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Tresse Roby

Tresse Roby / Detroit 10.4.19

 The Pink Fund is a cause that is very near to my heart. This organization tackles one of the main issues effecting those diagnosed with breast cancer that is often overlooked-financial toxicity. I hope to raise as much money as I possibly can for The Pink Fund!
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About Tresse Roby

I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2014, a couple weeks after my 32nd birthday. After an aggressive treatment plan of chemo, surgery and radiation, I am grateful to be celebrating 5 years- and participating in DWTS is the perfect way to celebrate this anniversary! 
I sell vintage clothing, accessories and other treasures online under the name Crinoline Kitten through etsy and Instagram. I love to bring new life to old items and share them with others- it's a job and a passion! I have also been an artist my entire life, working with a variety of materials but always creating something. I am also involved with cat rescue, and live in Huntington Woods with my 7 cats and loving husband, Chris. When I am not selling vintage, making art, or rescuing kitties I am probably watching Bravo. 
Since my diagnosis, I have become active in the Breast Cancer community. I am on the board of the Michigan Breast Cancer Coalition, and with MIBCC have traveled 3 times to Washington DC to advocate for Breast Cancer research and healthcare (pictured above with Senator Debbie Stabenow). Education has become an important part of my breast cancer advocacy as well, since my personal story went against everything I thought I understood about this disease. It is important to me that people understand that: 
-there many different types of breast cancer
- it is entirely possible to have it at a young age (I was 31 when my lump first appeared) 
-only 5-10% of breast cancer is hereditary 
-there has not been any breakthroughs in the treatment of triple negative breast cancer
-20-30% of people diagnosed with breast cancer will also be diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer 
-more than 40,000 people die from metastatic breast in the United States annually. 
With that said, there is a lot we can do right now to help those dealing with this horrible situation, and that is why I am participating in Dancing With The Survivors 2019, and I hope you will join me in supporting The Pink Fund by making a generous donation ♥ 
Dancing With The Survivors 
Dancing With The Survivors 2019 will be a night of cocktails, dinner, and dancing to celebrate a nationwide community of breast cancer survivors dancing to make a difference in the lives of breast cancer patients in treatment.  This event will feature local breast cancer survivors paired with professional dancers from various dance studios across the country, performing ballroom style dances, while raising money for The Pink Fund’s mission.  

About The Pink Fund 
The Pink Fund provides up to 90 days of non-medical assistance to breast cancer patients in active treatment. With our "money raised here, stays here” policy, funds raised at Dancing With The Survivors, Detroit will be restricted to and distributed in Michigan. Individuals who wish to write checks should send them to our attention at The Pink Fund, PO Box 603, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303.  Please note DWTS in the memo line and include Tresse's name.

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