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A guaranteed minimum of 90% of all international revenues (donations and merchandize) made by Pink Ribbon Inc. is labelled for international accredited research on the origins of Breast Cancer.

10% up to a maximum of $ 20.000 (2011) is allocated to cover internal administative costs like maintaning our 30 international websites, domain names, trademarks, telephone, translation and accounting costs. This makes Pink Ribbon a most credible and efficient charity organisation currently existing.

1. Board members or volunteers do not receive any renumeration or coverage of any expenses.

2. No funds are transferred without being fully legitimized by the board.

3. Research institutes have to render account on their spendings.

4. We highly value corporate donations but we do not enter into pink washing agreements with the industry.

5. Your donation made to us through our website is processed by Pay Pal, ensuring a secure donation, and the protection of your privacy.

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ALL KIDS NOW DONATE VIRTUALLY TO PINK RIBBON

 

We specially welcome our younger visitors, members of Stardoll and other communities. 

We invite all kids  to support the cause by placing hyperlinks to our Pink Ribbon website on your personal blogs, forums and websites. And don't forget to ask 5 of your best friends to do the same!

 

By doing this you will help us create more awareness world wide in support of the cause.

 

The Pink Ribbon Team

 

Use of novel medical imaging technique encouraged by NIST calibration tools Dec 13th 2013 - .The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed prototype calibration tools for an experimental medical imaging technique that offers new advantages in diagnosing and monitoring of certain cancers and possibly other medical conditions.* 
Algorithm helps identify breast cancer type 2013/12/05 Algorithm helps identify breast cancer type2013/12/05  Researchers from the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services have created a computer algorithm that successfully predicts whether estrogen is sending signals to cancer cells to grow into tumours in the breast. By finding this hormone receptor, known as estrogen receptor positive, physicians can prescribe anti-estrogen drug therapies, improving patient outcomes.. 
  

Welcome

Welcome to the international website of Pink Ribbon.

Ronald DePinho M.D. (l) and David M. Hasson CPA PFS (r)

New York, December 6th 2011.  David M. Hasson, CPA, PFS donates on behalf of Pink Ribbon a check of USD 25.000 to Ronald DePinho M.D for reasearch focused on the factors that cause Breast Cancer. Ronald is internationally recognized for basic and translational research in cancer, aging and age-associated degenerative disorders. He is the fourth full-time president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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With its first activities already 14 years ago, Pink Ribbon is one of the oldest non profit initiatives in the world supporting breast cancer awareness and funding.Pink Ribbon has a formal US charity status.

We wish to thank our volunteers, our private and corporate sponsors and donators, our ambassadors and advocates for all personal achievemens and support over 2011. We like to thank you for sharing your valuable time with us to make a difference.

Everybody engaged in the fight against breast cancer.

Pink Ribbon team 

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Pink Ribbons Inc.
feature documentary

RATING 9/(10)

PINK RIBBONS, INC. is a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” has been hijacked by a shiny, pink story of success.
 

 

Author Samantha King, director Léa Pool and producer Ravida Din

The film probes into the world of cause-marketing and breast cancer in an attempt to get people to think critically about what is involved in corporate fundraising and how the money is being spent. It offers a completely different take on the pink ribbon “success” story and offers insight from leading doctors, activists and social critics, as well as those suffering from breast cancer.

The film recently celebrated its World Premiere at TIFF, where it was named one of the TOP 10 Films. It opens in Canadian theatres on February 3, 2012.
 

Official trailer Clip Origins Changing the Conversation

 

  

"The best protection is early detection." But increasingly, debate questions that mammography and breast self-exam may have less impact than previously thought on a woman's chance of beating the disease..

Pink Monkey Award 2011

Three Monkey Award

 

"...Lea 'accidentally' forgot to mention that over the years Marie Claire has published advertisements of cosmetics which ingedients can be related to breast cancer. Moreover Marie Claire earns globally huge amounts of 'pink washed' advertising money financed by the commercial industry...."

 

 

Mrs Lea Goldman deputy editor of Marie Claire Magazine USA has been granted the International Pink Monkey Award 2011.

'Pink Monkey' Lea Goldman showed her three excellent skills (blind, deaf and dumb) by writing an article about commercialisation of bc without doing any critical research on the matter.

Most shocking was the donation advice of Marie Claire promoting 4 cancer initiatives amongst them Marie Claire's biggest advertisors Avon (Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation) and Estee Lauder (Breast Cancer Research Foundation) !

 

  


Pink Ribbon has chosen the following entries as the official Pink Ribbon songs:

Pink Ribbon Song 2011
"Pink Ribbon by Lynne Arrol - Artist Jill Allardice  - Video Clip"

Pink Ribbon Song 2010
"Look At Me (A Survivor's Song) - Video Clip"

Pink Ribbon Song 2009
Kal Hourd "When Pink is just a Color Again"


Pink Ribbon Song 2008

Rachael Chatoor "Standing all the Way"

Pink Ribbon Song 2007
Craig Morgan "Tough"


Pink Ribbon strives to create worldwide multilingual presence.

We are searching for Certified Translators who are willing to support our cause by translating our website into other languages. Please contact us at translations@pinkribbon.org .

 

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Stichting
Pink Ribbon

$ 27 million scam shocks Holland

16 November 2011

Stichting Pink Ribbon, a Dutch charity foundation, has only spent $390 thousand of its $27 million donation revenues on breast cancer research, as revealed by a thorough investigation conducted by the Dutch television (Nieuwsuur/NOS). In 2009 and 2010 no funds were used for breast cancer research.

In comparison Pink Ribbon International spends at least 90% of its income for accredited breast cancer research projects. Stichting Pink Ribbon realised 1.4 %.

In 2003 the Dutch foundation started copying and claiming exclusivity of USA originated Pink Ribbon concept in the Netherlands. It has since monopolised Pink Ribbon and refused other cancer charities like KWF to use the international well known symbol.

Stichting Pink Ribbon is not associated to Pink Ribbon International and has used all legal means to successfully ban Pink Ribbon International from the Netherlands, based on a 2003 trademark registration.

Funds are raised by sale of pink ribbon products, pink merchandising supported by glossy Pink Ribbon magazines published by Sanoma.

Stichting Pink Ribbon has been criticized because of its focus on ‘pink washing’, exclusive Gala events (organised by Estee Lauder) excessive marketing expenditures and vulgarising the lethal disease. Dutch celebrities are also said to be ignoring the reality of cancer.

Two major Dutch cancer organisations, KWF Kankerbestrijding and A Sisters Hope have terminated their partnership with Stichting Pink Ribbon.

Source: NOS NRC Volkskrant Parool

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Did you know that the first Breast Cancer ribbon was introduced by Charlotte Hayley?

Charlotte Hayley, who had battled breast cancer, introduced the concept of a peach coloured breast cancer awareness ribbon. She attached them to cards saying, "The National Cancer Institute's annual budget is 1.8 billion US dollars, and only 5 percent goes to cancer prevention. Help us wake up our legislators and America by wearing this ribbon."

Haley was strictly grassroots, handing the cards out at the local supermarket and writing prominent women, everyone from former First Ladies to Dear Abby. Her message spread by word of mouth. Haley distributed thousands of these cards.

The peach colored ribbon of Hayley aroused interest from Alexandra Penney, editor in chief of Self magazine, who was working on Self magazine's 1992 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month issue. She saw the initiative to adapt to Hayley's idea by working with her. But Hayley rejected the offer saying that Self's  initiative was too commercial.

 

Sources:
*Pink Ribbons, Inc.
University of Minnesota
2006, page XXIV,
by Samantha King
associate professor of kinesiology and health studies, and women's studies
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Canada


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