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PayPal matches your Pinkwellchick gift on #GivingTuesday so give until it helps!

27 Nov

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This #GivingTuesday, support breast cancer survivors through Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc. Donations on 11/27 matched by PayPal via our Facebook page.

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What’s better than Black Friday & Cyber Monday? #GivingTuesday

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What we do:

What we support:

  • Non-profits that provide breast cancer patients from historically disenfranchised communities with:
    • meal delivery
    • prescription support
    • cleaning services
    • childcare support
    • counseling services
    • treatment transportation & lodging

Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc., is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. 

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*PHOTO CREDIT: We Care Manatee, Bradenton, FL BAG IT 2018 Event*

BAG IT for the CAUSE 2018 … ready, set?

27 Sep

We are excited to announce our slate of 2018 BAG IT for the CAUSE® Ambassadors. These dedicated volunteers and healthcare partners will lead our national service campaign during Breast Cancer Awareness Month initiative to prepare and distribute BARB’S BAG® of chemo care and comfort to 500 female breast cancer patients from, primarily, under-served communities, who are in active treatment.

 


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2018 BAG IT® for the CAUSE Ambassadors

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Chicago (Schwab), Karen Tinglin [50 bags]

  • Medical Partner: Advocate Illinois Masonic Cancer Institute

Chicago (AKA Chi Omega Omega-Imani Pearls Community Development Program). Hanneke L. Hall [50 bags]

  • Medical Partner: Advocate Trinity Hospital

East Bay, CA (AKA Omega Upsilon Omega) [50 bags]

  • Medical Partner: Kaiser Richmond and/or Charlotte Maxwell Clinic (TBC)

Bradenton, FL (We Care Manatee) [25 bags]

  • Medical Partner: We Care Manatee

Los Angeles, Carla Banks Waddles [100 bags]

  • Medical Partners: White Memorial Hospital and Martin Luther King Hospital

New York, Karen Williams [100 bags]

  • Medical Partner: Montefiore Cancer Center-BOLD Living Program

Phila (AKA Omega Omega), Susan Borden Evans & Dr. Edith Mitchell [50 bags]

  • Medical Partner: Jefferson Health

San Francisco (MSFT), Soror Leslie M. Gray [75 bags]

  • Medical Partner: (TBC)

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Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3).

Where we’ve been, where we’re going!

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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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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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Why is March 3rd such an important day?

3 Mar

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Because it’s Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day.

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Barbra Watson-Riley

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 Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc. (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.

Despite undergoing a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation, Barbra died in 2013 at the age of 44, just two years after her diagnosis.

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.

In honor of TNBC Day, please LIKE and share this fact-filled post with three people and ask that they do the same. Also give to PWCF today to further our charitable efforts to support and encourage patients and to find a cure!

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TNBC Facts

[Source: TNBCFoundation.org]

pink_bulletTriple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is one of many forms of breast cancer.

pink_bulletForms of breast cancer are generally diagnosed based on the presence or absence of three “receptors” known to fuel most breast cancer tumors: estrogen, progesterone and HER2‐neu.

pink_bulletA diagnosis of TNBC means that the tumor in question is estrogen‐receptor negative, progesterone‐receptor negative and Her2‐negative. In other words, triple negative breast cancer tumors do not exhibit any of the three known receptors.

pink_bulletReceptor‐targeting therapies have fueled tremendous recent advances in the fight against breast cancer. Unfortunately, there is no such targeted therapy for triple negative breast cancer.

pink_bulletTNBC tends to be more aggressive, more likely to recur, and more difficult to treat because there is no targeted treatment.

pink_bulletTNBC disproportionately strikes younger women, African American women, and those with BRCA1 mutations.

pink_bulletApproximately every half hour, another woman in the US is diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer.

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