October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The international health campaign is organized by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. Ralph Lauren has been a long-standing leader in the fashion community regarding its commitment to fighting the disease. In 2000, the American fashion label launched the Pink Pony Campaign. This global initiative aims to reduce the disparities in cancer care and improve access to quality treatment for everyone at an earlier, more curable stage.
Each year, the brand launches a collection of sportswear, home goods, and accessories, benefiting the Pink Pony Fund of The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation and an international network of cancer charities. But the Pink Pony campaign is just one aspect of the iconic fashion brand’s continued pledge to fight cancer. In 1989, Ralph Lauren co-founded the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in honor of its close friend and Washington Post fashion editor, Nina Hyde.
In 1994, Ralph Lauren designed the first logo for the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer initiative, leading the fashion industry to support breast cancer research. In 2013, Ralph Lauren partnered with the nation’s leading cancer center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in Harlem, New York City, to offer cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and support services. The MSK Ralph Lauren Center has cared for thousands of people, making it a beacon for accessible, compassionate cancer care for residents of Harlem and beyond.
The following year, the Ralph Lauren Corporation partnered with The Royal Marsden, the largest and most comprehensive cancer center in Europe, to develop a world-class research facility, the Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research.
Now, in the era of COVID-19, the fashion force continues its longstanding network of international cancer institutions to support those especially vulnerable, providing donations, meals, and products to frontline workers, families in need, and patients fighting cancer.
As the Pink Pony campaign celebrates its 20th anniversary, there is no better time to take part in a little guilt-free retail therapy with stylish limited-edition products. From philanthropic fragrances to fashionable tees, scroll through the gallery below to see our favorite pieces from the Ralph Lauren Pink Pony 20th Anniversary “Live Love” collection. The full collection is available on ralphlauren.com through December 31.
The Live Love T-Shirt
The pink crewneck cotton tee is available in men’s and women’s sizes. One hundred percent of this cotton jersey tee’s proceeds benefit programs for cancer screenings, early treatment, research, and patient navigation.
Ralph Lauren Romance
Meet the new Ralph Lauren Romance Pink Pony Edition, an exclusive new scent to the Romance line. The fragrance features top notes of bergamot essence, ginger roots, and mandarin essence, middle notes of pink peony, rose centifolia, and lily of the valley and base notes of white musk, sandalwood, and crystal moss.
Pink Pony Cotton Canvas Bomber Jacket
Embrace your inner racecar driver with this super cool bomber jacket that will turn heads no matter where you wear it.
Pink Pony Avery Boyfriend Jean
The brand’s signature white Avery Boyfriend Jean sits just below the waist and is relaxed from the thigh down. The women’s style features a Pink Polo Ralph Lauren patch at the back and a fun, pink paint-splatter pattern.
Pink Pony Cotton Rugby Shirt
This sporty pink-and-navy rugby shirt features a special “20” patch embroidered at the center back. It’s also available in boys’ and girls’ sizes.
Pink Pony Satin Bomber Jacket
One of the coolest pieces in the collection is this satin bomber jacket, featuring a bird and Manhattan map motifs embroideries.
Pink Pony Candle
This pretty candle has notes of tuberose, ylang-ylang, white jasmine, and magnolia.
Pink Pony One-Piece Swimsuit
This one-piece women’s swimsuit is a vacation staple.
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Pink Pony Silk Bandanna
Wear this bandana in your hair or around the handles of your purse to show your support for Ralph Lauren’s give-back initiative.
Pink Pony Flag Cotton Sweater
This pink ribbed crewneck American flag sweater is perfect for pairing with boots and jeans this fall.
Pink Pony Canvas Pouch
This collegiate-inspired canvas pouch features fun embroidered patchwork.
Pink Pony Fleece Baseball Jacket
This fleece baseball jacket comes in navy blue and it’s available in both men’s and women’s sizes.
Pink Pony Fleece Jogger Pant
Stay cozy in these gray joggers, which feature the embroidered pony graphic.
Pink Pony Tie-Dye Mini Tote Bag
This pink tie-dye cotton tote is as on-trend as it gets.