Ashley Herron Shultz and Nick Shultz ’09: Nonprofit Founders
Ashley and Nick Shultz, already busy with demanding marketing and financial advising 9-to-5s and Ashley’s Harvard M.B.A. program, have also turned their energies to supporting the fight against breast cancer. Ashley founded the Miss Pink Pageant, in which the entrants are women who are fighting or who have survived breast cancer; Nick is deeply involved too. The pageant hit its fifth anniversary this year and has become an iconic event in New England. “It is a struggle for women, in general, to feel beautiful,” Ashley says. “Never mind undergoing breast cancer. It is important to raise awareness and help women understand what true beauty is, especially in the eyes of God.” The 501(c)3 nonprofit also sponsors fitness events and community education, provides financial help to families, and partners with medical organizations making strides in finding a cure.