Reporting from San Francisco on the new Canadian documentary, Pink Ribbons Inc. (It will be released in the US sometime in June, go to Google it to watch the movie clips)
This film discusses “PINKWASHERS”, defined as any company or organization that claims to care about breast cancer by promoting a pink ribbon product but at the same time produces, manufactures or sells products that are linked to the disease.
Unfortunately, most companies that align with the pink ribbon are “pinkwashers”, and why this epidemic continues. Susan Komen, Avon, Estee Lauder, Kentucky Fried Chicken are just a few. Educate yourself about whom you support and what is in the products you buy.
Skin Deep (www.ewg.org/skindeep) is a database you can check any cosmetic or body care product to see if there are toxins in it.
Susan G. Komen is receiving a lot of negative press regarding their decision to stop funding to Planned Parenthood (last year alone they gave approximately $680,000) to breast health programs, education, ultrasound & other services that Planned Parenthood provides. This has created such uproar that they have now reinstated the grant funding.
The timing of this with the Feb 3rd, 2012 release of the new Canadian documentary “Pink Ribbons Inc.” has really helped open the world’s eyes to see what the Pink ribbon really stands for, how the intension is NOT about health and how to create a world without breast cancer.
PREVENTION is the answer and that is what we are here for!