Qualification Guidelines for The Pink Fund

Please review our qualifications for financial aid and apply as soon as possible if you qualify.

YOU MUST BE IN ACTIVE TREATMENT TO QUALIFY.  Active treatment is defined as the period after a positive diagnosis of breast cancer has been made (with a diagnostic biopsy), and during which therapies are being administered, including surgical procedures (e.g. single or bi-lateral mastectomy, lumpectomy, axillary dissection, or sentinel node biopsy), chemotherapy or radiation.

PLEASE NOTE: For the purposes of The Pink Fund, active treatment does not include reconstruction surgeries or long-term hormonal therapies (including Tamoxifen, Fareston, Arimidex, Aromasin, Femara, Zoladex/Lupron, Megace, and Halotestin).

Our major qualifications for applicants are:

  • Patients must be actively undergoing treatment, as defined by The Pink Fund, for their breast cancer diagnosis.
  • Patients must have been working at time of diagnosis, and are able to show a loss of income due to their breast cancer diagnosis. (IE, leave of absence, reduced hours, etc.)
  • Patients must be actively undergoing treatment throughout funding.
  • Patients undergoing reconstruction are not eligible.
  • Patients on long-term hormonal therapies are not eligible.

If you meet the above qualifications, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible as it may take up to 90 days for your application to be processed.

Please understand we are not an emergency fund and cannot provide immediate assistance.

The Pink Fund Application checklist is designed to outline the necessary forms needed to apply.  Please be sure to click here to download the checklist before applying.

Effective February 1, 2018: For the protection of your confidential information, The Pink Fund will no longer accept any documents supporting your application by email or fax. Documents must be uploaded to your online application or MAILED to PO Box 603, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303.

All correspondence will still be handled via email.

    If we discover that you have falsified information on your application for funding or have withheld information regarding The Pink Fund’s definition of active treatment you will be required to immediately reimburse The Pink Fund for any payments administered on your behalf. The Pink Fund also has the right to suspend any further payments that you have previously been awarded.

    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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