Candid About Cancer

| September / October 2003

Fed up by the soft-focus, 'very pink ribbons and angels' aesthetic of many cancer support groups, Angela Allen came up with Cranky Chic Chemo Caps-knit hats branded with militant slogans like 'FUCK CANCER' and 'CHEMO SUCKS,' reports Bust (Summer 2003). When Sharon Osborne of the famous TV family was photographed wearing one of the caps to her own chemo treatments, Allen was flooded with requests. She still makes all the caps by hand and donates 10 percent of the profits to the Breast Cancer Action organization. Allen's hats can be ordered at

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