What is Barb’s Bag™?



Barb’s Bag™ of Care & Comfort is a large tote bag full of thoughtful items chemotherapy patients rely on to thrive during their treatments. Think of it as a chemo survival kit for self care!

What’s the origin of Barb’s Bag™?

Our founder, Barbra Watson-Riley, received a “chemo bag” early in her “life in the cancer lane” from a dear friend, and Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc., former board member and BAG IT® for the Cause Ambassador, Lori Hall-Armstrong. Barbra blogged about how much she treasured that bag. It contained everything from an essential document organizer, to sickness bags, aromatherapy, ginger candies, lotion, blanket, socks and much more. It inspired Barbra to develop a program to source and distribute care bags to women breast cancer survivors in need.

What types of helpful information is in Barb’s Bag™ ?

The bag is filled with a range of must-have products to help survivors manage the effects of going through chemotherapy.  Notably, recipients can access special “Real Talk” information about what to expect during treatment, and also get exclusive access to stream Life in the Cancer Lane (Barbra’s play, with Hollywood star of stage and screen Valarie Pettiford) in the United States.

What items are included in Barb’s Bag™?

promobag_topviewThe bag is filled with wearable and personal care items, gadgets and accessories, including:

  • blanket & pillow
  • non-slip socks
  • lotion, lip balm
  • potpourri sachet
  • lemon and ginger drops
  • journal, picture frame
  • informational pamphlets
  • sponsor-donated items (as available)
  • BONUS: unique code to streaming access for a limited time of Life in the Cancer Lane, by Barbra Watson-Riley

What is the Bag It for the Cause™ Day of Service?

The Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc.’s Bag It™ for the Cause Days of Service are a part of PWCF’s annual service initiative to assemble and later distribute free chemotherapy support care bags to cancer treatment infusion centers for female patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Bag It™ for the Cause events occur between late September and early November. More information.

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Meals … prescription support … cleaning, childcare & counseling services … transportation, lodging and MORE!


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