Pick the “winner” of this year’s Parade of Pink!

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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.


  1. carolyn kolb
    Posted November 3, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Pensacola fans of Pink October held a “Bras Across the Bridge.”
    Supporters were to bring new or gently used bras which were tied across the bridge over Santa Rosa Sound. How it turned out I don’t know because I found it so distasteful I would not read or look at photos of the event. If you are interested you might look at the Pensacola News Journal website.

    I have also seen several save the ta-tas bumper stickers and find them demeaning to what I and too many others have gone through, I see them and wonder if the person who put them on their car have been through a diagnosis, surgery, chemo, and radiation.

    *I am a breast cancer surviver and a member of BCA….not AMCS.

    carolyn kolb

  2. rebecca fusco
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    ihave never been a supporter of these co’s that exploit the cancer patients, along w/other americans who fall for their ploys to push their agenda and make money for them. many of us know they have not had a cure in 50 yrs. and that is just the way they like it, you on their drugs for the rest of your life.

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