Our Mission

Breast cancer is expensive. The past few years have brought significant changes to breast cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment; however, these medical advances can bring significant financial and emotional burdens to a patient and their family. Even for patients who are employed with health insurance, raising medical costs, increasing deductibles and co-insurance rates have created financial hardship. These medical bills accumulate quickly, often forcing patients to choose between paying the mortgage or continuing treatment. Shades of Pink Foundation does more than help our clients to navigate through the financial stress of their diagnosis; we provide peace of mind to families in the midst of an epic battle.

Current Events

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Tanger Outlets PINK!

Tanger Outlets in Howell, MI supports Shades of Pink Foundation through the sale of PinkSTYLE savings cards every October.

A Wild Time at the Detroit Zoo

A Wild Time at the Detroit Zoo is our signature event with 2,000+ participants and fun activities for the entire family.

Registration opens in January

A Night at the Ballpark

A Night at the Ballpark is our summer family fun event at Jimmy John's Field in Utica, MI.

Tickets go on sale May 1 - July 15, 2019

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Fashionably Pink

Fashionably Pink is an annual fashion show and luncheon hosted by the IACL Charitable Foundation in support of Shades of Pink Foundation.

Words of Gratitude

"Being a single mom and lone supporter is scary, but adding breast cancer with its surgeries, chemo and radiation really causes a threat to sanity and survival. Your financial help has made it more manageable. Once I am able to move past this and stand strong again, I will donate, volunteer, and support your organization in any way I can."

"While on my journey, I was let go of my home health care job of four years. I also lost my house. In my difficult time, I was introduced to Shades of Pink Foundation. I was able to get transportation to my doctors’ appointments and Shades of Pink Foundation provided me with help so that I wouldn’t lose all of my belongings. They gave me hope. It lets me know that there are still genuine people in the world. I’m thankful they chose me to be one of their angels."

"Shades of Pink Foundation helped me with DTE bills, car insurance, and rent. This help meant a huge amount. Breast cancer patients struggle to get through chemo and doctor appointments. Being able to relax and know that these every day needs are taken care of puts you in a really good place. I’m very thankful for Shades of Pink Foundation’s support."

"Thank you so much for the kindness and generosity you showed to me and my family by choosing us for a grant. Words cannot express the relief you have given me by coming along side our family then helping us. Thank you for helping families like mine."

"Thank you so very much for making our house payment and the Kroger gift card. What a nice surprise. I never knew how expensive it was to get cancer, but your organization has made it that much easier. Thank you so much for all that you do. We really appreciate it. I am happy to say that I am now cancer free! I just have to have surgery. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness."

"Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for all the financial assistance you gave me when I needed it most. I cried tears of joy for a change. Thank you again for everything, it helped me a lot."

Our Impact

Shades of Pink Foundation relies on the generosity of individual donors, organizations and corporate sponsorship.

Corporate sponsorships help us to mitigate fundraising and administrative costs to ensure a sustainable program.

In 2017, 78% of our clients were employed at the time of their diagnosis

157 individuals/families received grants

Shades of Pink Foundation paid out over $200,000 in grant support in 2017