Strength. Courage. Beautiful.

Raising awareness & funds for young women age 40 and under in Nebraska.

While uncommon, breast cancer does affect women under the age of 40 and there is little communication and educational material for these women. Breast cancer is dramatic for any woman, but younger women face a variety of different challenges.

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$10,000

Each year Pink Bandana gives financial gifts to young women and their families battling breast cancer.

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$4,000

Every year Pink Bandana helps a graduating high school student go to college by sponsoring a $4,000 college scholarship.

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Our Recipients

Christina LaGrone
25 January 2018

Christina La Grone, 39, lives with her husband, Darrin, and two kids, Adara (8) and Blythe (5), in Gretna, NE with roots going back to Texas where she grew up. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer and continues to go through chemotherapy. Christina is currently working as an occupational therapist for Millard Public …

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Melissa Green
25 January 2018

Melissa Green, 36, and her family, husband Ja’Thi, 6 year-old Jayla and 2 year-old Jaiden call Lincoln, NE home. Melissa was diagnosed in October 2016 initially with triple negative breast cancer, Stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma. Melissa is the director of childcare at the Trinity Luther School, but has been unable to work due to …

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