About Pretty In Pink Foundation
Pretty In Pink Foundation serves people diagnosed with breast cancer who have limited health insurance benefits, or in many cases, no health insurance at all. Typically, these people do not qualify for government funded or assisted programs. When breast cancer is present and medical insurance is not enough, care is delayed or simply not ever received because of cost barriers. Once diagnosed with breast cancer, many people experience financial hardships in trying to keep up with paying for quality treatment. Oftentimes this is simply because they are choosing between breast cancer treatment and quality of life needs like shelter and food.
In North Carolina, nearly 20% of the women have no health insurance coverage and more than 14% live at or below the federal poverty level (FPL). Adding to the statistical impact is that nearly 1/3 of North Carolinian households are managed by single or divorced women with limited financial resources.
The process of managing breast cancer treatment includes the careful coordination of medical professionals, surgeons, hospitals, oncologists and radiation oncologists. Once diagnosed, people with breast cancer are immediately thrusted into a process unlike anything they have ever experienced. To make managing breast cancer a little easier on you and your family, Pretty In Pink Foundation provides access to quality of life support, education and resources through relationships with vendors and providers who understand your individual needs.
The mission of Pretty In Pink Foundation is simple . . . to ensure that quality, life-saving medical treatment (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy) is available to breast cancer patients residing in North Carolina, regardless of their ability to pay.