Candid About Cancer

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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