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Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Pool, Léa, 1950- (Added Author). Din, Ravida. (Added Author). Kearns, Patricia. (Added Author). Guerin, Nancy. (Added Author). King, Samantha, 1970- (Added Author). Brenner, Barbara A. (Added Author). Ehrenreich, Barbara. (Added Author). Brinker, Nancy. (Added Author). Love, Susan M. (Added Author). Olopade, Olufunmilayo I. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 98 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : 2012.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Lea Pool.
Participant or Performer Note:
Featuring: Samantha King, Barbara Brenner, Barbara Ehrenreich, Nancy Brinker, Dr. Susan Love, Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade.
Summary, etc.:
The ubiquitous pink ribbons of breast cancer philanthropy - and the hand-in-hand marketing of brands and products associated with that philanthropy - permeates our culture, providing assurance that we are engaged in a successful battle against this insidious disease. But the campaign obscures the reality and facts of breast cancer - more and more women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and face the same treatment options they did 40 years ago. Yet women are also the most influential market group, buying 80 percent of consumer products and making most major household purchasing decisions. So then who really benefits from the pink ribbon campaigns - the cause or the company? And what if the very companies and products that profit from their association have actually contributed to the problem? In showing the real story of breast cancer and the lives of those who fight it, Pink Ribbons, Inc. reveals the co-opting of what marketing experts have labeled a "dream cause."
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Breast > Cancer > Treatment > United States > Endowments.
Breast > Cancer > Treatment > United States > Finance.
Breast > Cancer > Patients > United States.
Charities, Medical > United States.

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