Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven receives grant from Pink Aid

Pink Aid, a Westport, CT, based public charity founded in 2010, recently granted over $50,000 to Yale New Haven Hospital to assist underserved breast cancer patients at Smilow Cancer Hospital. The support was directed to The Boutique Fund at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Oncology Social Work. Through this support patients can obtain help with wig, prosthetic and lymphedema sleeve purchases, as well as head coverings, specialty camisoles and nutritional products. The generous grant also includes provision for Stop & Shop cards to help patients with financial challenges.

Pink Aid’s mission is to help local, underserved women survive breast cancer treatment with support and dignity, to provide screening to women in financial need, and to empower breast cancer survivors to heal by helping and inspiring others. At Smilow Cancer Hospital Pink Aid funding allows patients with complex needs to go through the course of their treatment with a sense of normalcy that contributes to their whole health and sense of wellbeing.

As Yale New Haven Health continues to grow, the services provided by Smilow Cancer Hospital are in greater demand as more patients walk through the doors seeking exceptional treatment. The 5-year partnership between the Hospital and Pink Aid is a vital link between patients needing additional assistance and Yale New Haven’s mission of state-of-the art care and service to our patients and families. We are very grateful to Pink Aid for their support of our mission.