The Pink Fund Board of Directors

Molly MacDonald, Founder of The Pink Fund

Molly MacDonald

Founder, CEO and Breast Cancer SurThrivor®

“Never did I imagine a breast cancer diagnosis would lead me to see and try to help fill a niche in services for breast cancer patients and their families. What we do is truly an act of love. It is a privilege to be able to serve so many and act on behalf of our generous donors, without whom, our mission would not be possible.”

Gary Kadlec

Gary Kadlec

Chairman

President (Retired),
Diplomat

“I have been active with many organizations similar to The Pink Fund over the years who work to help patients in need. What sets The Pink Fund apart is truly the simplicity and directness of its mission to provide short-term financial aid. I believe the targeted scope of this mission allows The Pink Fund a much larger chance of achieving this.”

Fran Parsons

Fran Parsons

Vice President

Customer Financial Services Manager – Europe, Asia and South America (Retired)
Federal-Mogul Powertrain

“Being born and raised in Britain, there are many social programs in place to support people through health challenges. When I learned about the much-needed support The Pink Fund provides, I was in. I value the mission and am proud to serve with the team.”

Shannon Crone, Treasurer of The Pink Fund

Shannon Crone

Treasurer

Advisory Executive Director,
Ernst & Young, LLP

“Breast cancer patients have so many other things to think and worry about…helping to lessen their financial burden is one way we can all help. It’s been so very rewarding to be a part of an organization that focuses solely on that mission.”

Thomas Pettit

Secretary

Owner,
Tamale Group

“Having experienced firsthand the stressful situation The Pink Fund addresses, my wife and I are painfully aware of the need for the financial assistance which The Pink Fund provides. It is an honor to be involved in the effort to give aid and extremely gratifying that this support is appreciated by so many in need.”

Linda S. Ross

Linda S. Ross

Director

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Trinity Health

“Too often, the trauma of being diagnosed with breast cancer is compounded by having to worry about paying bills while struggling to maintain a job and comply with treatment regimens. The Pink Fund’s mission, pure and simple, is to ease that worry by providing vital financial support to those in need. I am delighted to serve an organization that focuses so directly and practically on helping others.”

Dan Sherman

Dan Sherman

Director

Founder and President
The NaVectis Group

“I am deeply humbled by this opportunity to serve on the board of The Pink Fund. The Pink Fund’s mission of decreasing financial distress of breast cancer patients aligns with the mission of my company, NaVectis Group. Financial Toxicity has devastated the lives of countless breast cancer patients across our nation and The Pink Fund is at the forefront of addressing this issue. I am excited to join this organization to help further its mission of decreasing financial distress for breast cancer patients.”

Katrina Studvent

Katrina Studvent

Director

Founder & Principal
The Mission Co.

“As a working young professional, wife and mother during the time of my breast cancer diagnosis, I understand the financial burdens a cancer diagnosis can present. I am excited about this opportunity to impact the financial stressors that occur while receiving treatment and help spread awareness of financial toxicity as a critical barrier to care amongst cancer patients nationwide. It is my hope that my knowledge and reach throughout our community locally and nationally will support The Pink Fund’s mission to further expand its efforts across the country and allow more cancer patients to redirect their focus to what matters most; returning to a healthy work-life balance.”

Judy Vindici, Director of The Pink Fund

Judy Vindici

Director

Director of Philanthropy,
The Arbor Hospice Foundation

“As a breast cancer survivor, The Pink Fund resonates with me. I can relate to the fear and desperation of that financial burden. The Pink Fund is real people helping other people in a real way.”

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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