Pink Warrior Because when someone you love has cancer, you fight cancer too! ™

The Pink Warrior Foundation was founded in 2009 to formalize the Pink Warrior movement in the fight against cancer. Ten years later, in 2019 we decided to close the foundation after exceeding our goals for the mission. We would like to thank all the generous and committed supporters who have contributers who have given their time, efforts and monitary gifts. You have made a big difference in the fight against cancer.

Pink Warrior Story

The Pink Warrior Foundation is on a mission to fight cancer. Together with Pink Warrior, you can be a part of the difference in the quest to find a cure for cancer. 

Pink Warrior was recognized for breast cancer fundraising. But that was not all it did. Seeing the Foundation's success in raising funds for breast cancer research over the years, cancer survivors and caregivers had urged the foundation to take on all cancer.  

So, Pink Warrior did exactly that: they fundraised for cancer research and awareness of all types of cancer.

Who is Pink Warrior?

Pink Warrior was founded by Kelly Gatzke in love and support of his wife Fiona, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005.  

Fiona had been designing and making pink ribbon jewelry to keep her hands moving after her nerves were damaged during chemotherapy. The couple gave them as thank you gifts to family and friends who had supported them during Fiona's cancer journey.  

Strangers were literally buying these bracelets off of the wrists of friends and family who had received the jewelry, so Kelly suggested they sell enough to raise $1000 for the October 2006 C95 Radio Marathon for Breast Cancer Research in Saskatoon.  

By the time of the marathon, the couple had more than doubled their goal. Fiona and friends produced 500 handmade breast cancer bracelets and donated just over $2500 and Pink Warrior was born.

Pink Warrior also carries a retail line at the Pink Warrior Market where we sell cancer merchandise with 100% of the proceeds used for cancer research and cancer awareness. 

Donating to Pink Warrior means that you know that your money funds cancer research and awareness.

​​Fighting Cancer and Surpassing Goals One Pink Warrior at a Time 

As of Pink Warrior's 10-year anniversary, sales, events and donations have grossed more than $550,000 for cancer research and awareness. Pink Warrior conquered and exceeded its modest original goal of raising $1000 for the marathon, back in 2006, thanks to the many individuals and corporations who donate to cancer research each year. 

You could find Pink Warrior founders and volunteers in malls, in hospitals, and at entertaining fundraisers such as steak dinners, cabarets, auctions, golf tournaments, hockey games, baseball tournaments, book signings or anywhere people were willing to give of themselves and fight cancer.

Pink Warrior® is a registered trademark by Mr. Kelly Gatzke at or Unauthorized use of any trademarked, copyrighted or intellectual property, in whole or in part, without the express written consent of the owner Kelly Gatzke is strictly prohibited. 

Trademarks, copyrights and slogans including but not limited to; Pink Warrior word-mark, Pink Warrior logo, Pink Warrior dragon design logo, Pink Warrior Foundation for Cancer Research, Pink Warrior Fights Cancer, Be a Part of the Difference, Change Cancer, Fight Like a Dragn, When someone you love has cancer - you fight cancer too, Sea of Pink, Cooking Up a Cure, Pink Warrior & Friends.