About The Founder
Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, a breast cancer surgeon with Duke Cancer Institute founded Pretty In Pink Foundation in May, 2004 as a vehicle for breast cancer patients who desperately needed care, treatment and surgery, but had no means of paying for service.
In her practice she learned that many of her patients whose cancers had been surgically removed were not getting follow-up treatment. They lacked the funds to pay for the chemotherapy and radiation needed to cure them. Unable to accept this potentially deadly reality Dr. Tolnitch was motivated to establish the Pretty In Pink Foundation.