In 2012, Donna Wadden, Miss Pink 2011, passed away after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was not only a ferocious advocate for breast cancer survivors, but an encouragement and inspiration to all who knew her. She was a spokesperson and ambassador for Miss Pink, and spent her year with us traveling all over New England sharing her story of hope.

The Donna Wadden Hope Scholarship was created in her memory and helps provides financial support to Miss Pink winners. By offsetting their costs of travel expenses, the Scholarship allows them to focus on sharing their stories and inspiring others--the part of Miss Pink that Donna loved most.