IMPACT

Pink Par-Tee 501c3 Fund donations go directly to women of mid-Michigan who are in active treatment fighting breast cancer. A breast cancer diagnosis can destroy the financial health of a patient, as many patients are unable to work. Pink Par-Tee funds provide financial support to help meet the critical expenses such as housing, utilities and transportation.

Plus, funds have also gone toward:

  • Four prone breast boards used in radiation therapy, which greatly increases treatment accuracy and success.
  • “Breast cancer care packs” given to patients undergoing breast cancer radiation or chemotherapy treatments, and Kroger and gas gift cards.
  • Free mammogram services helping local woman regardless of their ability to pay.
  • Treatment goggles that greatly aid in the timing of breathing during treatment.

Each year the Pink Par-Tee 501c3 Fund chooses organization(s) that are able to distribute monies raised per the intent of the fund. Monies are then given to the organization whereby fund usage is approved and tracked by the organization and Pink Par-Tee leadership. Once diagnosed, your life changes, you are now a survivor and the support of funds like ours makes surviving just a little easier.

In addition to benefiting breast cancer patients, The Pink Par-Tee fund encourages the event’s Title Sponsor to choose a non-profit dear to them in which we bring awareness and a donation. For example, in 2019 250 children’s books and cuddly bears were given to cancer patients at Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. In 2018 Career Dress of Pontiac, MI received over 70 bras that were donated during our fundraising events.

One social worker described the impact of the Pink Par-Tee fund this way,

“Crying, smiles, relief – like a load had been lifted from their shoulders – is the reaction I see from patients. One lady was in tears. She said she was so grateful for the Pink Par-Tee fund for making her feel special. The new wig she received would help her adjust to being hairless. She was overwhelmed to think that random people would do this for her and others.”

2020 Monies raised will benefit:

Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint, MI
The Pink Fund – Monies remain in Genesee County
Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute of Flint, MI

2019: $96, 856.67 raised benefited:

Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint, MI – At McLaren, we strive to be the recognized leader and preferred provider of primary and specialty healthcare services to the communities of mid-Michigan. Our skilled cancer specialists, including medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, coordinate an individual care plan to provide the best treatment using evidence-based practices and sophisticated therapies. Focusing on patient needs also means addressing the non-clinical care that can aid one’s care and recovery. We have a well-coordinated team to assist with specific emotional and financial needs. Learn more at www.mclaren.org/flintcancer

The Pink Fund – The Pink Fund is a non-profit breast cancer organization that provides 90-day non-medical cost-of-living expenses to breast cancer patients in active treatment for breast cancer, so they can focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace. Monies donated remain in Genesee County. www.pinkfund.org

Pink Out for Mamms – McLaren Flint partners with the Flint Firebirds to create awareness about breast cancer and raises funds for area women in need to receive 30 mammograms.

Free Mammogram Clinic – Hosted by Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute of Flint. ghci.org

2019: 250 Children’s Books and Stuffed Animal Bears Donated to Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor

Anna May’s Hope mission is to bring joy to children undergoing cancer treatment. Anna May was born in Harbor Springs, MI and lost her battle with cancer at the age of 14. Today her spirit lives on through Anna May’s Hope.

2018: $41,000 raised, benefiting Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint, MI

At McLaren, we strive to be the recognized leader and preferred provider of primary and specialty healthcare services to the communities of mid-Michigan. Our skilled cancer specialists, including medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, coordinate an individual care plan to provide the best treatment using evidence-based practices and sophisticated therapies. Focusing on patient needs also means addressing the non-clinical care that can aid one’s care and recovery. We have a well-coordinated team to assist with specific emotional and financial needs. Learn more at www.mclaren.org/flintcancer

Over 300 Breast Cancer Care Gift Bags have been distributed.

In 2016 and 2017 patients at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute (GHCI) were provided a bag of essentials (see contents to the right) adorned with a note from Warwick Ladies. A gift card to the on-site boutique to purchase head wraps/wigs is included in the bag. We thought you would appreciate some feedback from patients, through the eyes of the volunteers that work at the boutique:

“One lady was in tears when she came in. When she left she said she was so grateful to the Ladies of Warwick for making her feel special. The new wig she received would help her adjust to being hairless. She was overwhelmed to think the Ladies would do this for her and others.”

“Lots of the cancer patients thank me and many give me hugs. So the Warwick Ladies can consider themselves hugged.”

“Crying, smiles, relief – like a load had been lifted from their shoulders – is the reaction I see from patients.”

“Patients are so surprised and overwhelmed about receiving a free wig headband or wig hat. There is a disbelief that in today’s world the Ladies of Warwick have rallied around them, supported them, given them beautiful items that pamper them and make them feel cared for.”

“The initial response is disbelief, then awe. Everyone has been so thankful and they feel blessed at receiving such a gift. Most get emotional and can’t believe in the midst of all their turmoil, they are being given a gift. Some, you can tell, do not have the resources to get these things for themselves. They truly are grateful.”

Chemo Bag

Breast Cancer Clear & Simple Book – $14.95
Dove Sensitive Skin Soap Bar – $1.00
Aquaphor Healing Ointment Lotion – $3.70
Schmidt’s Deodorant – $4.80
Lymphedema Alert Bracelet “NO NEEDLES OR BP THIS ARM” – $3.00
Ginger Chews – $.76
Pink Chemo Cap – $7.00
Gift Card to purchase head wrap/wig/scarf – $75.00

Radiation Bag

Breast Cancer Clear & Simple Book – $14.95
Dove Sensitive Skin Soap Bar – $1.00
Aquaphor Healing Ointment Lotion – $3.70
Schmidt’s Deodorant – $4.80
Lymphedema Alert Bracelet “NO NEEDLES OR BP THIS ARM” – $3.00
Jeans Cream – $10.75
Gift Card to purchase head wrap/wig/scarf – $75.00

2018: 51 bras donated to “Career Dress”

Career Dress Services is committed to promoting the economic independence of low/moderate income women in Southeast Michigan by providing professional attire for women actively seeking employment. Located at 55 W. Huron Street, Pontiac, MI. Learn more at www.careendress.org

2017-2013: $110,000 raised, benefiting Geneyes Hurley Cancer Institute, Flint, MI

Bringing the most advanced cancer treatment services, technologies and programs available to one convenient location, close to home. From aggressive prevention programs and early detection services to the application of leading edge diagnostics and treatment techniques, the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute infuses hope into the heart of our community. For thousands of cancer patients in our area, this wonderful news promises millions of brighter tomorrows. Learn more at www.ghci.org