Join us in our 20 year fight against cancer
Regardless of what language it is said in, love is vital in the fight against cancer. From cancer survivors to current patients, young to old, academics to health care workers, we create a global expression of hope, support, and love from across the world.
The Pink Pony campaign is Ralph Lauren Corporation’s worldwide initiative in the fight against cancer, supporting programs for screening, early diagnosis, treatment, education, and patient navigation.
For more than 20 years, Ralph Lauren has been committed to raising awareness in the fight against cancer and this year, marks the 20th anniversary of the Pink Pony campaign. To celebrate, we are featuring stories from cancer survivors, thrivers and supporters as they speak from the heart about healing, hope and survivorship — and how love is a language we all share.
Last year, the 2019 Pink Pony campaign helped to raise $2M for the Pink Pony Fund of the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation. In 2020, we built on our 20-year commitment to cancer care through our Pink Pony Fund by supporting our long-standing network of international cancer institutions that are caring for people with cancer who are especially vulnerable during COVID-19 – including donations, meals and products to frontline workers and families in need – incl. MSK & Royal Marden.
Cancer affects everyone: husbands, wives, mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers and friends and at Ralph Lauren, we believe that when we come together in the battle against cancer, we are all stronger together, too.
Meet the Survivors
Harnessing the power of conversation, our 2020 campaign combines luminaries within the space with the power of authentic conversation and long form storytelling. Consumers are invited to be a part of the conversation and to share support via #PinkPony.
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and three #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky.
“Love should be at the forefront and really transforming the way in which we understand health care, the way in which we practice it, and the way in which we fight cancer.” — Dr. Ibram Kendi
“We’re all part of the same family. We’re all in this together and we’re all under the same house as we are all on the same earth.” — Dr. Ibram Kendi
Ericka Hart is a black, queer, femme writer, breast cancer survivor, highly acclaimed speaker, and award-winning sexuality educator. She is best known as a leading voice in human sexual expression and its intersections with race, gender, chronic illness and disability.
“I’m sending love to black queer and trans people, survivors, and co-survivors and not survivors at all, just existing in our truth.” — Ericka Hart
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings is an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur with a mission to drive society toward inclusion. Maya underwent surgery for a preventative double mastectomy after her mother died of cancer and her younger sister was diagnosed with breast cancer.
“Equity needs to be at the center of equality when it comes to cancer care.” — Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings
“Love is a never-ending chain. One that you receive and one that you give all the time.” — Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings
Deborah James was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer at the age of 35. She has since become a broadcaster, columnist and author and is a patient at The Royal Marsden.
“My life philosophy is one day at a time.” — Deborah James
“I’ve learned that life can blindside us, but life is beautiful and we have to appreciate every day we’re granted.” — Deborah James
“I’ve been living with cancer for three and a half years and it’s research, love, hope and brilliant medical team that keeps me alive.” — Deborah James
“The silver lining in times like these has been the way that we pull together, how love bonds us, how we take each other’s hands in the dark moments and pull each other back into the light.” — Deborah James
“Living with cancer is a rollercoaster. It has its highs. I’ve learned to love harder, to appreciate every single day that I have here on this wonderful world, but I also have experienced awful lows to face my own mortality, to say goodbye to love ones.” — Deborah James
Philipp Quante is a German testicular cancer survivor based in Bilbao, Spain. He seeks to educate and raise awareness on testicular cancer through the photographic retelling of his story with his wife, Ana Maria Arévalo Gosen.
“I think it’s important that [cancer patients] take the help that people are offering to them and that they openly share their fears in order to gain strength for the fight.” — Philipp Quante
Perrine de Longevialle
Perrine de Longevialle is the Director of Fundraising and Communications at Gustave Roussy, the largest European comprehensive cancer center. She is a cancer survivor.
“In difficult times, love helps enormously to transcend difficulties.” — Perrine de Longevialle
“What the general public is often unaware of is the current state of cancer research and in particular the emergence of new treatments and innovations, and what they don’t usually know is that they can support this research and that it is essential to maintain innovation.” — Perrine de Longevialle