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Help us BAG IT for the CAUSE by gifting chemo care & comfort bags to women living with breast cancer

17 Jun

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Our annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraising drive, BAG IT® for the CAUSE, has officially begun. BAG IT® for the CAUSE is our National Service Initiative to assemble and to distribute free Barb’s Bag® of Care & Comfort chemotherapy bags. We distribute BARB’S BAG® directly to women and also to healthcare partners for women diagnosed with breast cancer undergoing treatment, especially women in underserved communities.

Since 2014, we have distributed over 1,000 free bags. We need your help to continue to bless the lives of women living with breast cancer. Donate today!

Gift a bag and bless a life!

What is Barb’s Bag™?

ClarkHarbert_bag-journal9Barb’s Bag® of Care & Comfort is an actual bag filled with essential items for chemotherapy patients to not only survive but thrive during their chemotherapy treatments. Think of it as a chemo survival kit!

Barb’s Bag® of Care & Comfort is made of high-end material and includes a range of products that Barbra identified as essential when going through chemotherapy.  The bag also includes “Real Talk” information about what to expect during chemo and radiation therapy.

Click on the links for more information about the BAG IT© for the Cause Day of Service.

What is included in Barb’s Bag™?

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The bag includes a range of wearable items, personal care items, gadgets and accessories including:

  • blanket & pillow
  • non-slip socks
  • lotion, lip balm
  • potpourri sachet
  • lemon and ginger drops
  • journal & picture frame
  • puzzle books
  • informational pamphlets
  • and more!

 

Support BAG IT® for the CAUSE 2017

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.

Save the date. Get involved. DO SOMETHING

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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.

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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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

2nd ANNUAL BARB’S BAG® “BAG IT® FOR THE CAUSE” EVENTS
Bring Care and Comfort to Hundreds of Breast Cancer Survivors in Seven Cities

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#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.

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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.

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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

Download the LITCL Production Flyer

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

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