Today marks the beginning of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In all likelihood, everyone reading this post is aware of breast cancer – someone you know has had it, and perhaps that person is you. But with breast cancer being the second most common type of cancer striking women in the United States (skin cancer is the first), and with 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer being expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year, it’s not enough to just be aware of the disease. The color pink – and the pink ribbon, specifically – is ubiquitous with breast cancer. Long the color assigned to girls as a symbol of femininity, the breast cancer movement has co-opted the pale shade as a sign of empowerment, with the pink ribbon a badge of survival or a memorial for deceased loved ones. I love the color pink, and I love shopping just as much if it means my hard-earned dollars go to a good cause. Most of the following designs donate a portion of their proceeds to cancer research. Breast cancer has ripped a hole in many families, but at least clever graphic design can make us feel beautiful or even just make us laugh. And sometimes laughter really is the best medicine – much more palatable than chemo.
Finding a Cure, One Great Design at a Time
September 30, 2010
Sonia January 07, 2016 03:21 am
Thank you, Jennifer, for the awesome post. As the content editor of a graphic design blog AND a breast cancer survivor, I think these designs are rad. I bought a "Pink is the New Black" shirt.
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