Pinkball started in 2008 by Boca Raton Regional Hospital employee, Michelle Stallone, who wanted to make a difference in the lives of women who were due for testing, but finding far too many were foregoing their care because they simply could not afford the expense. She started Pinkball as an organization founded by "baseball moms" who were moved to create a fund for women in the community who are uninsured or under insured, and who may not qualify for other types of grants/funds.
This fund helps women throughout South Florida receive mammograms, breast ultrasounds, breast MRI’s, and breast biopsies. Since the inception of Pinkball, the event has grown and has raised nearly $800,000 over the past 11 years, all of which has been used to serve over 650 women in need. Even more impressive are the 36 women that were diagnosed with breast cancer through Pink Ball resources who are all now living healthy lives.
To make an appointment at the Lynn Women’s Institute and for financial assistance, please call 561-955-4700 or 561-955-4294. For more information and find out how to donate to this cause, go to bocapinkball.com.