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Pink Fatigue Definition


Updated October 29, 2010

Definition: (noun) a condition of mental or physical weariness or exhaustion that is caused by overexposure to pink ribbons, pink ribbon products, breast cancer merchandise, breast cancer fundraisers, or numerous requests from pink ribbon charities. Anyone may be affected by pink fatigue, regardless of his or her feelings about, or personal experience with, breast cancer.
Pronunciation: PEENK fuh-TEEG
Also Known As: Pink ribbon fatigue, pink fatigue syndrome, pink overload
Common Misspellings: Pink fatique
Most cases of pink fatigue are reported during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it may occur at any time of year.
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