Living Pink is a nonprofit organization founded by two-time breast cancer survivor Kristie Wallace Barrow. Living Pink is dedicated to educating both men and women about breast health. We focus on those deemed high risk and provide them with the resources needed to fight this disease. We also find ways to inspire the community around breast cancer and seek to aid all that are affected, not just those diagnosed. We believe: No One Fights Alone!
Living Pink offers so many opportunities to help those living and effective by breast cancer. Continuing this work only happens when you decide to get involved. Some serve, others give. It is our hope that you will give to Living Pink so that we can continue fulling our Mission of helping those that are directly affected by this disease. Your donations go a long way to offer everything from scholarships, living assistance, support and awareness for those that are in need within our community. It is our hope that you will continue to lift up Living Pink so that all those affected will feel supported and seen. Become the support that a survivor needs!
Our Vision: Living Pink seeks to increase awareness concerning breast health for men and women through education, fighting breast cancer with early detection and becoming aware of your genetic history.
Our Mission: Living Pink seeks to help those in the Triad Area that are affected by breast cancer and are in need. Specifically, we seek to aid those in need that are in active treatment (chemotherapy or radiation) and live in Greensboro, NC, and surrounding areas. We would like to Help by offering: (1) Educational Scholarships – We provide a one-time scholarship to a High School graduating Senior who is/was directly affected by breast cancer. CLICK HERE to apply! (2) Utility Bill Assistance – We seek to help provide aid for those struggling to pay necessary living expenses (electric, water, phone). (3) Food and Gas Assistance – We seek to offer Gift cards to help with gas or grocery expenses. (4) Christmas Wishes – We seek to provide gifts for children, during the holiday season, who have a parent battling breast cancer. (5) Survivors Mentoring Program – We seek to mentor newly diagnosed breast cancer patients by pairing them with breast cancer survivor who can help with the transition of living pink.
Living Pink Founder, Kristie Wallace Barrow, is a native of Greensboro, NC. This wife and mother of 4 is strong, determined and fearless. Her Living Pink journey began at the age of 29 after giving birth to her fourth child. She did not let that experience stop her and she continued to persevere. At the moment it seemed she had beat this horrible disease until October 3 rd , 2012. This date will always be remembered as the day she was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time. Realizing her strength and power, she began to change the narrative on cancer. The negative holds that the word ‘cancer’ posed would not define her life any longer. She fought back and nurtured her mind as well as her body.
Kristie can be heard proclaiming “I will live until I die, but I refuse to die while I yet live.” This zeal for life has become an inspiration for those struggling, living, and surviving from cancer. Her story could be your story, or even your family’s story. In fact, Kristie has a Mother, Aunt and Cousins who are Living Pink every day. Living Pink grew from her need to tell her story, encourage those Living Pink and the strength she received from her family.
Currently Kristie is a two-time cancer survivor who proclaims ‘Life’! Her ability to nurture and inspire others to tell their stories is what gives her the ability to lead this organization into a new era of education and support. Kristie understands first-hand that those diagnosed with cancer are not the only ones affected by cancer. She believes that a survivor is only as strong as those who are actively invested in their survival. Because of this, Living Pink works tirelessly to help support families as well as those diagnosed with cancer. She sees the importance of being a resource for those that are newly diagnosed. Kristie will always remind you to “Laugh Pink, Love Pink, Live Pink!”
PLEASE CONTACT US TO GET INVOLVED!
Medical Professional Volunteers – Living Pink seeks volunteers who are in the medical field (doctors, nurses, etc.) that can help volunteer during events. We are excited about the opportunity for medical professionals to be on site during events to help with awareness and advice.
Event Volunteers – Living Pink hosts a number of events throughout the year in which volunteers may be needed. Please complete the form to be added to our volunteer list
Survivors Mentoring Program – Living Pink seeks volunteers who are breast cancer survivors that are willing to help mentor those newly diagnosed. No experience is needed, and training will be provided.