But Doctor…I Hate Pink is the the title of a breast cancer blog by Ann, a self-proclaimed breast cancer ass-kicker from Sacramento, CA. I like Ann’s blog because she’s a straight talker. Something we desperately need when it comes to breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2009 with stage II infiltrating ductal . . . → Read More: “But Doctor…I Hate Pink!”
Library Journal, in its 133rd year of publication, is the oldest and most comprehensive publication in the library field and serves 100,000 library directors, administrators, and staff in public, academic, and special libraries. I’m very pleased that the journal has featured Pink Ribbon Blues in its 2010 breast cancer awareness month round-up. With the . . . → Read More: Library Journal Reviews “Pink Ribbon Blues”