[act-ma] 6/20: Preview screening of Pink Ribbons, Inc. w/breast cancer research advocates

Cheryl White cheryl at coolidge.org
Fri Jun 15 13:03:38 PDT 2012


The Coolidge Corner Theatre will present a preview screening of the new
feature documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. on Wednesday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m.
The film will open at the Coolidge on Friday, June 22.

Directed by veteran filmmaker Léa Pool, Pink Ribbons, Inc. shows how the
devastating reality of breast cancer has become the poster child of
corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless women and men walk,
bike, climb and shop for the cure. Each year, millions of dollars are raised
in the name of breast cancer, but where does this money go and what does it
actually achieve?  Despite the ubiquitous pink ribbon campaigns, breast
cancer rates are rising, prevention is vastly underfunded, and chemotherapy
and surgery treatments have improved only incrementally over the decades.

Following the screening, Catherine DeLorey, former board member of Breast
Cancer Action, will moderate a panel discussion with:

*	Margo Simon Golden, president of the board, Massachusetts Breast
Cancer Coalition 
*	Rachel Danford, researcher, Silent Spring Institute
*	Joanna Weiss, writer, Boston Globe 
*	Ellen Leopold, Women's Community Cancer Project, author, A Darker
Ribbon: Breast Cancer, Women, and Their Doctors in the Twentieth Century,
and interviewee from the film

 

Tickets to the June 20th preview screening and panel discussion are $9.75
general admission or $6.75 for members* and seniors.  To purchase tickets
online, visit www.coolidge.org/content/pink-ribbons-inc.  Tickets are also
available at the Coolidge Corner Theatre box office, 290 Harvard Street,
Brookline.  Phone: 617/734-2500.

 

*A limited number of free tickets will be available to Coolidge members.
Limit one ticket per member.  RSVPs will be accepted on a first-come,
first-served basis.  To RSVP, go to
www.coolidge.org/content/pink-ribbons-inc and use promo code Pink 20.
Member tickets will be available for the member price after the free
allotment has been reserved.

 

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