Every October at Breast Cancer Action, our inboxes are flooded with pictures of bizarre and often insulting products sold to “promote breast cancer awareness”. This year, we featured some of these items on our Think Before You Pink blog. The response from our members was overwhelming- we received dozens of comments and emails expressing outrage at the ridiculous nature of some pink ribbon products. Do we really need pink dental tools? Pink thongs? Pink bottles of alcohol? One thing is clear: despite millions of dollars spent, we’ve yet to get any closer to ending the breast cancer epidemic.
Now that October’s officially over, we’re reflecting on this year’s worst pink products- the ones that really show us how far we have to go in terms of educating the public about breast cancer. We want to know what you think. Click here to vote on the most distasteful use of the pink ribbon this past October! The “winner” will be featured on the Think Before You Pink blog.