THE BALENCIAGA PINK RIBBON CAPSULE
Beginning October 1, 2020, Balenciaga’s Spring 21 collection will be in stores and online. Within the collection is the We Are Pink capsule, a series of unisex products created in support of breast cancer prevention research.
Balenciaga We Are Pink jewelry and clothing feature the universally recognized symbol for breast cancer awareness, a looped pink ribbon. On the backs of hoodies, long-sleeves, and T-shirts, the slogan WE ARE PINK is featured above a Balenciaga logo.
Ten percent of proceeds from Balenciaga We Are Pink products will help fund a research program at Institut Curie. This program aims to demonstrate the utility of an early breast cancer relapse detection method which measures circulating tumor DNA evaluable on a simple blood draw. Results of Institut Curie’s research will be publicly available.
Through social messaging and targeted contributions, Balenciaga hopes to create a positive impact on the world. We Are Pink is one of many campaigns created to shift focus towards a topic in need of attention now.
ABOUT INSTITUT CURIE
Institut Curie, France’s leading cancer center, combines an internationally-renowned research center with a cutting-edge hospital group that treats all types of cancer, including the rarest. Founded in 1909 by Marie Curie, Institut Curie employs 3,500 researchers, physicians, and health professionals across three sites (Paris, Saint-Cloud, and Orsay), working on its three missions: treatment, research, and teaching. A private foundation with public utility status, Institut Curie is authorized to receive donations and legacies, and thanks to the support of its donors, is able to make discoveries more quickly, improving treatments and quality of life for patients.