PILLARS

EDUCATE | SUPPORT | EMPOWER | SURVIVE

  • We provide programs and events to show young adults how to live a preventative life. Since inception in 2014, Painted Pink has raised over $22K for local breast cancer warriors at Piedmont Hospital. 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
    Ann-Marie Appiah was raised in Florida and received her Bachelor’s in Interpersonal Communication and Marketing from the University of Central Florida. While in college, Ann-Marie was extremely active with Volunteer U.C.F. where she founded outreach programs for first generation college students, President’s Leadership Council where she served as an ambassador to the university and the Orlando community, and she is a member of the illustrious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is the C.E.O. And Founder of Painted Pink. 2012, She had her first lumpectomy to remove painful lumps from her breast. It was the same year her aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had my second lumpectomy 2015. She immediately became aware of the importance of researching family medical history, understanding her body, making healthy lifestyle changes, and never underestimating the power of support. For four years, she has advocated for breast cancer awareness and after three breast cancer charity luncheons and over $22K raised, she realized this movement could only go so far with just herself. 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 her heart to help her expand Painted Pink, serving more communities. Walk with them on this purpose! Educate. Empower. Support. Survive. Be aware of family history. Be proactive on your healthy lifestyle. Do not fear the unknown. Contact: amaappiah@paintedpink.org
  • Amaris Appiah, Board Member
    Amaris Appiah grew up in Tallahassee, Florida. She attended New York University and received her BS in Media, Culture, and Communications and a minor in French. While in college, she interned in television, PR, and at publications, and spent her third year studying abroad in Paris. Her interest in digital media drew her to pursuing a career in New York. Currently she works at media planning agency in the New York. In her spare time, she designs chokers and blogs. Amaris’s desire to be a part of the Painted Pink was ignited by her aunt’s breast cancer journey and her sister and Painted Pink founder, Ann Marie’s, passion for the cause was contagious. The aim of the board’s youngest member is to empower young survivors with a platform to share their journeys and to spread awareness to millennials through digital content and wellness and social events. While there are many causes for breast cancer, Amaris believes that Painted Pink has major potential to impact as well because it speaks to the millennial generation. Her ambition is to continue to inspire position action by coordinating the nonprofit’s social media content and sponsorship and influencer outreach. Contact: asappiah@paintedpink.org
  • Gloria Mason, Board Member
    Gloria Mason is a military angel (because who likes a brat? from Portsmouth, Virginia. Throughout her childhood, she lived in several states. However, she found a second home while attending Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University as a 5 year MBA candidate. While in college, Gloria had the esteemed pleasure of being the Event Chair for Relay for Life and a 2009 Spring Initiate of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Serving in these organizations solidified Gloria’s desire to continue to serve millennials as it relates to breast cancer awareness. Upon graduation, she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where she completed Teach for America program as an elementary school teacher. She currently works in Healthcare Operations. Gloria is Painted Pink for her two grandmothers who lost their battle, and her aunt and grandmother who are kicking cancer’s butt daily. Contact: gmason@paintedpink.org
  • 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 women who will be diagnosed in their lifetime and the hundreds of thousands of men and woman who affected by Breast Cancer. Contact: mpierrette@paintedpink.org
  • Tayler J. James, Board Member
    Tayler J. James is a Midwesterner from the Twin Cities of Minnesota, by way of Kalamazoo, Michigan. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, working for The Weather Channel as a Sr. Analyst, Strategic Insights. Tayler joined the Painted Pink movement to promote dialog on early detection, preventative measures as well as to celebrate the lives of survivors within the community. Painted Pink has afforded her the amazing opportunity to explore new avenues while incorporating her unique gifts. She is also an active member of The Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association, ColorComm and a board member for The Flourish Foundation. Tayler holds a B.S. in Journalism & Graphic Communication from Florida A&M University and a M.S. in Marketing & Strategic Communication Management from Purdue University. Contact: tjames@paintedpink.org
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