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Pretty In Pink Foundation Celebrates Six Years of Hope, Health & Healing For NC

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Special fundraiser honors on-going assistance to North Carolinians with breast cancer.

May 19, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) — Pretty In Pink Foundation, the only not-for-profit organization in North Carolina that provides financial resources for uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients with limited financial means, is celebrating its sixth year of service in May with a special month-long fundraising effort.

The Foundation is hoping to raise $6000 this month through $6 donations in recognition of its sixth anniversary.

“We’re asking families and friends who have been touched by Pretty In Pink Foundation to donate a ‘birthday present’ of $6 each,” said Penny Lauricella, Pretty In Pink Foundation’s executive director.

According to the Carolina Breast Cancer Society, every year in North Carolina approximately 5,500 women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.

“If everyone who has been touched by Pretty In Pink Foundation, or knows someone who has been touched by our services, donates $6 this month, we’ll have no problem reaching our goal.”

According to Lauricella, every dollar donated directly benefits someone with breast cancer. Unlike other breast-cancer oriented organizations, Pretty In Pink Foundation does not focus on funding for research. Ninety percent of its donations are used to provide the funding required for immediate treatment, life saving surgery, emotional support and quality of life resources to help North Carolinian breast cancer patients become breast cancer survivors.

Pretty In Pink Foundation is also working towards its ultimate vision to eliminate financial barriers and provide financial resources to any and all breast cancer patients with a true financial need for treatment and surgery. By 2020, Pretty In Pink Foundation foresees a point of presence in every state.

For more information on Pretty In Pink Foundation, including how to make a birthday celebration donation, visit www.prettyinpinkfoundation.org.

About Pretty In Pink Foundation:

Pretty In Pink Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial resources for uninsured and underinsured North Carolinians who are diagnosed with breast cancer and have limited financial means. Founded in 2004 by Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, a breast cancer surgeon, Pretty In Pink Foundation is positioned to have a point of presence in every state by 2020. Committed to providing hope, health and healing, Pretty In Pink Foundation has a growing network of healthcare professionals and quality of life partners. For more information on fundraising events, ways to help and how to become a volunteer, visit the website at www.PrettyInPinkFoundation.org, or join the Pretty In Pink Foundation Fan page on Facebook.

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