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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:09 PM

6. 1955 - The Avon Foundation's website says (edited, twice)

they were founded in 1955.

It looks like the foundation has been around for a while. The breast cancer awareness program began in 1992. I forgot the date of the domestic violence program start.

This looks like the old Avon we all know and love to mock. My mom and her "Avon Lady" were good friends for a long time. They became widows during the same year, I think.

I'm not sure komen trademarked the pink ribbon or they may sell licensing.

Could be a tie-in but can't tell just by the ribbon or the names, yet.


edited to add: wiki says pink ribbon is public domain 2nd edit: except in Canada where it is "trademark"ed by the gov't. See the article linked in wiki footnote #18. http://www.alive.com/articles/view/17265/borage_for_breasts

For those who now don't care for the pink ribbon because of komen, the above article suggests using the blue borage flower instead.

Additional information at Avon Foundation site says they've put together the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Forum and Global Breast Cancer Congress. I would assume komen is a participant in mutual activities.



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