One-on-One Peer Support
Bright Pink’s PinkPal® program matches young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer with fellow High-Risk individuals.
What is a PinkPal?
For women who are at high risk, it can be helpful to form a network of peers to talk through tough decisions and support each other along the way.
Bright Pink’s PinkPal matches women ages 18-45 years old who are at increased or high risk of breast and ovarian cancer with another increased or high-risk woman who has had similar experiences. Our program is a unique resource for women looking for personalized mentoring as they assess their personal risk and develop strategies to prevent breast and ovarian cancer, or detect them early.
“I just connected with my PinkPal today via e-mail and I can already tell it's going to be a huge support! Thank you Bright Pink!!!”
How Do I Participate in PinkPal?
Whether you’re interested in talking to other high-risk women or offering your own support, we ask that you fill out our application below. For additional questions or more information, email PinkPal administrator Liz Perri at [email protected].
As a PinkPal support seeker, you will receive guidance and support from another high-risk woman. In order to participate in the program we ask that you complete the PinkPal application below.
After we review your questionnaire, our PinkPal administrator, a licensed clinical psychologist, will schedule a brief screening call to confirm your preferences and also ask you to sign a legal waiver acknowledging that PinkPals are not medical or mental health professionals. Once these steps are complete your match will be made and you and your PinkPal will decide to communicate by phone, email, or meet in person if location allows – whatever works best for both of you.
As a PinkPal mentor, you will provide guidance and support to other high-risk women by sharing your personal experiences with your mentee and listening to her feelings and concerns about being high risk. In order to become a mentor, we also ask that you complete the PinkPal application below.
To best meet the needs of participants, we ask that PinkPal mentors:
- Are at increased or high risk for breast and ovarian cancer and have undergone genetic testing with positive, negative, or inconclusive results
- Are at least six months post genetic testing
- Are at least six months post cancer treatment (if a cancer survivor)
- Have developed and implemented a proactive strategy for your breast and ovarian health in conjunction with a trusted medical professional
Join the PinkPal Program Today!
We ask that all interested parties fill out our PinkPal application. While all personal medical information is voluntary, the more you provide, the more specific your match. Once your application has been evaluated, you will be scheduled for a brief phone interview.