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Behind the pink ribbon

October 1, 2014

It was 1992 and The New York Times had declared it “The Year of the Ribbon.” Yellow ribbons were well known for remembrance of soldiers and the red ribbon had been introduced as a symbol of awareness for AIDS victims.

Alexandra Penney, the then-editor of Self Magazine wanted to create a ribbon for the publication’s second annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month issue. After a little thought and research, Penney learned it was impractical to pin a ribbon onto each cover of Self Magazine as she had hoped, so she called Evelyn Lauder, the senior corporate vice president of Estée Lauder Companies and a breast cancer survivor, to ask for help.

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Barbara Kirkpatrick, veteran, at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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