Rethinking lung cancer, one pearl at a time.
The Pearl Project was founded to end the negative stigma of lung cancer with a simple concept – think pearls for lung cancer awareness! We believe lung cancer deserves compassion, recognition, and higher survival rates.
Our social mission is vitally important to the Pearl Project’s success, and sales from all products support lung cancer focused non-profits to fund research, awareness and education. We are creating an awareness movement toward a world where no one is blamed for having cancer. The statistics are widely misunderstood and as the leading cancer killer in both men and women, lung cancer can affect anyone.
Founder Kristina Corrales Raso designed the original pendant for The Pearl Project in memory of her mother to offer a recognizable symbol for lung cancer awareness. Wear it with pride to encourage the world rethink lung cancer.
Why pearls? Lung cancer has many colors. One is clear because it's an invisible disease. Another color is pearl. Pears represent wisdom and strength. Traditionally worn across the chest, they are an iconic symbol to support a disease that deserves a voice in the cancer community.