We provide Temporary Monetary Assistance to Local California Women experiencing Financial Distress as a result of a Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Dear Purse Bingo Attendees and Special Guests,

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a major toll on people in the United States and around the world and now in our own community. The continued uncertainty has or will affect all of our daily lives. For Shades of Pink Foundation California, it has affected our ability to host Purse Bingo and raise funds for our organization.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church has cancelled all of their own events for several months. The church did not ask or require SOPFCA to cancel or postpone Purse Bingo, but we feel it is the most respectful and conscientious thing to do at this time.

At this time, we are postponing Purse Bingo. Our hope is that we can reschedule in the near future; however, we cannot offer a specific date at this time. Our donors and sponsors have generously agreed to have their funds/donations held in a separate account until we are rescheduled. We would like to offer you – our registered guests – two options: We can hold your registration funds, which will guarantee your spot at the Bingo table in the future OR we will refund your registration fee if you desire. If you would like a refund, please e-mail Vembra Holnagel at vholnagel@gmail.com. Once she receives your request, she will promptly process your refund.

We thank you for your understanding and continued support of Shades of Pink Foundation California!

Kristine Quart, PharmD
President, Shades of Pink Foundation California

California Breast Cancer Patient Assistance

Many women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have extra financial burdens placed on them during treatment and recovery.  Our grants typically pay for basic living expenses such as housing, transportation, food, and other essentials of daily living.

We are a local non-profit charity located in San Diego County helping women with breast cancer who reside and are undergoing treatment in the Southern California area.


Shades of Pink Foundation Ca. (SOPFCA) grant applicants must be referred from an appropriate healthcare provider. Please do not contact us directly.  If you are interested in our program, you should contact the health care professional where you are receiving care to assist you with filling out an application. If they have not worked with SOPFCA before, have your health care professional contact us so we can provide more information about our application process.

Ways You Can Change A Life

  • Check: Make payable to Shades of Pink California

Mail to: Shades of Pink California
1084 N. El Camino Real, Suite B345
Encinitas, CA 92024

( By sending a check you help us avoid costly credit card processing fees and put more of your gift in the hands of the women we serve)

  • Credit Card: click the GIVE button at the top of the page and select either a one-time donation or a recurring monthly gift. ($25 minimum donation)