Thank you to everyone who helped to make A Walk at the Zoo 2017 a success!  We couldn’t have done it without our incredible committee, volunteers, sponsors, participants and suppoters!

Who We Are

The best way to explain Shades of Pink Foundation is to share our story:

In the fall of 2005, a patient, a friend and a doctor met at a small restaurant in Ferndale, Michigan.  They met to discuss the very real problems that the patient had regarding the financial difficulties she was experiencing as a result of her breast cancer diagnosis.  Besides coping with her diagnosis there was so much more to worry about: her mortgage payment, an electric bill, car payment and even groceries weighed heavily on her mind.

By the end of that meal, there was a deep desire to develop a foundation that could address the issues the patient and so many others like her were facing.  Thus, Shades of Pink Foundation was born.

Shades of Pink Foundation was founded on the very simple principle that no person should have to forgo life-saving medical treatment in order to pay rent and other bills.  Shades of Pink Foundation is committed to easing the financial burden of a breast cancer diagnosis for women in the Detroit metropolitan area.


What We Do

We help women who reside, and are undergoing treatment in the Metro Detroit area including: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, and Genesee counties. Many women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have extra financial burdens placed on them during treatment and recovery.Common issues are insurance payments, food, transportation, childcare, and other essentials of daily life. Shades of Pink Foundation offers temporary financial assistance during their time in need. more…