BENEFITING: PINK FUND INC
"A breast cancer diagnosis can destroy the financial health and well-being of the patient and their family. While in active treatment, many patients are unable to work and experience a loss of income that can result in catastrophic financial losses and the need to rebuild financial health. The Pink Fund provides financial support to help meet basic needs, decrease stress levels and allow breast cancer patients to focus on healing while improving survivorship outcomes... Did you know that: 51% of Americans have less than a $1000 in savings! 50% of bankruptcies are the result of illness or illness related job loss! In 6 months, a health crisis can throw a family into bankruptcy or homelessness! 47% of our national workforce is women, 73% of women work full time and 26% claim head of household! 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime! The average treatment lasts 6 months... Literally millions of dollars are being raised for the important issues of early detection to save lives, and research for the cure 'to end breast cancer forever.' However, families facing breast cancer urgently need Real Help Now, The Pink Fund."