Welcome to Cancerland: A Mammogram Leads to a Cult of Pink Kitsch is an article by Barbara Ehrenreich about the commercialization of breast cancer.
"What sustained me through the "treatments" is a purifying rage, a resolve, framed in the sleepless nights of chemotherapy, to see the last polluter, along with, say, the last smug health insurance operative, strangled with the last pink ribbon. Cancer or no cancer, I will not live that long of course. But I know this much right now for sure: I will not go into that last good night with a teddy bear tucked under my arm."
The Rememberance Bear
(From TJ's friend Laura, picture from abc news)