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Molly was on her way to LaGuardia to catch a flight home at the end of a business trip. In the cab, her phone rang.
It was her OB-GYN. She started with two words no one ever wants to hear and no doctor wants to say.
Molly had breast cancer.
The news rocked Molly’s world. In the ensuing months, she lost her job—and nearly lost her home, too.
Since her own diagnosis and subsequent recovery, Molly decided she wanted to use her own experience as a cancer patient to help others going through the same thing. So, she created The Pink Fund.
The Pink Fund helps breast cancer patients struggling to make ends meet by assisting with basic needs.
“While fighting for their lives, many patients lose their livelihoods,” Molly explains. “Our 90-day grant program covers nonmedical cost-of-living expenses, such as health insurance premiums, housing, transportation and utilities.
At Diplomat, we work with patients facing tough diagnoses every day. We know that sticking to treatment is hard enough on its own without having to worry about everything else—house payments, rent, utilities, medical bills and work. It adds up.
“By helping to meet these basic needs, we help to decrease stress levels and allow breast cancer patients to focus on healing while improving survivorship outcomes.”
Working with patient-centered organizations such as The Pink Fund is one way that we go the extra mile for our patients.