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Meet McKenna

Posted by On June 12, 2015

By Andrea Kirsten-Coleman We’re excited to welcome McKenna Gilliland as our Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Summer Intern. A native of Dallas, Texas, McKenna is a Junior studying History at Columbia University in New York. McKenna will spend the summer working closely with the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Secretariat and gaining exposure to the world of […]


Exposure to Cigarette Smoke Increases Risk of Cervical Cancer

Posted by On May 22, 2015

By Andrea Kirsten-Coleman Every year on May 31, the World Health Organization marks World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), to highlight the risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for policies to reduce tobacco consumption.  Tobacco kills up to half its users, nearly six million people each year.  More than five million of these deaths are […]


Saving Lives was Focus of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Steering Committee Meeting

Posted by On May 19, 2015

By Andrea Kirsten-Coleman Tornadoes and heavy rain in the Dallas-Fort Worth area couldn’t keep over 40 members of the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Steering Committee from gathering at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on May 11 and 12, 2015. The biannual Steering Committee meetings are an important part of our stewardship, accountability and governance, […]


A Mother’s Day Gift: Life

Posted by On May 8, 2015

    By Andrea Kirsten-Coleman Whether we call her “ma,” “mom,” “mother” or “mama,” today is the day we acknowledge those women in our lives who gave us life.  Mothers around the world play a vital role in the lives of their children and societies, but cancer, especially cervical cancer, shortens too many of their […]


The Power of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Partnerships: The Role of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Safe Cancer Treatment

Posted by On April 15, 2015

Participants gather on World Cancer Day 2015 at IAEA Headquarters for a panel discussion.   By Andrea Kirsten-Coleman. Partnerships are vital to the work of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon. Whether partners provide a financial investment, in-kind contributions or a combination thereof, their work is key to providing women with cancer treatment over the full continuum […]


Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon by the Numbers

Posted by On April 8, 2015

  By Brittney Bain, Manager, Editorial, The George W. Bush Institute This week the World Health Organization marked World Health Day, an annual recognition of the founding of the organization and an opportunity to draw attention to important health issues facing the world each year. On this World Health Day, take a look at Pink […]


Access to Cancer Prevention and Treatment Key to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health for Women Around the World.

Posted by On April 7, 2015

This post originally appeared on Today marks World Health Day, set aside annually by the World Health Organization (WHO) to draw attention to the importance of global health, and to solidify the WHO’s mission to foster “the highest attainable standard of health.” For us at Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, the public-private partnership housed at […]


Women Make it Happen

Posted by On March 6, 2015

By Ella Strain March 8, International Women’s Day, celebrates every woman’s value to society and her ability to “Make it Happen.”  Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, has stated, “Companies with more women leaders perform better.  Peace agreements that include women are more durable.  Parliaments with more women enact more legislation on key social […]


Why Ethiopia?

Posted by On March 6, 2015

By Andrea Kirsten-Coleman Last month, Secretary Margaret Spellings, together with Her Excellency Mrs. Roman Tesfaye, the First Lady of Ethiopia, and His Excellency Dr. Keseteberhan Admasu, Ethiopia’s Minister of Health, launched the work of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon in Ethiopia at a ceremony at the Hilton Addis Ababa. Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is currently engaged […]