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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).

SAVE THE DATE: BAG IT® for the CAUSE returns 9/29-10/1

5 May

Palm Beach, FL BAG IT volunteers

September 29-October 1, 2017

CA <> NY <> FL <> TX <> IL … your state?

BAG IT® for the Cause Weekend of Service is the annual service initiative of Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc. to assemble and to distribute free Barb’s Bag® of Care & Comfort chemotherapy bags to female chemo patients diagnosed with breast cancer and to cancer treatment infusion centers and other healthcare partners, with a particular focus on women in under-served communities. In 2016, our BAG IT® for the CAUSE volunteers, led by our dedicated BAG IT® Ambassadors in seven cities, prepared and distributed 625 BARB’S BAG® of Chemo Care & Comfort bags during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year we want to make an even greater impact.

We need YOU to help make that happen.

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Nurse Navigators-Houston BAG IT® 2016

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Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) recognized originally as a private foundation by determination letter as of 12/6/2013. As of 1/1/2017, PWCF is now recognized as a public charity.

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

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.


Houston Oncology Nurse Navigators 2016

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.


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

11 Sep



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


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

(941) 366-1505

Give until it helps! Become a sponsor, donor or patron today!

28 Jun


Sponsor. Dpromobag_topviewonate. Volunteer.

There are several ways to get involved. Become a Sponsor, Patron or Donor to help PWCF to underwrite the cost of bag production.PWCF is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible.

Our Sponsor deadline is July 31st so please give today!

Every dollar donated goes to produce and distribute Barb’s Bag® for Bag It® for the Cause Weekend of Service during Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016. Any undistributed bags will be distributed free of charge thereafter to female chemotherapy patients diagnosed with breast cancer.




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