EDUCATE | SUPPORT | EMPOWER | SURVIVE
- Painted Pink is a non-profit organization that raises awareness about breast cancer, the importance of taking preventative measures, and funds for local cancer patients at Emory Winship Cancer Institute. Our pillars focus on providing a unique opportunity to educate millennials about the benefits of organic products, nutrition, regular physical activity, breast health and healthy lifestyle choices.
Board of Directors
Ann-Marie Appiah, Founder
I am the C.E.O. And Founder of Painted Pink. 2012, I had my first lumpectomy to remove painful lumps from my breast. It was the same year my aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had my second lumpectomy 2015. I immediately became aware of the importance of researching family medical history, understanding my body, making healthy lifestyle changes, and never underestimating the power of support. For four years, I’ve advocated for breast cancer awareness and after two breast cancer charity luncheons and 10k raised, I realized this movement could only go so far with just me. The two main focuses are to raise money for families with patients undergoing chemotherapy who do not have insurance and to support women during breast cancer rehab. God placed four extraordinary women on my heart to help me expand Painted Pink, serving more communities. Walk with us on this purpose! Educate. Empower. Support. Survive. Being aware of family history. Being proactive on your health lifestyle. Not living in fear of the unknown.
Amaris Appiah, Board Member
I am #paintedpink. I love being on the Board for Painted Pink for Breast Cancer, a nonprofit campaign! I was motivated to join because my aunt is a survivor and my sister’s passion for this cause that she started was contagious. @paintedpink4bc empowers young survivors with a platform to share their journeys and spreads awareness to millennials through wellness and social events. There are many causes for Breast Cancer and Painted Pink has major potential to impact as well because it speaks to our generation. I’m excited to see how we can inspire positive action.
Gloria Mason, Board Member
It’s something really amazing about when passion meets purpose! It’s been a complete pleasure to work with these ladies to continue the work to inform millennials on breast cancer and to raise money for those fighting every day. I’m #paintedpink because my grandmother passed from Breast Cancer and my aunt is still battling cancer.
Manica Pierrette, Board Member
Manica Pierrette is a native of Miami, Florida and resided in Orlando for 7 years. She received her BS and MA from the University of Central Florida. She currently works at the University of West Georgia as the Coordinator of Events managing over 1500 events and student staff. Manica has been consistently involved with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. since 2010 where she served on the National Executive Board and Regional Leadership Team. Aside from that, she has served her community through outreach back-to-school events, raising funds and awareness for physical and mental health and volunteering with the youth. Manica became involved with Painted Pink through her sorority sister, Ann-Marie Appiah, CEO. Manica is PAINTED PINK for the 1 in 8 woman who will be diagnosed in their lifetime and the hundreds of thousands of men and woman who affected by Breast Cancer.
Tayler James, Board Member
Approx. two African American women in Atlanta are diagnosed with breast cancer every day. I joined Painted Pink to create dialog on early detection, preventative measures and celebrating the lives of our survivors within our community and everywhere.