Cancer Information & Resources

Ralph Lauren has been committed to the fight against breast cancer for more than 20 years.

Long recognized for his early leadership in the fight against breast cancer, Ralph Lauren, made a personal and corporate commitment to finding a cure for this disease. In the late 1980s, he was moved to respond when close friend Nina Hyde shared her breast cancer diagnosis with him. As a tribute to that friendship, in 1989, he co-founded the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research at Georgetown University. "Breast Cancer is not just a women's issue," says Lauren. "It affects all of us – the husbands, fathers, brothers, children and friends of the women dealing with this dreaded disease."

His vision helped mobilize the fashion industry to take a stand against breast cancer. He designed the first logo for the Council of Fashion Designers of Americas successful "Fashion Targets Breast Cancer" international awareness campaign. Continuing his efforts, in 2000, he designated his classic icon in pink to the Pink Pony Campaign, a worldwide initiative in the fight against cancer. Pink Pony supports programs for early diagnosis, education, treatment and research and is dedicated to bringing quality cancer care to medically underserved communities.

Online Resources
There is always more to learn about in the war against cancer. Arm yourself with the latest information offered at these helpful websites:

Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention
The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention is a community based Center for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer through new models of patient care, research, education and outreach designed to address the unique needs of the community. The Center, made possible by a generous gift from the Ralph Lauren Corporation, is a partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well be preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; and by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass law to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it would be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Susan G. Komen Foundation
The Susan G. Komen Foundation is dedicated to eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease though advancing research, education, screening and treatment. On their website, find cancer news, information, survivors' stories and tools, including videos about breast self-examination.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation
This is the first and largest organization dedicated solely to clinical and / or genetic research in breast cancer. The mission of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. Currently, over 90 cents of every dollar donated goes to breast cancer research and awareness programs.

National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients. This government site of the National Cancer Program presents information on all kinds of cancer.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Since 1884, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has been dedicated to improving the understanding and treatment of cancer. Their dedicated team of professionals is committed to providing the best cancer care possible. Find out everything about this leading cancer care center on their website.

Pink Pony Contact:
Bette-Ann Gwathmey (212) 318-7275