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The Pink Fund

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Specifically Named Diseases

Target demographics: breast cancer patients in active treatment

Geographic areas served: The United States

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Christa Allison B.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Pink Fund is an incredible organization with great people at the heart of it, working with them was a great fit for our brand. They helped to amplify our message, and spread awareness of the collaboration. Joining in on the Pink Fund kickoff party this year was such a treat!

Molly has an inspiring story, and is using her platform to support beast cancer patients in such a meaningful way. We are honored to partner with them to share their story, and help make an impact in the lives of individuals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Pink Fund truly helps save lives. As a daughter of a Breast Cancer survivor, I was looking to find organizations that I could partner with to help share her story and increase awareness and education. When I came across The Pink Fund, I was in awe. They are one of the ONLY organizations that offer Real Help NOW to those who are actively undergoing Breast Cancer treatments. No one is prepared and ready to be diagnosed with any color of cancer, so cancer related financial toxicity is a real thing that most people choose to neglect. The Pink Fund can step in and help those who cannot afford to pay their bills and can help take at least one stressor away from them so they can focus on recovering from a life-threatening illness. The Pink Fund does very important work, and it deserves to not only be recognized, but rewarded.

Sharon R. M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer, I am privileged to help prepare applications for review. To see how many people in active treatment for breast cancer are experiencing income loss that adds to their stress is heartbreaking. Knowing that The Pink Fund is able to provide the funds to pay rent, mortgage payments, car payments, and /or utility bills gives needed relief from financial worry. Real help now is a valuable resource.

Donor

Rating: 5

Representing The Pink Fund has been such an honor! Understanding their mission and passion for helping women battling breast cancer is a huge passion of mine as I lost my mother to breast cancer over 10 years ago. Thank you so much for letting me honor my mom by paying it forward.

Tracey Gebhart C.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Pink Fund does an amazing job providing support to directly help breast cancer patients where and when they need it most. All the research in the world won't make a difference if patients are so financially strapped that they can't complete their treatment protocols. I love that this kind of help might make all the difference on patients being able to recover fully and experience less stress during this already trying time. I'm a big supporter...donor and volunteer...and so glad to be associated with this charity.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Pink Fund helps pay household bills for those in treatment of breast cancer who have lost some or all of their income. While there are many amazing non-profit organizations dedicated to breast cancer research and prevention, they do not provide actual help for those in need of financial help, right now. This gap in assistance is the reason The Pink Fund was started.
Since its inception, The Pink Fund has provided over $5 million of real help by paying everyday bills, given in a timely manner, for thousands of people.
The organization is professional, empathetic and capturing a need like no other.
I am honored and proud to be a volunteer and board member for The Pink Fund.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Pink Fund is an amazing organization that provides financial relief to women going through breast cancer treatment! Being a child of a mother who lost her battle to breast cancer, what the pink fund does for people is amazing! I cant help but think of how my mother would have benefited from these services at the height of her treatment. I feel blessed to be able to volunteer and lend my time to not only a cause that is very close to my heart, but also a fantastic organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It has been very moving seeing how The Pink Fund truly provides #RealHelpNow to breast cancer patients in treatment who need a financial bridge to help pay their bills. The testimonials of recipients is so moving - people who now have a little breathing room to focus on their treatments and healing, instead of the stressful burdens of how to pay the non-medical bills that continue to pile up.

Jonny Imerman     CLOZTALK    ImermanAngels

Volunteer

Rating: 5

GREAT mission, GREAT team! the CLOZTALK team is honored to call this org a partner & promote its good work!

CLOZTALK team
>> Jonny Imerman, co-founder

Becca P.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Pink Fund gives hope to people going through one of the most difficult times of their lives. It's been an honor being able to volunteer with this amazing organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm very happy with my volunteer experience with the Pink Fund. They are an awesome group of people who are dedicated to provide assistance to breast cancer patients. They made volunteering an easy and enjoyable experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer member of the Qualification's Committee for the past eight years, I have had an intimate view of The Pink Fund. Through a careful review of applications received, The Pink Fund provides much needed financial assistance to people while in active treatment for breast cancer. As a survivor, I know the physical, emotional, and financial strain of a cancer diagnosis. I am honored and proud to be part of The Pink Fund which supports and assists those with dire financial need by paying non-medical expenses for up to 90 days. The Pink Fund is a great non-profit serving the needs of others with integrity, professionalism, and compassion.

Csilla G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After my best friend Patty & neighbor Donna were diagnosed with breast cancer, I learned about The Pink Fund while researching Breast Cancer and organizations helping breast cancer patients.

When I founded Motor City Dragons (MCD), I reached out to The Pink Fund and was blessed to have it's founder Molly MacDonald attend our Kick-Off Meeting in Nov 2012 and paddle with our team at Lake Orion in 2013. This was our first local race where 20 breast cancer survivors & co-ed supporters paddled in a Dragon Boat, many for the 1st time!

The Pink Fund was in need of volunteers, so I dedicated one evening a month to volunteer. Since then I've learned a lot about The Pink Fund and their mission so I try to volunteer in multiple capacities. From monthly Funding Committee Meetings to volunteering at Dancing with The Survivors and hosting a table at this 1 major annual Fund Raiser. The funds raised at Dancing with the Survivors supports Breast Cancer Patients in active treatment by paying non-medical bills up to $1,000 a month, up to 90 days max.

My friends and neighbors have attended Dancing With the Survivors (DWTS) and the "husbands" & friends enjoy the raffle tickets and loved winning "A Pie a Month for a YEAR" - 3 years straight! It's been a joy meeting the dancers and listening to their breast cancer journeys.

The Pink Fund announced it had paid $3 Million of non-medical bills at the 2018 DWTS event! Imagine how much more good they've done since then!

Learn about The Pink Fund on their home page: https://www.pinkfund.org/ or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePinkFund!

Donor

Rating: 5

I really admire their commitment to serving those battling breast cancer on all fronts. Financial assistance, fundraising, posting educational information, and more recently virtual events are examples of efforts that don't go unnoticed. I'm glad to know we live in a world where organizations like this exist. Keep up the hard work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Pink Fund does such important work in the breast cancer space. I was drawn to this organization by their financial assistance program. Its so important for patients to get help for their every day bills. 

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering with The Pink Fund has been such an amazing and rewarding experience. You can see the direct impact you are making in the lives of breast cancer patients during such a challenging time in their lives.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Pink Funds mission of helping those in need of financial assistance is important to me. I find The Pink Fund a wonderful cause to accomplish this needed niche.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great nonprofit that helps so many people in need. Everyone who works there is super nice and truly cares about helping people in need!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love this organization! The Pink Fund provides financial help to their approved applicants by paying their creditors. The staff is hardworking and always willing to pitch in to support The Pink Fund's mission.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In February of 2017 I was diagnosed with DCIS and Invasive lobular carcinoma. I had a lumpectomy, chemo and 30 rounds of radiation. I turned to the pink fund because my social worker thought they could help me. I was off work for many months while going thru treatment. The pink fund paid my car payments, my shut off notice and my utilities for 3 months. I have now volunteered for them on many occasions in the Brighton area and Ann Arbor area. This is a charity that helps when you really need it!
















Stephanie M.15

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was on medical leave for 6 months at 100% of my salary when my breast cancer treatment began. Then my salary was reduced to 60% and I had no idea how many additional treatments would be required. I had no idea how I would make ends meet before I returned to work. I looked for resources and financial assistance for awhile and finally found the Pink Fund. What a blessing! I was only eligible for one month, but it was the one month I really needed. Thank you Pink Fund. I now volunteer for the Pink Fund to give back to the organization that supported me during treatment.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Molly ,the head of the Pink Fund, through business. She volunteered to mentor me with my small business and asked for nothing in return. I was impressed with her cause and how professional and driven she was to help those with Cancer. So I donated to her charity to help her continue to make a difference. After watching her commitment and dedication to this cause, she asked me if I would like to help her organization by volunteering to make a difference as well. I jumped at the chance to join and do my part to help and continue to support all that she is doing to make others lives more manageable for those trying to survive cancers hardship. Its truly ironic, as I was recently diagnosed with breast myself and Molly was there for me immediately & unconditionally giving me advice on how to navigate treatment. The Pink Fund is truly a blessing and does make a huge difference in helping others during a very difficulty and horrible time in their lives. I am proud to help out and continue to make a difference and proud to be a part of this beautiful life changing cause. Gigi H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer and advocate for The Pink Fund because I wanted to do something that would immediately help women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families. The Pink Fund provides real and immediate financial assistance to women actively engaged in breast cancer treatment. To lessen the financial burden caused by the horrible disease and to allow a patient to focus on their health and recovery is invaluable. Throughout my involvement with the Pink Fund’s Qualification Committee over the past two years, I have seen and heard firsthand the positive impact that The Pink Fund provides through its financial grants.

I personally receive a sense of gratitude from those individuals that The Pink Fund provides grants, whether that gratitude is tangibly communicated or not. The Pink Fund provides a support network for individuals that need the financial assistance, but also equally need to know and feel that there are people and organizations that care about their well-being.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a 20 yr Stage III breast cancer survivor, I was looking to associate with a non-profit that I could donate time to and truly believe in. I found that, and more, with the Pink Fund. As with all organizations, you wish that you had more resources so you could help EVERYONE, but that will never happen. So we try to reach out to as many people as possible. The people involved with this organization are wonderful, caring people and their tireless efforts have helped men and women alike walk over the bridge to wellness. This journey is a very difficult one, and I realize just how very lucky I am to have had a good job, good health insurance and a GREAT support system . So many of the people the Pink Fund helps are not as lucky ... I survived, and thrive, and now volunteer to help others wherever I possibly can.
Thanks Pink Fund !

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The founder and CEO wrote this on the organizations Facebook page: "...what happens to women who are too ill to work and whose jobs might be in jeopardy if they take off too much time for treatment and recovery." Well, I can tell her what happens to me, a current breast cancer patient who is about to begin radiation and who is also about to have her vehicle repossessed...I get denied the help she claims to offer. There are a few very good charities out there. Then there's organizations like this one, that deny a desperate plea for help because the applicant (me) is too ill to work and couldn't supply income information from last year because I HAD NO INCOME except for a few handmade items I sold on Etsy. Since I have no income, I was denied because my application is "incomplete". They also said i didn't submit information which I most definitely did submit. BTW I worked until I was too sick to work. I have a Master's in psychology and I helped children. But when it takes years for your doctor to diagnose your "mystery illness" and you lose your job, I guess you're not good enough to receive help from these people.

Review from Guidestar

3 Joanna M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The mission of The Pink Fund is to provide short-term financial aid to women and men (and therefore their families) who are in active treatment for and recovery from breast cancer. A cancer diagnosis can bring a myriad of practical issues, including the financial impact of care. Individuals across the country struggle to keep working through a diagnosis so that they can continue to pay their bills and access health care. If individuals can't continue to work then they face bankruptcy, homelessness, and lack of healthcare. The Pink Fund helps keep people in their homes, meet their basic needs like food and clothing, and access healthcare. This is an incredible organization, doing great work, supporting those diagnosis with cancer and their families. I have seen this organization change lives!