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Last day for advance ticket discount to see LIFE in the CANCER LANE!

30 Jul

*LAST DAY FOR ADVANCE TICKETS*

See volunteer Chimene at Exhibition Hall Booth

Take advantage of the discounted $60 price and buy your  LIFE in the CANCER LANE tickets online TODAY or at one of our booths at the National Medical Association Convention (PA Convention Center).

“Day of tickets” are $75, if available.

Our NMA Convention booths are located directly across from Exhibition Hall (second floor) and outside of Nutter Theatre (Room 114, lower level) during today’s Cobb Institute Cancer Symposium (2:00-5:00 PM). Credit/Debit cards, checks and cash accepted.

This benefit production, presented by Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc. (501(c)(3)) and The Cobb/NMA Health Institute (501(c)(3)), supports cancer patients and caregivers in under-served communities, Barb’s Bag® of treatment care & comfort, and research initiatives to identify and eradicate cancer treatment disparities in the African-American community.

Join us for a wonderful evening to support a wonderful cause.

Laugh, cry and CHEER!

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by Barbra Watson-Riley

Directed by WURD AM Radio Host Stephanie Renee

July 31, 2017 at 8:00 PM

private reception with V. Shayne Frederick & Friends to follow

Nutter Theatre, PA Convention Center

1101 Arch Street, Lower Level
Philadelphia, PA
$60 in advance, $75 at the door (if available)

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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

MEDIA ALERT: PWCF Board Chair Tonya Evans on WURD AM with Stephanie Renee McNeal 7/28 at 11 AM

27 Jul

TUNE IN THURSDAY, JULY 27th at 11 AM!

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Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc., Board Chair Professor Tonya M. Evans joins WURD AM host Stephanie Renee McNeal on “The Mojo” to discuss the upcoming benefit performance of LIFE in the CANCER LANE, by a stage play written by PWCF founder and Philadelphia native Barbra Watson-Riley. The play will be staged during the 115th National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly  held at the Philadelphia Convention Center (7/29-8/2). Watson-Riley is the late daughter of Philadelphia notables Dr. Bernard Watson, Sr. and Mrs. Lois Watson.

With honesty, heart and humor, LIFE in the CANCER LANE is told from the real-life accounts of survivors and their caregivers, examining life after diagnosis and what happens when these women are thrown head first into the Cancer Lane. Whether it’s the chemo side effects or loss of hair and friends, the play examines the twists, turns and bumps in the road along the breast cancer journey.

[LIFE in the CANCER LANE Sizzle Reel]

The performance will be held on Monday, July 31st at 8:00 PM in the Nutter Theatre at the Philadelphia Convention Center, a state-of-the-art 600-seat theater, with a post-show fireside chat and VIP reception to follow. Musical accompaniment is provided by V. Shayne Frederick. The play marks the close of the W. Montague Cobb NMA Health Institute’s 12th Annual Lecture and Scientific Program, Precision Medicine Impact on Breast Cancer in African-American Women that begins on Sunday, July 30th from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm in Nutter Theatre.

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This charitable fundraiser event is presented by PWCF in partnership with the W. Montague Cobb National Medical Association Health Institute. Both organizations are 501(c)(3) organizations and all proceeds benefit their respective missions and initiatives.

TUNE IN FOR TICKET GIVEAWAYS DURING THE INTERVIEW!

The MOJO, hosted by Stephanie Renée (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), emphasizes issues of arts and entertainment, cultural identity, education and economics. Stephanie Renée guides her audience through a daily exercise of finding beauty in the midst of ugliness, hope in the face of strife, and inspiration in moments great and mundane.

Donate NOW to support survivors & caregivers!

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

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You’ve saved the date, now seal the deal to see LIFE in the CANCER LANE by Barbra Watson-Riley!

6 Jul

Tickets on sale now!

$60 in advance, $75 at the door (if available)

Monday, July 31st at 8:00 PM
A Cobb/NMA & PWCF charitable fundraiser sponsored by:
Diamond
Temple University
Neubauer Family Foundation
Brian and Aileen Roberts
Platinum
Dr. Rodney and Mrs. Robyn Hood
Gold
Dr. and Mrs. Bernard C. Watson
Charisse Lillie, Esq.
Bronze
Michael and Lori Hall Armstrong

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With honesty, heart and humor, this story is told from the real-life accounts of survivors and their caregivers, examining life after diagnosis and what happens when these women are thrown head first into the Cancer Lane. Whether it’s the chemo side effects or loss of hair and friends, the play examines the twists, turns and bumps in the road along the breast cancer journey.

LITCL was created by PWCF’s founder, Phoenix playwright and activist Barbra Watson-Riley, who in the midst of her own battle with breast cancer, gave birth to this powerful production. Even after her death in 2013, Barbra’s story endures; informing and impacting the lives of anyone who has ever been touched by the disease. This production is directed by Philly’s own Stephanie Renee McNeal.

This charitable fundraiser event is presented by Pinkwellchick® Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the W. Montague Cobb National Medical Association Health Institute. Both organizations are 501(c)(3) organizations and all proceeds benefit their respective missions and initiatives.

This event WILL sell out, so purchase your tickets or sponsor for VIP tickets today!

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PWCF partners with The Cobb Institute to present LIFE in the CANCER LANE in Philly!

26 Jun

A note from PWCF Board Chair, Professor Tonya M. Evans

Greetings Friend:

As the Chair of the Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc. Board, I write with great enthusiasm to announce that PWCF has partnered with the W. Montague Cobb National Medical Association Health Institute to present Life in the Cancer Lane, a play written by our founder, Barbra Watson-Riley, the late daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Watson, Sr., during the 115th National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly.

In the midst of her battle with breast cancer, Barbra gave birth to this powerful production and attended the play’s debut in October 2013 just weeks before she passed away. Even after her death in 2013, her story endures; informing and inspiring the lives of anyone who has been touched by cancer.

We will present the performance as a fundraiser on Monday, July 31st at 8:00 PM in the Nutter Theatre at the Philadelphia Convention Center, a state-of-the-art 600-seat theater, with post-show fireside chat and VIP reception to follow. We need your support to present Barbra’s work in its highest and best light for the greatest impact to educate and inspire patients, caregivers, and medical professionals.

I am writing personally to ask for your support.

How You Can Help

PWCF is a 501(c)(3) created to continue Barbra’s tireless work to promote breast cancer awareness, to fund research for a cure, and to support and encourage survivors, their families and caregivers.

The Cobb Institute, also a 501(c)(3), conducts studies and offers recommendations for elimination of health disparities that affect African-Americans and other populations of color. W. Montague Cobb was a forceful advocate for racial integration of hospitals and medical schools.

On behalf of the Board, I thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to connecting with you to encourage and improve the lives of survivors in underserved communities nationwide.

For more information, visit PinkWellChick.org.

Warm regards,

Tonya

Help us BAG IT for the CAUSE by gifting chemo care & comfort bags to women living with breast cancer

17 Jun

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Our annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraising drive, BAG IT® for the CAUSE, has officially begun. BAG IT® for the CAUSE is our National Service Initiative to assemble and to distribute free Barb’s Bag® of Care & Comfort chemotherapy bags. We distribute BARB’S BAG® directly to women and also to healthcare partners for women diagnosed with breast cancer undergoing treatment, especially women in underserved communities.

Since 2014, we have distributed over 1,000 free bags. We need your help to continue to bless the lives of women living with breast cancer. Donate today!

Gift a bag and bless a life!

What is Barb’s Bag™?

ClarkHarbert_bag-journal9Barb’s Bag® of Care & Comfort is an actual bag filled with essential items for chemotherapy patients to not only survive but thrive during their chemotherapy treatments. Think of it as a chemo survival kit!

Barb’s Bag® of Care & Comfort is made of high-end material and includes a range of products that Barbra identified as essential when going through chemotherapy.  The bag also includes “Real Talk” information about what to expect during chemo and radiation therapy.

Click on the links for more information about the BAG IT© for the Cause Day of Service.

What is included in Barb’s Bag™?

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The bag includes a range of wearable items, personal care items, gadgets and accessories including:

  • blanket & pillow
  • non-slip socks
  • lotion, lip balm
  • potpourri sachet
  • lemon and ginger drops
  • journal & picture frame
  • puzzle books
  • informational pamphlets
  • and more!

 

Support BAG IT® for the CAUSE 2017

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