Breast cancer is debilitating. Physically. Emotionally. Financially. Pink Aid provides critical financial assistance and services to help families survive treatment with support and dignity.
KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON
& FOOD ON THE TABLE
FOR FAMILIES BATTLING BREAST CANCER
Compassion until there’s a cure.
PINK PURSE STORIES
Pink Purse kept
my lights on.
—Joan M., Pink Purse Recipient
2021 LI luncheon & fashion show
October 21st 11:30am
2021 CT VIRTUOUS EVENT
Kicking off our 2nd decade of Compassion.
October 7th 8pm
Navigating A New World with Covid Livestream
With Dr. Brigid Killelea and Dr. Zane Saul.
BREAST CANCER CAN DESTROY A FAMILY FINANCIALLY
FACT: In 2020, approx. 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S.
FACT: 1 in 8 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime
FACT: Programs that provide screening and diagnostic services at no cost to low-income women can mitigate the adverse effect of poverty on stage at which breast cancer is diagnosed and mortality rate
FACT: Each year, over 10 million families in the US will be unable to pay for basic needs because of medical expenses
FACT: 50% of bankruptcies are the results of illness or illness-related job loss
FACT: 78% of Americans live from paycheck to paycheck
FACT: 31% of American households are headed by women
FACT: African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer, largely due to later diagnoses, lack of education and poverty