A Note From Molly MacDonald on Racial Disparities

Dear Pink Fund Community,

As a mother and a human being, I have been deeply affected by the events across our country. You are here as a follower of The Pink Fund, so I will be focusing our messages on how we can use our voices and influence to educate and positively impact the racial disparities related to breast cancer.

Did you know…
  • Black women under age 40 have higher rates of breast cancer when compared to white women?
  • Black women under age 35 get breast cancer at two times the rate of white women and DIE from breast cancer three times as often as white women, which can be attributed to both more advanced stage at detection?
  • Though black women get breast cancer at a slightly lower incidence rate (3%) than white women, black women are 42% more likely to DIE of breast cancer than white women?

Our mission is becoming increasingly important to help bridge the gap of survivorship rates by providing more resources and support to women of color.

We took the Tigerlily Foundation’s pledge via change.org and committed to at least one action that our organization can take to include the experience of black women.

The Pink Fund will continue to expand our content to elevate the work of individuals and organizations exclusively focused on breast cancer and women of color like For the Breast of Us, Sisters Network Inc., and the Tigerlily Foundation. Let us know the organizations who need our help.

Thank you for choosing The Pink Fund. On behalf of those we serve, my gratitude.

Molly MacDonald
Founder and CEO

 *AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: CANCER FACTS AND FIGURES 2019

The Financial Side Effects of Cancer

Financial Toxicity

Financial-Toxicity

130% increase in financial difficulties for patients in active treatment

Job Loss

Breast Cancer Stats

Between 20-30% of women diagnosed with breast cancer will lose their jobs

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcies

10M will be unable to pay for rent, food & utilities because of medical bills

Impact on Savings

Impact on Savings

76% of full time workers nationwide live paycheck to paycheck

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