Pretty In Pink Foundation’s mission is to provide uninsured and under-insured breast cancer patients in North Carolina with financial assistance for quality, life-saving medical treatment. Our vision is to ensure that all breast cancer patients in North Carolina receive medical treatment regardless of their ability to pay.
In 2004, Raleigh breast cancer surgeon, Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, discovered that some of her patients were not completing their treatment plans after diagnosis of breast cancer. Many lacked the funds to pay for chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, and were being forced to choose between paying for medical treatment or living expenses. Unable to accept this potentially deadly reality, Dr. Tolnitch was motivated to establish Pretty In Pink Foundation. Since serving its first patient in 2006, the Foundation has covered the cost of thousands of life-saving treatments for breast cancer patients – our Champions – in North Carolina.
Become a Beyond the Ribbon™ Volunteer for Pretty In Pink Foundation
Pretty In Pink Foundation relies on volunteers who are committed to our mission and vision. We are always in need of volunteers across North Carolina to assist with fundraising events, committees, community outreach events, and office work, as well as sewing, knitting or quilting to make items for our comfort care bags. If you are interested in volunteering your time, talent or in-kind services, please submit a volunteer application.