The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation is a founding partner and continues to be a leading supporter of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care through its Pink Pony Fund.
The Foundation supports philanthropic programs including, but not limited to, education, health care in medically underserved communities, the arts and community-based initiatives.
The Pink Pony Fund, initially established with a focus on breast cancer, is a worldwide philanthropic effort supporting programs for cancer screening, early diagnosis, education, treatment, research and patient navigation. Its mission is to reduce disparities in cancer care in medically underserved communities and ensure that treatment is available at an earlier, more curable stage.
In addition to the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care, Pink Pony Fund beneficiaries in the United States have also included Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Women’s Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai and the Nina Hyde Center.
Internationally, Pink Pony has supported Fondazione Umberto Veronesi in Italy, Breast Cancer in the UK, Association pour la Vie Espoir contre le Cancer (A.V.E.C.) and the American Hospital of Paris in France, National Breast Cancer Centre of Australia, New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation, FundAyuda in Panama, Fundacion Arturo Lopez Perez in Chile, FUCA-Foundacion Cancer in Argentina, the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, Susan G. Komen of Germany, the Japan Cancer Society and the Ligue Genevoise contre le cancer in Geneva.