Please join me for a special pinkwasher-free event

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By Caitlin Carmody, BCAction Membership Coordinator

I’ll admit it—I’m a grump about most breast cancer fundraising events. I’m a grump about the high overhead and I’m a grump about all of the pinkwashers that find their way into the mix.

But I am thrilled to be genuinely excited about an upcoming event hosted by Breast Cancer Action, which promises to be an evening of culinary delight, with nary a pinkwasher in sight.

In fact, I don’t think you’ll ever see a pink ribbon the same way again.

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area on October 20th, I hope you can join me:

Action Speaks Louder Than Pink: Food For Thought

Enjoy a multi-course dinner prepared by executive chefs from premiere Bay Area restaurants, including Millennium Restaurant’s Eric Tucker, Locavore’s Jonathan Merritt and Poquito’s Richard Vila. Be deliciously entertained by a one-of-a-kind performance by The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. And don’t miss exciting silent auction items from Jardinière, Americano, Cliff House and others.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Horatius, San Francisco, CA

There is limited capacity for this event so get your ticket today!

Can’t join us for the event but still want to support Breast Cancer Action? Make a tax-deductible donation today. Your support enables us to do this work.

And don’t forget to Raise a Stink! about pinkwashing.

P.S. 100% of the proceeds from the event benefit Breast Cancer Action’s ground-breaking work to end the breast cancer epidemic. A special thank you to event sponsors:  Millennium, Locavore, Poquito, Wellsfargo, Whole Foods of Potrero Hill, Earth Source Organics, Bi-Rite Market, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Greenpostcards.


  1. Nancee Marchinowski
    Posted October 7, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Does your group ever sponsor events in the midwest and eastern states. Around here it’s Susan B. Komen everything. I’ve heard of their tactics in the past, and I don’t want to donate to a group that abuses our health rather than work toward prevention. PREVENTION is the keyword here, not cure. We wouldn’t need a cure if it weren’t for living in a chemical world!

    I get really hot under the collar about these issues. My best friend and daughter’s mother-in-law just had bilateral mastectomies with 25 lymph nodes removed, a Rotter’s node removed, and tissue in the axillary area on one side. She had breast cancer in the left breast 18 years ago, and now 2 different kinds of breast cancer in the breasts. The subcutaneous tissue is involved, and who knows if the surgeon got whatever else is growing inside my friend. She must undergo very aggressive chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and post radiation therapy pill-form chemo. Sickens me!


  2. caitlin
    Posted October 10, 2011 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    Nancee, we’re so glad to have you here. We’re a very small org staff-wise without any chapters, but we have members across the country in every state. Many BCAction members have hosted house parties to connect with other like-minded folks in their area, discuss ways to take action, and learn from one another. If you’d be interested Pin organizing a house party, that would be wonderful! please get in touch at

  3. Posted October 11, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing. I’m tired of all the pink junk out there too, with (some) proceeds going to a cancer that already gets more funding than any other cancer. Too bad I don’t live in in the Bay area. Otherwise, I’d be there!

  4. Linda
    Posted October 12, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    I’m so glad i’m not the only one who’s sick of the pink blitz every fall. We’re aware, we’re aware. Now what?

  5. Cathy
    Posted October 16, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    What really gets to me are all of the football players who are decked out with all that pink crap when they play. You would think they would be wondering about raising funds for prostate cancer. I know breast cancer has probably touched a lot of their lives, but I think some of it is PC run a muck.
    I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer 4 years ago. I also had colo rectal cancer 13 years ago.
    I often wonder why the lack of awareness for that cancer. Like I said I think a lot of it is PC, JMHO

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