Molly MacDonald is founder and CEO of The Pink Fund, a non-profit providing 90 days of non-medical financial aid to cover basic costs of living expenses, such as health insurance, housing, transportation, and utilities for patients with breast cancer in treatment. Since 2006, The Pink Fund has made $2.7 million in payments on behalf of 1939 survivors. MacDonald herself was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005; while the disease was unlikely to take her life, it did take her livelihood. MacDonald is recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as a Health Hero and is a member of the Advisory Board Member for the University of Michigan’s Center for Value-Based Insurance Design.
June 21, 2018
TAILORx is very good news for an estimated 60,000 women a year, who in years past would have received chemotherapy, possibly risking long-term physical and mental side effects, in addition to experiencing what is now an additional and recognized side effect of cancer treatment: financial toxicity.