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Reserve NOW!: Exclusive Performance of LIFE in the CANCER LANE by WBTT (Sarasota, FL)

11 Sep

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LIFE in the CANCER LANE

By Barbra Watson-Riley

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(c) 2014 T. Evans Herberger Theater (AZ)

Saturday October 1 at 7:30 PM

Followed by intimate discussion with playwright’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Watson, & PWCF Board Chair, Tonya Evans

**PWCF LIFE in the CANCER LANE Directors in attendance**

Sunday October 2 at 2:00 PM

Followed by discussion with cancer specialists


Admission FREE- reservation required

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With honesty, heart and humor, this powerful 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 side effects of chemo or the loss of hair and friends, the play examines the twists, turns and bumps in the road along the breast cancer journey.

This performance is produced by Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe and licensed by Pinkwellchick, Foundation, Inc., in connection with

BAG IT for the CAUSE 2016


[RESERVE YOUR SEATS]

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
1646 10th Way, Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 366-1505

Donee Spotlight: American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge for Cancer Patients

12 Jun

Your donations at work!

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The Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc. Board is proud to announce its $3,000 donation to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Phoenix, AZ.

Hope Lodge

Facing cancer is hard. Having to travel out-of-town for treatment can make it even harder. Yet the American Cancer Society has a place where cancer patients and their caregivers can find help and hope when home is far away – an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.

Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting well. Hope Lodge provides a nurturing, home-like environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others. Every Hope Lodge also offers a variety of resources and information about cancer and how best to fight the disease.

Click here for more information about American Cancer Society Hope Lodge

Support PWCF to support survivors & their caregivers!

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

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Babe, feel this…

11 Jun

The moment every breast cancer survivor (and their family) remembers. “Babe, feel this …” is Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc., founder Barbra Watson-Riley’s first post about finding her lump and the immediate barrage of tests, the arduous journey of telling family and friends, and the beginning of her road to recovery, her “LIFE in the CANCER LANE”.

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All my girls know the 1st chance I get to take off my bra, I will. September 7th was no different. Or so I thought! Walking in the door @ 9pm, I “flash danced” my bra off, hopped on the bed and massaged my boobs. Having tiny ones, that didn’t take long. Then I felt it. A large nugget in my right boob. No pain, but it has hard and new. No panic. Just “babe, feel this”.

He felt it, turned back to the tv, and said “girl, that’s your lymph nodes”. Really? That’s it? Yup, that was it. But I spent half the night feeling myself. Did I dream it? Is it really there? Feels big. Is it? Will it be gone in the morning? No, 7 am. Still there.

As soon as my daughter got on the school bus, I called my doctor. The receptionist was…

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Your gifts to Pinkwellchick made a difference. Here’s our gift to YOU!

22 Dec

Happy Holidays Pinkwellchick Foundation Family!

LITCL_cover_2014It’s hard to believe that two months have passed since our Foundation’s breast cancer awareness benefit production of LIFE in the CANCER LANE by Barbra Watson-Riley, on October 18th at the Herberger Theater Center. The Board has been hard at work to plan for big things in 2015, including:

  • identifying organizations to partner with, seed and support
  • welcoming our latest Board member, Leslie M. Gray
  • planning for an advisory board
  • adding exclusive play video to the website (see below!)
  • and switching to pinkwellchick.ORG (from .COM).

Be sure to sign up to receive important updates at our website, LIKE us at Facebook, and FOLLOW @pinkwellchick on Twitter.

If you were able to attend LIFE in the CANCER LANE this year, we hope that you were engaged, informed and inspired! All net proceeds above and beyond our productions costs will be used to continue our work and to fund other charitable organizations that provide comfort, care and counseling to survivors and their caregivers in the forms of meal delivery, prescription support, lodging support, transportation to/from treatment, cleaning, childcare and other support services.

Because of people like YOU–our donors, sponsors, attendees and volunteers who donated time, talents and treasures–we raised in total over $40,000. We were also able to reallocate dozens of complimentary tickets to survivors. We received extremely positive feedback from attendees:

“Amazing, inspiring, spiritual, heartfelt, true, informative, awesome production. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ALL TO SEE.” Vivian – Survivor

“I could identify with segments of the dialogue from the play, and I was awed by the superb planning and execution of the entire event.” Sharon – Survivor

“It was FABULOUS! … it was well-paced, well-staged, well acted, well written & well-directed. I hadn’t expected the comedic elements, the moments of levity and diverse subject matter. … [B]ut it is a bittersweet moment in coming to this realization since the cost of this art comes at a price that is way too high.” Nykky

Bittersweet indeed. And a poignant reminder that our fight against breast cancer is far from over. Cancer takes too much, from too many, and far too soon. We remain committed to ensuring that survivors and their families not only survive but thrive! Thank you for joining us on the front lines of this mission.

OUR GIFT TO YOU!

On behalf of the PWCF Board I wish you the happiest of holidays. As our gift to you, enjoy the LIFE in the CANCER LANE video sneak peek at http://www.pinkwellchick.org. And please remember PWCF in your end-of-year charitable giving.

Remember, every dollar counts in the fight to survive and thrive!

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Sincerely,

Tonya M. Evans, Chair
Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc.
http://www.pinkwellchick.org

YOU are the change we seek on #givingTuesday

2 Dec

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Looking for ways to GIVE today and through the holidays?

GT_Churchill_Quote-150x150Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc. has joined the #GivingTuesday movement, a first of its kind effort that harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday is aimed to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world.

“#GivingTuesday is a counter narrative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday because it reminds us that the spirit of the holiday giving season should be about community and not just consumerism,” said Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation. “The most meaningful gift we can give our children, loved ones, friends and neighbors is the commitment to work together to help build a better world.”

We believe #GivingTuesday will create an enduring and essential national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping. And not a moment too soon. Because what the world needs now is love and what charitable organizations like Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc. need … is YOU!

In the words of our founder, Barbra Watson-Riley: “DO SOMETHING”. You are the change we all seek!

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