Outraged to find out a local party company charged the family of a little girl battling cancer for a hospital visit with two princesses, 16-year-old Elizabeth Pino was inspired to create Princesses Against Cancer. Fueled by her passion to make a company to right this wrong, She began saving every penny she made to begin funding what at the time was just a dream and is now a national organization.
In 2016 Princesses Against Cancer became official when Pino and a few of her friends decided to go into a local hospital and surprise the 3-year-old little girl named Vanessa, whose family had been charged for princesses in the past at no cost!
Unfortunately, the little girl that inspired Pino so much passed away, but her memory and her legacy continue to live on through Princesses Against Cancer. Up until Vanessa's very last moments she spoke about the day she met her princess best friends.
Today, Princesses Against Cancer has grown to work with some of the most well-known nonprofits to help bring smiles to children battling various illnesses and it was nominated for small nonprofit of the year by Nonprofits First. The princesses visit nearly every hospital in Palm Beach County and work with organizations like St.Judes, American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, and many more.