The History of The Pink Pamper
These fairs continued annually for five years and the money raised from them supported the UPMC Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund which provided money and resources to cancer patients for things that were not typically covered by health insurance, like prescription copays, deductibles, groceries, gas, and prosthetic wigs.
As the participation from sponsors, vendors, and attendees grew, so did the scale of the events. In May 2017, the inaugural Bubble Ball event was held at The Carnegie Science Center. This event was to raise money for the recently created HaLo Fund, which benefits women who are dealing with hair loss resulting from their cancer treatment and provides them with a $350 voucher toward the purchase of a beautiful, natural-looking wig. The event included copious amounts of food, shopping, dancing, and fun activities for girls of all ages. The 2018 Bubble Ball moved to the Circuit Center and Ballroom in the South Side of Pittsburgh and featured the first “Woman of Courage Award” which was presented to former WTAE-TV News Anchor Kelly Frey, recognizing her as a cancer survivor and advocate.
Everyone involved with The Pink Pamper feels strongly that God puts certain people in our lives for a particular reason. It may last for only a moment, for a season, or perhaps a lifetime. No matter the reason that person was put there or for how long, everyone at The Pink Pamper is very grateful for every single one of them. We want all of our friends, volunteers, sponsors, and vendors to know how much we appreciate all of their time, treasure, and talent that they have given.