How We Help
Many women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have extra financial burdens placed on them during treatment and recovery. Common issues are insurance payments, food, transportation, childcare, and other essentials of daily life. Shades of Pink Foundation offers temporary financial assistance during their time in need.

As a local Michigan charity, we help women who reside, and are undergoing treatment in Southeast Michigan, which includes Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Saint Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.

To qualify for assistance, you must:

  • reside in Southeast Michigan
  • be within 12 months of your initial breast cancer diagnosis
  • submit an application through your health care provider (social worker, patient advocate, oncologist, nurse, etc.)

Shades of Pink Foundation (SOPF) clients must be referred from an appropriate healthcare provider. If you are interested in our program, you should contact the social worker where you are receiving care to assist you with filling out an application. If they have not worked with SOPF before, have them email Client Services at so we can provide more information about our application process.

All referrals must come through a health care professional. If you call SOPF directly, you will be referred to a social worker where you are receiving care.

If you are a social worker and would like to recommend a patient for help….contact our client committee at  To download the latest version of the Application for Financial Assistance, please click here.  You must obtain a password from Client Services to access the application.