Our History

Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, a breast cancer surgeon in Raleigh, learned many of her patients were not getting follow-up treatment after their cancer was surgically removed. Many lacked the funds to pay for the chemotherapy and radiation needed to fight the cancer cells. Unable to accept this potentially deadly reality, Dr. Tolnitch was motivated to establish the Pretty In Pink Foundation. Since serving its first patient in 2006, the Foundation has covered the cost of life-saving treatments for thousands of breast cancer patients in North Carolina.