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Kushae is proud and excited to partner with our good friends at Painted Pink for the 3rd time to stand up against breast cancer. Breast cancer is dear to our hearts as our co-founder, Dr. Barb, almost died at 38 years old from breast cancer, so to celebrate her and all of our sisters who have been affected by breast cancer, we are donating a portion of your purchases to Painted Pink from the 15th of October to the 22nd. Thank you for supporting Kushae; we could not do this without you!
About Painted Pink
Painted Pink, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit dedicated to educating and empowering millennials to take charge of their breast health.
We support millennials with access to mentors, resources, and medical professionals who understand the intersection of breast health and the realities of breast cancer for this generation. We are proponents of the purposely pink lifestyle – knowing your genetic history and being proactive about fitness, nutrition, and clean beauty practices.
Painted Pink is dedicated to educating every millennial on breast health.
Our pillars provide a unique opportunity to educate millennials about the benefits of breast health and self-breast exams, nutrition, regular physical activity, clean beauty, and healthy lifestyle choices.
We provide programs and events to show young adults how to live a preventative life. Since its inception in 2014, Painted Pink has raised over $80K to create care kits and resources for newly diagnosed young breast cancer warriors at local hospitals, Piedmont Hospital and Grady Health.
- Educate: Equipping millennials with essential knowledge and education on optimal breast health, medical advocacy, and prevention.
- Support: Supporting millennials with access to mentors, resources, and medical professionals who understand the intersection of breast health and culture.
- Empower: Inspiring and empowering black millennials to take charge of their breast health in the most effective way.
- Survive: Providing a sisterhood of survivors and thrivers, which is also a designation for resources to outlive and survive our trials.
About The Founder, Her Story
I am Painted Pink for the fundamental gap between young women and breast health education. In 2011, I found two painful lumps in my breasts, and as a result, I had two lumpectomies. Though my diagnosis returned negative for cancer, the feeling of helplessness never left. During my experience, I noticed a severe lack of resources available for young adults to advocate for themselves. Being planted in the reality of women’s health and the disparities, I developed a passion for creating a platform that helped young women advocate for their health.
What motivates me to serve is that black women have a higher mortality rate for breast cancer and much lower preventive measures for early detection. If my experience with breast cancer inspired me to create an NGO that advocates for women’s health, then the statistics and breast cancer data for Georgians fanned the flames. The more I researched, the more women I met who shared their diagnosis stories. Women in their twenties and thirties with no family history of breast cancer and who did not meet the standard criteria for breast cancer risk were more commonplace than I anticipated.
What I bring to the Pink Table is…a safe space for support and knowledge sharing and reinforcing the importance of breast health education for young women. Painted Pink gives voice to an underserved group of young breast cancer survivors who need resources from healthcare professionals and education on consciously making better lifestyle choices for their health in beauty, food, and exercise.
Ways to Support Beyond the Collaboration
- Donate to our 501c3 initiatives- 100% of proceeds go to educating and supporting millennials in the face of breast health through monetary support to survivors, care kit creation for women in treatment ($75) makes one, and they’re filled with treatment time essentials and self-care items. Our education event is to empower millennials to reduce their risk.
- Follow us on social media @paintedpink4bc on IG and Painted Pink for Breast Cancer on Facebook to educate yourself on reducing your breast cancer risk and getting involved. This involves sharing our content and posting yourself being “painted pink” in October to get the awareness conversion started.
- Attending our 10th Annual Bruncheon on 10/22 or one of our other events or volunteer events in Atlanta.