Friday, October 5, 2012

pink ribbon: noun

The pink ribbon is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness

How did the pink ribbon come about?

In 1991, the Susan G. Komen Foundation handed out pink ribbons to participants in its New York City race for breast cancer survivors. At the same time, Evelyn Lauder, who was the senior corporate vice president of Estee Lauder and Penny Alexandra who was an editor of the woman health magazine Self, came up with an idea to create a ribbon that the cosmetics giant Estee Lauder would distribute it in stores in New York City. Evelyn Lauder then promised to spread the ribbons in the entire country, but a color for the ribbon was not yet decided.

Meanwhile, Ms. Charlotte Hayley, who was battling breast cancer had produced peach color ribbons. She sold them with a card saying, “The National Cancer Institute's annual budget is 1.8 billion US Dollars, and only 5 percent goes for cancer prevention. Help us wake up our legislators and America by wearing this ribbon”. Her message spread fast.
This made Penny and Evelyn Lauder very interested in Hayley’s concept. They saw the initiative and reason to adapt to Hayley’s idea by working with her.
The new color of the ribbon was pink and became an international symbol for breast cancer awareness
Here's another card for the Link Up To Pink Breast Cancer Blog. If you want to make cards, they are taking donations for 2 Breast Cancer Centers, which I think is pretty cool idea. I am fortunate to not have had any breast cancer scares nor any of my friends or family but my heart goes out to every woman that has. Also entering this in Pin and Tack - Challenge #2 Anything Goes, Spark Your Creativity Now!
It's a simple card, but with a big message!
pattern paper - DCWV Glitter Stack
stitching by hand
ribbon - Offray
gem - My Minds Eye
font - Carmine Tango
Enter here for my "grateful" giveaway!


Gillian R said...

Great card & perfect sentiment.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Another beautiful card Sandee and thank you for the information behind the concept of using a pink ribbon :0)

Redanne said...

Great information Sandee, I have always wondered.......lovely card too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

what a lovely card and for such a good cause!
Thank you for joining us at Pin and Tack Spark Your Creativity Now Challenge.
Hatty :) xxxx

Mz. Lela said...

Thank you for sharing the Ribbon Story ~ your pink card creations are perfectly created!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

totally awesome card!

Craftychris said...

Another brilliant perfect 'pink' card! xx

JoanieMc said...

Very pretty card. I like the paper choices and the stitching.

Love the sentiment, how true!

Thanks for joining Link Up for Pink and good luck in the draw.


Katie said...

This is a great card and a great sentiment! I love that so many blogs are having link ups to bring awareness this cause!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I like your card, and enjoyed reading about the history behind the pink ribbon. I got a bit discouraged with the Susan G Komen Foundation when their practices came into question last year. I'm glad this is not the only corporation supporting breast cancer. Nice of you to make these cards.

Esther said...

Great card, love the sentiment!
Thanks for joining us at Link Up For Pink!!!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

Thanks for the story behind the pink ribbon. We all should know this.


Lori Comeau said...

Beautiful! Love the sentiment!!!

JustYolie said...

Hi Sandee,

Thank you for your participation in our 2nd Annual Link Up for Pink! Your entry #138 won a $50 voucher to The Paper Parade.

Thank you for helping us spread awareness and hope to see you in our monthly challenges.