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Save the Date! Sept. 26th is PWCF “Bag it for the Cause” Day of Service in a city near you!

11 Aug

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

The Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc.’s Bag It™ for the Cause Day of Service is PWCF’s inaugural annual service initiative to assemble and to distribute complimentary Barb’s Bagof Care & Comfort chemotherapy bags to cancer treatment infusion centers for female chemo patients diagnosed with breast cancer.

This year, Bag It™ for the Cause is Saturday, September 26, 2015. Barb’s Bag Ambassadors will lead gatherings in six cities: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Phoenix. We need YOU to make this service initiative a grand success. This initiative is #AllforBarb and the countless women in under-served communities diagnosed with breast cancer and facing chemotherapy every day.

Volunteer. Donate. Sponsor. Use the links below for more information and please spread the word!

About Bag It™ for the Cause Ambassador™?

The 2015 Cities and Ambassadors

Get involved to support Bag It for the Cause™?

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“Medical Minute” by Barbra Watson-Riley: Real Talk about chemotherapy side effects

8 Jul

What everyone recently diagnosed with breast cancer (and their family & friends) should know about the side effects of chemotherapy.

[Repost from inkwellchicks.com written by Barbra Watson-Riley (12/4/2011) in her “cancer real talk” style]

 

 

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“You are supposed to be sick, and here you are profiling”, said one of my “LINKed in Friendship” sisters, as we walked out of the Fashion Show yesterday. “I’m not ‘sick”, I replied. “But you are”, she insisted as she grabbed my hand.
20 minutes later, different woman comes and pulls me aside b/f our chapter meeting. “I am so glad to see you! Your treatment must not be that bad.” I smiled and responded, “When it hits me, it knocks me down. But today I am good.” To this she also grabbed my hand and said, “I don’t believe you get knocked down. You just look great”. All I could say was “thanks” and went straight to the bathroom and washed my hands! Germs!

How to reconcile this? I am so happy that folks think I look good! I don’t consider myself sick. But since I evidently…

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

12 Jun

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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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Donee Spotlight: American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery for Cancer Patients

11 Jun

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

Road to Recovery

Every day thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there.

The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.

Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need. If you or your loved one needs a ride to treatment, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 to be matched with a volunteer, or enter your zip code below to check for programs in your area.

Click here for more information about the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Transportation Assistance

Support PWCF to support survivors & their caregivers!

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

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Donee Spotlight: Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer

10 Jun

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The Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc., Board is proud to announce its $1,000 sponsor donation to the Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer. Our founder, Barbra Watson-Riley, was a founding Board Member of CBBC.

“Learn. Share. Support. Survivor Stories.”

The Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer (CBBC) mission is to provide high quality, reliable information and support to Black breast cancer patients within the Phoenix metropolitan area, and to educate the community about breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and screening. The CBBC is the only group within Metro Phoenix that provides information or resources specifically for Black women and men with breast cancer. The CBBC is an initiative of The Phoenix Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, Sigma Pi Phi Gamma Mu Boule, and Mayo Clinic.

Every person of African descent who is a breast cancer survivor in the Phoenix Metropolitan area will have access to high quality information, and support, and resources to assist in their breast cancer journey. Furthermore, as a result of the survivor efforts, the black population within the Phoenix Metropolitan area will become more educated about breast cancer prevention, screening, and treatment.

Click here for more information about CBBC

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support survivors & their caregivers!

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

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