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10 Things Wrong with the Pink Ribbon!

What’s so bad about the pink ribbon?

I get this question a lot. It’s a good one, so I thought I’d share my ideas on why the pink ribbon has lost its appeal for so many. Pink itself is not a problem. It’s only a color. And ribbons are not the problem – they’re just ribbons!

But then, we have a certain ribbon that has received oodles of attention as well as a fair amount of criticism and that, of course, is the almighty pink ribbon. I wonder if there is anyone in this part of the world anyway who hasn’t seen the pink ribbon. It’s everywhere. And not just during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month anymore. No, now you can see it year round slapped onto to this, that and the other thing.

The pink ribbon might have been a good symbol at one time, but now it is overused and too often misused.

The pink ribbon is worn out.

You know how coaches, moms, dads and even teachers often hand out ribbons for everything?

It’s an attempt to make every child feel good. But sometimes, too many ribbons are given out and as a result, the ribbons lose their meaning.

The same can be said for the mother of all ribbons, that infamous pink one…

And the problems with the pink ribbon keep stacking up. 

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Here are ten reasons why the pink ribbon is worn out.

1.  Largely due to overuse and misuse the pink ribbon has lost its effectiveness.

The pink ribbon has morphed into a marketing tool, and a highly successful one at that. The pink ribbon is now used to sell stuff and lots of it. Unless you’ve been house bound for quite some time you probably don’t need any visuals, but just in case, here’s a collage put together by my friend, The Accidental Amazon.

Has any of this crap cured breast cancer?

And the very fact that breast cancer awareness is so tightly linked to shopping is flat out sexist in the first place.

2.  The pink ribbon is sometimes used in an under-handed way to make people feel good about shopping and where they are shopping.

The pink ribbons are used to increase profits as well as a corporation’s image. Talk about bang for your buck – I mean ribbon.

3.  Pink ribbons are often misleading.

People buy items with the pink ribbon on them because they think their money will go to a good cause. This may or may not be true. Sometimes there is a cap on how much will be donated regardless of how much money comes in. Plus, sometimes not one dollar or even one penny will go to breast cancer anything.

4.  The product with the pink ribbon is sometimes questionable.

Some of the products are even linked to the possibility of contributing to the risk of breast cancer. You can find a list of some controversial items here.

5.  Many people are insulted by the pink ribbon because it seems to “dress up” breast cancer. It’s a cute and tidy way to package a deadly disease.

A pink ribbon attempts to make breast cancer feminine, pretty and perhaps even an almost “acceptable” kind of cancer. I mean, how many times have you heard, at least you got the good cancer?

6.  Pink ribbons are, well, pink. They represent females with breast cancer.

But men can and do get breast cancer too; sadly, this can leave them feeling like outcasts – adding to the possible humiliation of having a “woman’s disease” in the first place.

7.  The pink ribbon is used to represent hope, faith and courage.

The underlying message for some might be construed to be, just remain hopeful. You’ll be fine. This leaves little room for other genuine feelings like fear, anger and uncertainty.   All you need is faith, hope, love, courage and strength, right? Not!

There is nothing wrong with courage, hope or faith. But when these become tied to a pink ribbon, perhaps we are unintentionally suggesting that women should sit quietly and accept breast cancer. It might even suggest we should sit back and accept the lack of progress in prevention and treatment, much less a cure.

Think about it. Remember all that sugar and spice nonsense about good little girls?

8.  The pink ribbon overshadows all the other ribbons. In a way, it’s become the bully of ribbons.

The other colored ribbons for all those other diseases are mostly forgotten, too often shoved out of the spotlight by the mighty pink one. Don’t feel bad if you can’t name even one other colored ribbon and the disease it’s matched to. Most people probably can’t.

Here’s a chart via Choose Hope to help you out:

Can you match the ribbon to the cancer it represents?

9.  The pink ribbon does its part to help keep sexism alive in Breast Cancer Land and beyond.

There are too many lame attempts to make breast cancer awareness lighthearted or sexy by adorning pink ribbons on t-shirts (and other stuff) along with sassy, provocative slogans.

Many such campaigns claim such an approach is necessary to appeal to a younger crowd and to avoid being too serious.

Too often, many of these campaigns and/or products seem to suggest breast cancer awareness is more about saving breasts than lives. Here are two examples:

10 things wrong with the pink ribbon

It’s all about the boobs. Seriously?

10. The pink ribbon has been around for decades, but when you look at the results that matter – fewer deaths from breast cancer, this has not been the outcome from all those ribbons.

Breast cancer continues to claim 40,000+ lives annually in just the United States. And the metastatic community continues to be mostly left out of the pink ribbon loop in more ways than one. Sad, but true. Unacceptable!

There are undoubtedly many other problems with the pink ribbon, but this list should do for starters.

It’s time to get the knots out of the pink ribbon. I say, let’s untie it, retie it or maybe even throw it out!

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92 thoughts to “10 Things Wrong with the Pink Ribbon!”

  1. Thanks for your blog. The situation in the Netherlands is the same. The business made of breast cancer the best curable cancer and now we have a hard time explain people that if you are unlucky, you get metastasis and die anyway. Too many people die of breast cancer and all these millions are hardly spent on research that can give us a CURE.

    1. Dees, It’s sad to hear things are much the same in the Netherlands. It is a big business isn’t it? Yes, far too many are still dying from breast cancer and we do need more dollars spent on research. Thanks so much for finding my blog and for commenting. My best.

    1. Lisa, I realize many people love the pink ribbon. This post was an attempt to point out some issues many do have with it. I hope it gets some people thinking about the problems with the ribbon. Thanks for commenting. It’s great to hear from you.

    1. Mightly Casey, I will check out your post. Thanks for sharing it and for your passion. I actually think “pink” is a whole separate topic from the pink ribbon. I agree, we need to keep hammering away. It’s always good to hear all sides of an issue. Thank you so much for commenting.

    2. A great comment! I have no doubt that everyone is ‘aware’ of all cancer including breast cancer. Instead of using pink products to increase ‘awareness’ and running for the ‘cure’, how about working toward and becoming ‘aware’ of prevention strategies.

  2. So true……..look at this website http://www.preventcancer.com by Dr Samuel Epstein…..he is maybe 80 . Years old and has been writing books and publishing articles since the70’s about cancer and the conflicts of interests within the Industry…..the whole idea of Breast Cancer Awareness Month was put forward by Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, which is the sole manufacturer of Tamoxifen, the worlds top selling drug used for breast cancer.more information can be found by looking this up on Internet! I have been researching this for years…..DISGUSTING and sad that women are being used for profit.But, I guess, what else is new?

  3. Hurray – a fellow sister who is sick of Pinktober and pinkwashing as much as I am. I wrote about this on my blog today too. I totally appreciated your point #9, I’d missed that altogether. Keep up the good work.

  4. I don’t feel the same. I remeber when no one said the word cancer. It was referred to in whispers and hushed tones or as the “Big C”. I remember visiting my Aunt Olga when I was a little girl and no one visited because she had colon cancer, I figured out later. People thought it wa s catchy!! So hearing about it so freely these days I say more power to who ever advertises or whatever. Keeping it in the fore front is good. And we will eventually get a cure for many cancers. Maybe not in my life time, but hopefully yours.

    1. Betty, Thank you for sharing your opinion. As you know, I greatly respect your thoughts! I would never wish to return to days of cancer taboo either. As I see it, that’s not what this is about. Rather it’s about exploitation of women and the disease of breast cancer itself. I do feel the pink ribbon has primarily morphed into a marketing tool. If this was resulting in truckloads of dollars being earmarked for research, I might not care so much. This hasn’t been the case. Who is really profiting? This is perhaps the million dollar question. Thanks again for commenting.

  5. Great post. You forgot the pink handguns (I’m not kidding)

    Lets’ not forget that out of every $10,000 that Komen spends on whatever they spend money on…only $200 goes to Metastatic Breast Cancer research. Stage IV women need our help the most.

  6. Great post! I agree with it all… I knew a lung cancer survivor who wore head to toe pink when she came to the clinic because it was more ‘accepted’. I hate that people feel they are defined by where the cancer cells originate. Cancer sucks and we need treatments, prevention etc for all types.

  7. The most detestable of all is the sgk perfume; “Promise Me” which contained known toxins that cause cancer. Nancy Brinker fought removing this from the market and even though she finally relented what does this say about her foundation. I have lost 4 members of my family to breast cancer and my sister in law battles it now, I find the whole pink ribbon nonsense nothing short of offensive. There is nothing cute or comical about breast cancer lets call it what it is, a horrible disease that kills.

    1. Joe, I’m sorry to hear of your family’s struggles with this wretched disease. Much of the pink hoopla is complete nonsense isn’t it? Your statement that “There is nothing cute or comical about breast cancer and let’s call it what is is, a horrible disease that kills,” is right on the money. Thank you for commenting.

  8. It’s great that we are changing the conversation to redefine the pink. Together we must change the public perception so they understand that breast cancer is not just another pretty pink disease. 1 woman is dying of Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC)every 14 minutes in the US. There’s nothing pink about 40,000 deaths from MBC. Thanks for this great post.

  9. I was launched into the breast cancer world after a Triple Negative Inflammatory Breast Cancer dx in the summer of 2007. I am doing well, but what I have learned in this time of “pinkness” as been shocking. I loved your comments. I feel like you are inside my head, voicing my thoughts. I especially liked the comment about “faith” and what is a woman to do if her “faith is not enough”
    I want to write about that and I hope I can find the right words to use, as this needs to be addressed, as well as all the other items on your list.
    Thanks for the post.
    Terry Arnold

    1. Terry, I hope you do write about that “faith” aspect. Thanks so much for commenting and thank you for the important advocacy work you do on behalf of those living with IBC, another segment of the breast cancer community that does not garner enough “attention.” Keep in touch. My best.

  10. Nancy,

    Your post is spot-on! I’m not only tired of pink ribbons, but I’m tired of all ribbons. Frankly, I think they are meaningless and empty attempts to put a positive spin on a disease.

    This month has been wearing me out. I’m tired of all the pink hoopla. But I don’t see an end in sight.

    Thank you for a very perceptive post!

    1. Beth, I know what you mean. It can all be exhausting. However, I don’t think the issues are really about pink or ribbons at all. Pink and ribbons are only the reminders on the surface. To me the problems run much deeper than that. Thank so much for commenting.

  11. Nancy…..
    This is required reading by anyone who thinks this is no big deal. The point by point list is necessary for those who choose to ignore the validity of “OUR CAUSE” …. Like you and everyone else here, I’m tired of being “THE CAUSE” …..

    For me… it’s all about research…. we need to start shifting the pie…. Nice job..

    Now, let’s shift “THE CAUSE” to the most important of us. Our sisters who are living with (and dying of) metastatic disease.

    Hugs and kudos…


    1. Ann Marie, It’s all about research as far as I’m concerned too, or mostly anyway. We’re going no where without a strong focus there. Thanks for commenting and thanks for all your advocacy work. I can’t keep up with you!

  12. I just added you as a resource link in my annual anti-pink washing post (can’t believe I forgot you in the first place!!!)http://nancyspoint.com/ten-things-wrong-with-the-pink-ribbon/

    Have you seen Pink Ribbons Inc? I HIGHLY recommend it. Did you know that the first pink ribbon was actually peach? Estee Lauder offered to buy the idea from the woman who created it and, when she wouldn’t sell, they stole the idea and the pink ribbon was born!

    1. Laurie, Thank you very much for adding me as a resource. I appreciate that very much. I have not seen the movie yet, but I just received the DVD in the mail and can’t wait to sit down and watch it. Thanks so much for sharing some info about the origins of the pink ribbon and for the movie recommendation too!

  13. I really enjoyed this article, but I would add one more point: the pink ribbon is a constant reminder for many survivors of the worst days of their lives. Even worse, it’s a constant reminder for the family members of those who don’t survive. I support research and prevention, but the inundation of pink ribbons is nothing but upsetting to many.

  14. I couldn’t agree with you more! As a woman who has gone through my own breast cancer journey, I find myself increasingly angered by the whole “pinking” of breast cancer. After more than 25 years of raising awareness, it’s time to ask are pink ribbons and breast cancer awareness campaigns actually impacting the early diagnosis of breast cancer? A recent study published in the Journal of Health Economics researched this question and they found the answer is no, not any more. You can read the study at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016762961000144X So,the question remains, if raising public awareness about breast cancer isn’t accomplishing its supposed goal of encouraging early detection via screening, than why is it we are seeing more pink than ever? I believe it’s because breast cancer has turned into a profit generating industry. What makes me more angry is that the focus is on treatment (or as it’s so coyly put, “search for the cure”). What happened to the thinking that an ounce of PREVENTION is worth a pound of cure? Quite simply there isn’t much profit to be made in preventing disease.

    1. Sue, The pink ribbon has morphed into a very successful marketing tool hasn’t it? We keep seeing more ribbons because the dollars keep rolling in. Thanks for sharing the article and for your comments.

  15. As for the nasty t-shirts and such,often advertisers will claim they are doing things to appeal to a “younger” crowd to get their attention. As if breast cancer only affects young women. I am a young woman, but I am smart enough to know that I will not always be and that advertisers do this to silence an opposition. If you are older and opposed to what they are doing, they act like you are “out of touch” and that this ad isn’t aimed at you. Isn’t aimed at anyone who is looking at it? It’s an old tactic used to silence people and disempower them and to get advertisers off the hook for being insensitive or distasteful.

    1. Andrea, It’s all about “spin” isn’t it? I’m sure some of the sexualization is justified in the name of attention getting, but that’s not good enough is it? Nor is it acceptable. And the reason many groups use of trying to lighten things up or appeal to a younger crowd doesn’t “fly” either. The younger crowd is smarter than that and deserves better. We all do. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  16. Keep up your blog, you are spot on. We need more insightful people like you. We have enough negative, vacuous fluff out there. Despite any negative feedback you may get, I hope you continue your blog. Btw, I’m reading the Feminine Mystique for the first time. If you are a woman or man who hasn’t read this, you should! It’s spot on, even though it was written decades ago.

  17. Hi Nancy, I am hooked to your blogs.Nice post. If pink ribbons were not enough , whole buildings are lit up pink. But does it serve the purpose?? 2 days back I had a friend who came home sporting a pink ribbon and said , “its for you”. She is a good friend and knowledgeable but she was dumbstruck for answer when I asked her if she had a mammogram check up ( she is 40)since she is “aware” by sporting a pink ribbon .
    Wearing a pink ribbon will not solve the issues of making women come for regular checkups or curing cancer. Such awareness is not enough, there has to be a effective way of changing the mindset of ” I wont get it, so I dont need it – it is for awareness for others”. I feel if the companies spent that much money in getting a free mammogram for every female employee, it will be better serving the humanity.

    1. Usha, Most people mean well, as did your friend. Pink ribbons aren’t the answer are they? Thanks for sharing and thanks for the kind words about my blog.

  18. Yes so true the pink ribbon pushes all others aside… I try to avoid the pink campaign and give to cancer research in general

    1. Helen, It does overshadow the other ribbons doesn’t it? I like your idea of donating to cancer research in general. Good for you! Thanks so much for commenting.

  19. There is a ribbon to the left Lymphedema awareness … Something which those who have been treated for BC can get … But oh so ignored in fund raising and understanding yet effecting many!!!

    1. Helen, It’s crazy isn’t it? There’s never much (if any) discussion about lymphedema in all the awareness hype or even after a bc diagnosis is there? Sad, but true. Thanks for your excellent point.

  20. As Breast Cancer Awareness month approaches this year I look at it through a new set of eyes. This year I have breast cancer. My favorite color has always been pink, now I’m not sure I like to wear it ( though I do) bc I feel like I am drawing more attention to myself (no hair). I’m in different about the ribbon this year bc this year it is me…it’s not someone else. Selfish I know, but true.
    I don’t buy products bc they have a pink ribbon…just like I don’t use coupons for an item I don’t normally buy.
    Is there a study on how much money has been raised in October year over year for Breast Cancer? Maybe that can tell us the value of the pink ribbon.
    I think the pink ribbon makes those who don’t have breast cancer feel better, like they have contributed in some way. I know that’s how I USED to feel. Now I support the pink ribbon in honor and memory of all of us who endure.

    1. Jane, I’m not giving up on pink either. In fact, I have a post coming soon on that very thing. It’s not about pink or ribbons is it? My feelings have evolved too. I’m sorry about your diagnosis this year. It does change a lot of things doesn’t it? Hope you’re doing well. Take care and good luck making your way through your first Pinktober. Do it your way.

  21. Oh Nancy, great post as usual! Rest assured, the posting and tweeting about pinktober has begun to rub off and is reaching a lot of people! My son recently put this on facebook: “Before all the ‘Pub Crawl to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer’ shirts start flooding campus, let’s think about where else the money could go; research, treatment, I’m sure we’re all pretty aware of this disease.” So proud! Thanks for leading the way my neighbor to the north!xoxo

  22. Great, great post. I read “Pink Ribbon Blues” when it first came out. I have had invasive breast cancer twice in four years, and I am so, so sick of pink and the “pinkwashing” of everything! Yes, I think everyone is “aware” but funds must go to research for prevention or cure if we are ever to do anything about this nasty disease.

  23. As someone with a strong family history of breast cancer, I used to think all the pink was great. Then it was me! I feel like I’ve been let down, betrayed. All this “awareness” had led me to believe that if I did my self-checks and mammograms, I could walk away with a lumpectomy and live healthily ever after. They ignore that sometimes there is no lump, sometimes, it does not show on the mammogram, sometimes it is so aggressive that you have to get extreme treatments, and those little pills even many stage 1 women have to take for 5 years can have terrible side effects for many women, and most of all they ignore that 30% of early stages eventually metastasize.
    It’s time for a cure!

    1. Elizabeth, I don’t think you’re the only one whose thoughts have evolved more than a bit. I know mine have. Your point about what you expected is one of the pink ribbon culture’s biggest failures – painting breast cancer out to be no big deal. Thanks for sharing.

  24. I stopped wearing that shade of pink, because I didn’t want my wardrobe to make people think of cancer. I’m also turned off by the relentless promotion of one “charity” (you know which one I mean) which went so far as to sue other charities and companies which used the same shade of pink. If I had any good feelings for pink ribbons left, when that same charity made an effort to defund Planned Parenthood a couple of years ago, that would have ended them.

  25. Thank You!!! I’ve always hated the color pink and more so now!!! I’m a survivor and hate all the Pink Washing!!! Enough is Enough continue helping us open those who do not know!!!

    1. Carmen, I don’t blame you. The funny thing is, I still like pink. In fact I have a post coming on that. But the pinkwashing – that’s another matter. Yes, enough is enough. Think before you pink – words to remember in October and beyond. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  26. Originally the ribbon was salmon not pink. A corporation wanted to “buy” the rights from the women who created it. She wanted it to remain free. Corporation lawyers said all they had to do was change the color so they could have rights to “sell” it. Voila! Pink….

    1. Danny, No that’s not it at all. It’s not about pink. It’s not about ribbons. I guess I’ll just suggest you read or re-read the post. It’s a fact, the pink ribbon has lost its appeal for many – not just me – for the reasons I wrote about and will keep writing about. Thanks for your comment.

  27. As I enter my 4th anniversary of BC I have wrapped my heart and soul around the color pink. Not so much pink ribbons, I have never really bought into the marketing of our disease. But PINK!!! It is always beautiful, it is always happy!! Little girls put on pink tutus because it makes them happy. Old ladies put on pink lipstick because it makes them happy. We must NEVER discount nor discourage the color PINK!!! It occurs for a reason!!

    1. Shannon, I happen to like pink too. Pink is just a color. None of the issues are about pink – at least not as far as I’m concerned. It goes a lot deeper than that. It’s the marketing of a still deadly disease that is troubling. Good intentions gone wrong, or at least off track. If there were truckloads of dollars going to research, I wouldn’t care. But who is profiting from all this pink ribboning? Thanks so much for sharing and it’s great to hear you’re four years out.

  28. I love the power of pink. Sure some marketing has gone crazy for it, but if you don’t like it don’t buy it. It’s the same for everything else. We havehad fun with it and raised money for breast cancer.

    1. Joanne, I’m not comfortable with the fact that breast cancer has been turned into a marketing tool, and it’s not the same for everything else – disease-wise I mean. If tons of money was going to research as a result, I’d keep quiet, but this is not the case and that’s a problem for me. If you’ve successfully raised money, I think that’s great. And I love pink too. Thanks for reading and sharing.

  29. Great post, Many find pink ribbons to be insulting as they seem to represent an attempt to “dress up” breast cancer and to portray it as the feminine, pretty, almost acceptable kind of cancer. It’s a tidy way to “package” breast cancer. And of course, pink ribbons represent females. Where does this leave the men who get breast cancer? As outcasts, that’s where. Next, let’s not forget all that hope, faith and courage stuff. The pink ribbon is often used to represent hope, faith and courage; which is fine to a point. I’m not against hope. I’m certainly not against faith or courage either. No one is.

  30. The marketing seems to extend beyond magnets and t-shirts. Cancer centers and clinics appear to be competing for business. Yes, Cancer is expensive and big business, but when did the patients become the pawns? I’ve been ping-ponged between so many offices I’m black and blue–nary a shade of pink in sight. For the record, I used to really like pink; now, not so much.

    1. Maggie, I hear you. There is definitely competition going on between hospitals and cancer centers because as you said, cancer is expensive and big business. Very big business. And I still like pink. I refuse to give it up, except maybe in October.

  31. I do not buy anything because of the pink ribbon. For me, pink IS a problem. I have hated that color since I was a kid! (Blame it on my mother and Pepto Bismol.)
    Anyway, I am Stage IV Metastatic and those ribbons and other items do not really pertain to me. At least that’s the way it feels. It’s like those of us with Mets have gone invisible when all that is going on.

    1. Katy, Your feelings about pink and the ribbons is totally understandable. Personally, I still like pink. To me it’s not about the color, but rather it’s about all the pink hoopla that has sort of exploded and not just in October any more. We will not allow metsters to be invisible any longer. That is not acceptable, in fact, it’s just plain wrong. Thank you for sharing.

  32. Nancy, great post on the reasons behind the pink ribbon loosing some of it’s appeal. My wife is a breast cancer survivor, being diagnosed at the age of 31. Because of her journey we started a non-profit to help women and ultimately create more awareness for genetic testing (specifically BRCA). Once you’ve started this journey, the pink ribbon changes. The purpose and meaning is still good, but comes with a different light. Great post Nancy!
    Anyone that wants to learn more about genetic testing can start by checking out our hereditary cancer quiz: http://nothingpink.org/next-steps/breast-cancer-quiz/

  33. Hi Nancy,
    Well that was a good read. And so true. I have registered to help out breast cancer awareness (pink ribbon) this year and i have actually made my own little trinkets to sell to help raise monies. But than i came across your blog and it has got me thinking, “is it worth selling my things as i am giving full profits to the foundation, if thats not where the money is going to go.
    I also had a friend register after i had told her i had done, i keep getting the feeling shes not doing it for the right reasons. Soo now that i have read your blog, i feel even more undecided if i want to go along with it all.
    Your blog brings many differant outlooks on the topic. I think the merchandise needs to be cut and keep it as a simple ribbon like the rest of the “ribbon awarenesses”.
    So Nancy what is your suggestion to me on how do i still help raise money and awareness for this cause??
    Bless x

    1. Tammy, I applaud you for wanting to raise money. Why not donate to research? That would be my suggestion. Or perhaps donate to a local charity in your community that does things for women (and men) impacted by cancer. Awareness has mostly been achieved (in the US).

      1. Tammy, I too am wary of “giving” to organizations whose 1) infrastructure spends too much of other peoples’ money on “themselves,” (see their expenditure information, frequently pictured in a pie chart) and 2) those groups who only maintain slash-and-burn research. If we keep walking in the same cancer circle, how can we expect to break out on a different path with truly new knowledge? There may be “alternative” possibilities to consider, but that is a personal decision, and I realize, not without controversy. Above all, Tammy, remember that to give is to live; whatever you decide, you are a better person for it!

  34. Nancy
    I love your post. This post is from 2012. It is now 2019 and there is still no hope for cure. Sad but true.
    Humans can do wonders. We can go to moon but cannot find a cure for the most deadly disease. Millions of families are suffering still there is no cure.

  35. Nancy, thanks for this article. I’m not a pink person. I believe it brings too much attention to me and not what it is supposed to represent! I have breat cancer and I don’t want the attention. It needs to be on the cancer and the cure and not on me! There are so many other cancers out there and I saw it when doing chemo!!

    1. Melanie, And yes, the attention “pink” brings is often not good attention. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. Stay well.

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