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Charles Schwab & Co.’s Chicago BAG IT® 2017

As the PWCF Board gears up for our 2018 programming, we wanted to share all of the good news about what we accomplished last year thanks to you, our dedicated supporters. We hope that you will continue your support this year.

Our most immediate needs include:

  • 2018 BAG IT® for the CAUSE Sponsors, Donors and Ambassadors to host an event
  • Corporate donors of BARB’S BAG® supplies:
    • personal blanket & pillow (treatment rooms are often VERY cold)
    • non-slip socks
    • lotion and lip balm
    • potpourri sachets & lavender
    • lemon and ginger drops (or similar soothing candies)
    • picture frames
    • puzzle books

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2017 in Review

LIFE in the CANCER LANE production with The Cobb Institute

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In August 2017, we partnered with the W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute to stage LIFE in the CANCER LANE, by Barbra Watson-Riley, during the National Medical Association’s annual convention in Philadelphia. We raised over $30,000 to produce the play and to support cancer research to eradicate disparities in the black community as well as cancer patient and advocate education and support.

 

Sponsored by:
Diamond ($5,000)
Temple University
Neubauer Family Foundation
Aileen and Brian Roberts
Platinum ($2,500)
Dr. Rodney and Mrs. Robyn Hood
Kenneth Scott, Beech Companies
The Helen I. Moorehead-Laurencin Foundation
Gold ($1,000)
Dr. and Mrs. Bernard C. Watson
Charisse Lillie, Esq.
Dr. Randall and Karen Morgan
Dr. Edith Peterson & Mr. Delmar Mitchell

Barb’s Bag 2017 BAG IT® for the CAUSE Events

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2017 BAG IT for the CAUSE-LA

For the third year, our National BAG IT® events were a great success thanks to our event Ambassadors, volunteers and healthcare partners. Volunteers assembled and delivered BARB’S BAG® of chemo & radiation care and comfort to four hundred breast cancer patients during events in four cities for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. We invite individuals, groups and organizations to participate this charitable fundraising opportunity.

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Many thanks to our 2017 Ambassadors (BAG IT® event hosts) and Healthcare Partners:

Los Angeles: Carla Waddles
White Memorial Hospital and Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital

NYC/Westchester: Lori Hall-Armstrong
Montefiore Cancer Center – BOLD Living Program

Chicago: Schwab-Karen Tinglin and AKA-Chi Omega, Hanneke L. Hall
Cancer Center of Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Advocate Trinity Hospital

Bay Area: Leslie Gray

 

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Other Initiatives to Support Our Programming

#GivingTuesday

  • In support of #GivingTuesday, Facebook partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to match up to $2 million in donations that are made on Facebook to eligible U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits. PWCF participated in this fundraising initiative and raised $770 in donated and matched funds.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day

  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) Day, organized by the TNBC Foundation, Inc., is an annual global awareness and grassroots fundraising campaign to help eradicate triple negative breast cancer. Our PWCF founder, Barbra Watson-Riley, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, a very aggressive form of breast cancer that is more likely to recur and more difficult to treat because there is no targeted treatment. It is also more likely to affect younger women and women of color. So, in addition to the work we do to support breast cancer patients and their caregivers through BARB’S BAG® and LIFE in the CANCER Lane productions, we also support organizations like TNBC Foundation, Inc., because of its tremendous commitment to support and fund breakthrough research to discover and develop promising new treatments for TNBC Patients.

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