Pink Pearl was conceived by ovarian cancer survivor Elise Gasbarrino. While undergoing cancer treatment in her early twenties, Elise felt certain elements were missing from her experience—a way to connect with women her age facing the same issues, and a means for them to conquer their issues together. Her vision transformed into Pink Pearl, a charitable organization made up of a small team, focused on bringing together young women affected by cancer through a network of peer support and innovative programs. The organization has successfully raised over $600,000 to date through reputable fundraising events initiatives, such as the Black & White with a Touch of Pink. Funds raised provide effective and fully-funded programming for self-identifying young women, between the ages of 18 and 40, battling cancer of any type. Continual programming for participants currently include virtual wellness retreats, learning series, local socials, one-on-one counselling sessions, support packages distributed in hospitals and cancer centres, and post-secondary scholarships.