Women Stories + Perspectives
Meet our inspiring women. Read their stories. Feel their strength, their courage, their perseverance, and their beauty. Be enlightened. Learn how our programs have changed the lives of young women facing cancer.
“I was inspired by all other their stories and felt a new-found pride in telling my own. I was a survivor too, after all! We talked about everything that weekend and nothing was taboo or off the table. We cried. We laughed. We shared. It was so comforting to be surrounded by so many women like me.”
“The icing on the cake is forming lifelong friendships with others who know exactly what you’re going through.”
“Watching my children learn & grow everyday inspires me to be the best mother I can be, to remain strong & healthy for them.”
“Pink Pearl has impacted my life more than I think they could ever know. The retreat was also an opportunity to connect with other women going through the same thing who “just get it”.
“The hardest thing about my future would be letting go of the life I had planned and accepting the one that is present and easiest thing about my future is I will be living my best life and looking for rainbows, even in the storms.”
“The fall retreat was my first time away from my son and it brought me a source of connection, inspiration, and of course, a few tears.”
“Pink Pearl allows us to meet others who have made their journey and can share and understand our emotions.”
“It was such a great feeling to open up and chat with other young women—people who just ‘get it’. I created friendships that I know will last longer than my cancer journey.
“I left that weekend feeling supported and fortunate to be a part of such a strong group of women. It is really special to be surrounded by people who just get it without having to explain anything.”
“Pink Pearl definitely made an impact in my life and my healing journey. Not only did they have informative speakers but I met so many amazing people who were like me”
“The community that Pink Pearl has created has changed my life for the better. Women who understand my pain, and lift me up, who are always willing to encourage me when I am down”
“Everyday I’m trying to put my puzzle together. Some parts still don’t quite fit, and some of the pieces are damaged and scarred, but the continued support through Pink Pearl has given me the strength to continue and an outlet to heal through helping others.”
“Although we share different cancers, we are still connected by one thing—our strength to fight.”
“As a woman in my 30s with children, I didn’t really have anyone to connect with who could understand how I felt.”
“I met amazing women. I was in a room full of women who understood. Many of these women are now my very close friends.”
“It’s refreshing to share personal stories with others who can relate and understand in a way that family and friend’s can’t.”
“Overcoming the challenge of being diagnosed with cancer has made me a stonger person who appreciates life.”
“At my first retreat I instantly felt loved and supported by all of the amazing women involved with Pink Pearl.”
“Pink Pearl is an inspiring organization that I’m so thankful to have connected with! It was such a gift to share experiences and forge friendships with fellow young women battling cancer.”
“Pink Pearl is a beautiful example of a part of life I only get to experience because I am a cancer survivor.”
“Through Pink Pearl, I have met others with similar experiences and now I don’t feel so isolated.”