Think Before You Pink® launched in 2002 in response to the growing concern about the number of pink ribbon products on the market. The campaign calls for more transparency and accountability by companies that take part in breast cancer fundraising, and encourages consumers to ask critical questions about pink ribbon promotions.
Breast Cancer Action’s 2021 Think Before You Pink® campaign calls out Susan G. Komen’s Pink Ribbon Banking Program, a partnership with Bank of America that is comprised of both a credit and debit card. The pink ribbon banking cards use the goodwill of the breast cancer community to increase Bank of America’s profits, which fund the cancer-causing fossil fuel industry.
It’s not too late to tell Susan G. Komen®: Stop Banking on Breast Cancer.
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The term that started a movement. Breast Cancer Action coined the term pinkwashing as part of our Think Before You Pink® campaign.
Our Think Before You Pink® campaigns have been featured on the Colbert Report and The Daily Show.
To much of the media and the world at large, the pink ribbon is the breast cancer movement. Where did the ribbon come from, where is it going, and what has it meant along the way?