Paint Gwinnett Pink was born out of the hearts of two passionate women—Bobbie Menneg, breast cancer survivor and Northside Hospital Gwinnett's women’s support group facilitator, and Jennifer Griffin, Northside Hospital Gwinnett's oncology community outreach navigator. Both women work closely with cancer patients, and began to realize patients were not only battling breast cancer, but also many other worries associated with a cancer diagnosis. The two ladies agreed the Gwinnett community could help make a difference, and the Paint Gwinnett Pink 5K Walk/Run was born!
The proceeds from Paint Gwinnett Pink provide the following:
- Funding the latest diagnostic technology for breast cancer.
- Providing access to mammograms.
- Transportation and other assistance needed for cancer treatments.
In 2016, in partnership with Paint Gwinnett Pink participants, sponsors, and committee members, we held the inaugural event—exceeding participant and fundraising goals! This success is attributed to the fact that funds from this event remain in our own community to assist individuals in need, who are facing a breast cancer diagnosis.