NC Pretty In Pink Foundation Kicks Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Benefit Luncheon

To commemorate their 10th Anniversary and help raise funds for breast cancer treatment, North Carolina’s Pretty in Pink Foundation is hosting “Beyond the Ribbon-A Breast Cancer Journey Benefit Luncheon September 30th. The luncheon is open to all.
By: Pretty In Pink Foundation
RALEIGH, N.C. - Sept. 15, 2014 - PRLog -- - “Beyond the Ribbon™ …A Breast Cancer Journey Benefit luncheon is Pretty In Pink Foundation’s premier breast cancer luncheon to increase awareness and generate funding for breast cancer treatment. This year’s event will be held Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel, Tuesday, September 30th, 2014, 11:00am - 1:30pm.

The luncheon, the first of its kind in the Raleigh area, features 30-year breast cancer survivor and activist Emory Austin as the keynote speaker and award winning TV anchor and reporter at WRAL, Debra Morgan, as the emcee. The proceeds from this event will help to eliminate financial barriers and provide resources to North Carolina breast cancer patients.

Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, a breast cancer survivor and breast cancer surgeon with Duke Cancer Institute founded Pretty In Pink Foundation in May, 2004.   “What began with assisting ten women in Wake County has evolved into helping women and men in 89 counties and serving over 2,300 patients – our Champions – here in North Carolina. Our events throughout 2014 continue our anniversary theme ‘No Champion Left Behind,’” said Tolnitch.

Penny Lauricella, MHA and Executive Director at Pretty In Pink Foundation offered, “Our supporters are essential to realizing our mission of providing financial assistance to breast cancer patients with treatment and surgical needs. Without the continued support, through financial donations, of our sponsors and partners, our bigger vision of having a point of presence in every state by 2020, wouldn't be possible. Our thanks go out to Wake Radiology, Hoover & Hoover Auditors, Feel the Difference and Fulcrum Strategies for their support.”

The luncheon is open to all breast cancer survivors, caregivers, medical teams, partners and supporters to enjoy a delicious plated lunch, mingle with friends, bid on fabulous silent auction items, hear speakers and more. Cost is $65 per person. Seating is limited so be sure to pre-register by contacting Kathy Hairr at 919-532-0532 or

The foundation welcomes volunteers and supporters to can help forward their mission. For more information visit

About Pretty In Pink Foundation:

Pretty In Pink Foundation is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Known as a front runner in community for having a one stop program of referrals, education, targeted outreach program and statewide network of physicians, the foundation provides financial and quality of life resources for uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients with limited financial means. Founded in 2004 by Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, Pretty In Pink Foundation’s vision is to have a point of presence in every state by 2020.  More than ninety percent of donations go directly to providing the funding required for necessary treatment, surgery, support and resources to help breast cancer patients win the fight. Information about applying for hardship assistance and ways to donate, support and volunteer is available at: or call (919) 532-0532.

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