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Remembering our founder, Barbra Watson-Riley

7 Nov

Remembering Barbra Watson-Riley

Memorial PhotoAfter a courageous and vibrant life “in the cancer lane”, the journey of our Pinkwellchick®, aka Barbra Watson-Riley, ended on November 7, 2013. She gave an amazingly valiant and dignified fight and triumphs over death by leaving the world the legacy of her play highlighting survivor stories, Life in the Cancer Lane. It was truly a miracle for her to witness her life’s work come to life on stage just weeks before she transitioned.

We will always remember her life and, through the Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc., Barb’s Bag® and LIFE in the CANCER LANE©, her legacy of service, strength, and commitment to the health and well-being of women; especially those living with breast cancer and heart disease and their caregivers.

Reflecting on Barbra’s journey … in her own words

[Read more about Barbra Watson-Riley …]

Donate NOW to support survivors & caregivers!

Barb’s Bag® of chemo care and comfort … meals … prescription support … cleaning, childcare & counseling services … transportation, lodging and MORE!

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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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#GivingTuesday @pinkwellchick

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