Summer comes every year and in some places, like Miami, Florida, it lasts all year. So it is not surprising that Pink Beach was born in Miami. Pink Beach came about because Dr. Judith Hurley, a medical oncologist who specializes in breast cancer, decided to do something about the perpetual problem faced by a breast cancer survivor: how to find a bathing suit that fits her unique needs and still looks great. It all started one day when Carmelle, after a grueling weekend of bathing suit shopping, said, “ you know I may not have breasts but I have a nice behind. Why can’t I find a suit that works for me?” That was the start of the journey that was taken by Dr Hurley, her patients and her friends with breast cancer to create beautiful and practical swimwear.
280,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. There are currently millions of breast cancer survivors alive in the United States. Breast cancer survivors can have chest asymmetry, scars on the chest, back and armpit, weight gain, lymphedema and weak abdominal muscles. These problems are hidden from view when she is fully clothed and can seem insurmountable when it is time to put on a bathing suit. In the past breast cancer survivors could wear ill fitting, unflattering bathing suits or abandon the beach altogether. We think that there is a third solution. The Pink Beach solution is to return to the beach, the lake or the pool in a comfortable and flattering suit designed specifically for the needs of a survivor.
Five of our six models are breast cancer survivors, and of the five, not all are reconstructed. There is only one natural intact breast left among them.
All of our bathing suits are made in the USA.