Events Added!

Cheer for Charity

For our supporters who use Amazon for shopping, you can have .5% of your purchases donated to Shades of Pink by using the Amazon Smile program (information on program - here). To do this, sign into, then click the “help” link at the top of the page. Then under General Program information click the spotlight Charity’s link to access the application form. If you want to support Shades Of Pink Foundation, you just click on it. You can only support one charity at a time, but it’s a great way to shop and give back at the same time. We thank you so much for your support!

Congratulations for Dr. Pamela Benitez for being named a 2019 Michiganian of the Year by the Detroit News. Click HERE to see video.

Don't forget to check out more news on our Blog.


Recent   Photos

Thanks to Ruth Newman for these photos and her bake sale last month in support of our October fundraising efforts!

Welcome Karla Sherry

the new Executive Director of The Shades of Pink Foundation

Karla Sherry joined us in March as executive director. She is a lifelong resident of metro Detroit, with strong personal and business ties to the community. Her contacts are proving invaluable in marshalling resources and support for all the fundraising activities and organizational tasks we have planned for the year.

Learn more about Karla and her plans at our Blog.

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.

To learn more about us, click here

Current Events


Shop for a Cause

Please join Karla Sherry and Cindy Schiano for the 1st Annual Holiday Shopping Event to benefit Shades of Pink


Location: Home and Garden Shop, Troy, MI 48084

Shopping plus cocktails and hors d'oeurves

10% of all sales will be donated to Shades of Pink

Thursday, November 14th

Starts at 6:00 PM

More details and sign-up, click here



An Evening with John & Gillian Riesen


Location: Flagstar Strand Theater

Meet and Greet option available

Wednesday, Dec 4th

Doors open at 6:00 PM

Show starts at 7:00 PM

Tickets available at Ticketmaster or at Strand Theater Box Office


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