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Shades of Pink Foundation

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Karla Sherry
Main Address:
P.O. Box 2538
Birmingham, MI, MI 48012

What We Do

Our mission is to reduce financial distress for those in SE Michigan undergoing breast cancer treatment by providing prompt funding for daily living expenses. Our vision is that “no individual experiences financial distress due to a breast cancer diagnosis.”

As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, we are seeing the adverse economic effects it has had on cancer patients, specifically those with breast cancer. Effects include job loss, reduction to part-time employment, increased out-of-pocket expenses, and loss of medical insurance. The CDC reports breast cancer carries one of the highest costs of most cancers. When a breast cancer patient faces a choice between treatment or paying the mortgage, we can assist. We are uniquely situated in our community, serving residents in the nine counties comprising Southeast Michigan.

The pandemic, for many, led to the postponement or delay in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Breast cancers are being diagnosed at advanced stages, requiring aggressive treatment and intervention. We are experiencing a substantial increase in applications for assistance. In 2021, we provided 114 clients with assistance, distributing one of the highest dollar amounts in our history. Applications are on the rise and could exceed 175 this year. We want to be able to help every one. We depend on the support of individuals and sponsors to support our cause.

Interesting Info

We support on average 100+ clients annually. In 2021 we provided 114 clients with assisance.
More than half of those diagnosed with breast cancer face financial hardship.
In 2021 we gifted almost $195,000 to 114 clients. Applications are on the rise and could exceed 175 this year. We hope to help all who apply.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Directors Member
Repeats every day until Sat Jul 08 2023.
Friday, August 19th, 2022
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Fundraising and sponsorship development
Repeats every day until Tue Aug 08 2023.
Friday, August 19th, 2022
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Upcoming Events

Nine, Wine and Dine September 19, 2022 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm Read more »

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