“PINK” Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Lapel Pin
The color pink is considered feminine in modern Western countries. It evokes feminine gender roles like caring for others, begin beautiful, being good and cooperative.
The pink ribbon represents fear of breast cancer, hope for the future, and the charitable goodness of people and business who support the breast cancer movement.
It invites each and every one in solidarity with women who currently have breast cancer.
When you purchase the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon you associate with breast cancer to promote breast cancer awareness, and support fundraising.
While the pink ribbon generally represents breast cancer awareness, the pink ribbon is also a symbol and a proxy of goodwill towards women in general.
Buying, wearing, displaying, or sponsoring pink ribbons signals that the person or business cares about women.
In most jurisdictions, the pink ribbon is considered public domain, however in Canada the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation claimed ownership of the ribbon as a trademark until it was voluntary abandoned.
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.”
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.
Unable to use the Hayley’s peach ribbon for legal reasons, Self magazine and other people interested on promoting the breast cancer awareness with a ribbon a symbol decided to go pink.
Lapel Pin Specifications:
Pin Color: Pink
Metal Color: Gold
Pin Dimensions: 1″ Height