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Our Story

Our Story

The Story of The Pink Ribbon Fund - Why We Do, What We Do 
 

“Help, Hope, & Healing in the Pine Belt” is the motto of the Pink Ribbon Fund.   This motto still reflects the three goals of the  Organization –  as it did in 2003 when the Pink Ribbon Fund became a reality 

 

Throughout the past seventeen years the Pink Ribbon Fund has developed into a charity/business that helps women (and men) who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.   

The heart of the Organization goes back to the hearts of several women who decided to do something to help those diagnosed with breast cancer.    This was because of the loss of friends and relatives due to this devastating diagnosis.  There were many hurdles in the early days of the development of the Pink Ribbon Fund, but the determination and drive of these women could not be stopped once they decided to do this.    Thus, The Pink Ribbon Fund was introduced to the Pine Belt.

The Pink Ribbon Fund continues to proudly assist applicants by paying hospital and doctor bills, lab and radiology bills, pharmacy bills, insurance deductibles, diagnostic mammograms, breast prostheses and/or bras, wigs, hats, scarves, transportation assistance, physical therapy and mentoring, if requested.

The Grant Committee meets twice a month to review requests for assistance and the approvals are sent to the Finance Department of Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Init., Inc.  for payment to the various providers.    The applicants must live in one of the seventeen (17) counties or receive  services in one of those counties to receive assistance.  A  strong process is in place to make sure the funds raised and/ or donated to The Pink Ribbon Fund are used as promised to the many businesses and individuals who contribute and support the Pink Ribbon Fund.

Love comes from each of these volunteers hearts as they identify with  the motto of The Pink Ribbon Fund “Help, Hope & Healing in the Pine Belt”.    That is why we do what we do!  Most of the volunteers  also know someone who has been affected by breast cancer and understand the devastation of this dreadful diagnosis on the individual and their families.

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Our Story

 
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In order to receive assistance, you must live in or receive treatment in one of the following counties:

  • Covington

  • Forrest

  • George

  • Greene

  • Jasper

  • Jones

  • Jeff Davis

  • Lamar

  • Lawrence

  • Marion

  • Pearl River

  • Perry

  • Simpson

  • Smith

  • Stone 

  • Walthall

  • Wayne

Our Mission

We provide compassionate financial assistance to Pine Belt residents for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, as well as quality of life issues related to the illness.

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Our Promise

We get everything we need donated or sponsored, so we can guarantee every donor that 100% of each contribution will help the patients we serve.

To this day, we have kept this promise, and our donors and contributors can trust that we always will.

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