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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

Help us help survivors! #CelebrateLife #NCSD2017

4 Jun

Join us to support breast cancer survivors, their families & caregivers!

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Chemo care and comfort bags, meals, prescription support, cleaning, childcare & counseling services, transportation, lodging and MORE!

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BAG IT® for the CAUSE Brings Care and Comfort to Hundreds of Breast Cancer Survivors in Seven Cities

30 Sep

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2016
CONTACT: Tonya Evans, Chair pinkwellchickfoundation@gmail.com

2nd ANNUAL BARB’S BAG® “BAG IT® FOR THE CAUSE” EVENTS
Bring Care and Comfort to Hundreds of Breast Cancer Survivors in Seven Cities

#BagItChicago with Advocate Health Partners

#BagItChicago with Advocate Health Partners

The Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc. kicks off a season of “Bag It® for the Cause” Days of Service starting Saturday, Sept. 26 through Oct. 16, 2016. This annual service initiative engages volunteers to assemble and distribute free Barb’s Bag® of Care & Comfort chemotherapy bags to cancer treatment centers, nurse navigators and other organization to assist patients diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Barb’s Bag® Ambassadors will lead gatherings in seven cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Palm Beach (FL), Phoenix, and Sarasota. The Sarasota BAG IT event features a special production of LIFE in the CANCER LANE, written by PWCF’s founder Barbra Watson-Riley, by Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe. The event includes panel discussions with her parents, Lois and Dr. Bernard Watson, Board Chair Dean Tonya M. Evans, doctors and health care advocates.

Donation center partners include: White Memorial Medical Center/Adventist Health, Memorial Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Program, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care’s (MECCC) BOLD Program, Singleton Moms, Good Samaritan Medical Center, and The Cancer Care Unit at Advocate Trinity Hospital.

What is Barb’s Bag®?

promobag_topviewBarb’s Bag® of Care & Comfort is a tote bag filled with essential items for chemotherapy patients to not only survive but thrive during their treatments. It’s a beautiful and vital chemo survival kit! Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc., founder, Barbra Watson-Riley, received a “chemo bag” early in her “life in the cancer lane” from a dear friend, and former foundation board member Lori Hall-Armstrong. Barbra was so encouraged and inspired that she blogged regularly about how much she treasured the bag. Today, recipients of these helpful bags cherish the contents and tell similar stories of relief and comfort.

Barb’s Bag® of Care & Comfort is made of high-end materials and include a range of aids and products that Barbra identified as essential when going through chemotherapy. The bag also includes “Real Talk” information about what to expect during chemo and access to stream LIFE in the CANCER LANE to “live, laugh and learn” about other cancer survivor’s personal journeys.

About PWCF

logo-Pinkwellchick_whitePWCF™ is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable private foundation (seeking public status). Through fundraising efforts, events, survivor essentials (including Barb’s Bag® of Care & Comfort for chemotherapy patients), productions of Life in the Cancer Lane™ and financial support of other organizations, allies and partners, PWCF™:

  • raises awareness of breast cancer and heart disease
  • supports breast cancer and heart disease research
  • works for better detection, diagnosis and cures for breast cancer and heart disease
  • supports those diagnosed with breast cancer and heart disease and their families

About the Founder

Memorial PhotoBarbra Watson-Riley was diagnosed in September 2011 with advanced stage 3 breast cancer. Her treatment included chemotherapy, a double mastectomy, and radiation. Six months after completing treatment, she was diagnosed with metastatic cancer of the lung. Barbra’s valiant journey came to an end on November 7, 2013 but her mission, purpose and play live on.

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