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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

Your donations at work!


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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Meet the Life in the Cancer Lane Production Team!

16 Oct

Life in the Cancer Lane Production Team

Carla Banks Waddles, Director

Carla is a televiscarla bio picion comedy writer in Los Angeles who has written and produced such TV shows as For Your Love, That’s So Raven, Half & Half, The Bill Engvall Show, the Fresh Beat Band, Sonny With A Chance, Let’s Stay Together, Lab Rats and The Soul Man. Most recently, she served as Creator and Executive Producer of the sitcom, One Love, which aired on Bounce TV this year.

Carla handles script rewrites, casting, rehearsals, and all creative aspects of the production.

Crystal Houston, Director

Crystal Houston

Crystal is Director of Digital and Content Marketing for Valley of the Sun United Way and an emerging screenwriter; she is currently a staff writer for the TV pilot project The Palace. As an experienced writer, Crystal oversees strategic stakeholder engagement communications leveraging digital media – from websites to blogs, video, e-communications and social media.

Crystal also serves as director of the production and handles technical and actor logistics.

Tonya M. Evans, Producer

Tonya is an Associate Professor of Law at the Widener University School of Law with expertise in the areas of intellectual property and entertainment law. She is a published author of an award-winning series of legal reference guides for writers and publishing industry professionals that was selected by Writer’s Digest Book Club as a club selection for its members. Tonya is also a nationally recognized speaker who presents to various audiences regularly on publishing law and intellectual property law.

She handles the intellectual property, contract, fundraising and finance aspects of the production.

Lori Hall Armstrong, Co-Producer

Lori Hall ArmstrongLori is the Principal and Chief Activation Officer of Verbify, a strategy activation consulting business based in New York. She specializes in strategically positioning clients and mapping out the steps to activate their ideas, needs and goals.

Lori handles outreach and fundraising aspects of the production.


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National Breast Cancer Awareness Play to Benefit Survivors & Families

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Herberger Theater Center-Stage West, 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ 85004


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Exclusive behind-the-scenes pics of an amazing Life in the Cancer Lane cast & team!

14 Oct Image ofDirector Crystal Houston gives notes during the powerful & poignant Caregiver Scene in Life in the Cancer Lane

Life in the Cancer Lane rehearsals are in full swing and our engaging and talented cast is in full bloom!

National Breast Cancer Awareness benefit for survivors and families returns with Hollywood Actress

[About Life in the Cancer Lane]

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Herberger Theater Center-Stage West, 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Get 50% off when you buy tickets by Oct 15th with code “PWCF50”

See what DIAMOND SPONSOR Kimpton Hotels has in store for YOU when you buy your ticket by Oct. 15th!



“Breast health is more than a month. It is a…lifestyle!” ~ Barbra Watson-Riley

1 Oct



On November 1, 2012, Barbra posted here on the PWC blog:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is officially over!  What did you do?  Did you wear pink? Did you walk a Race? Buy a product? Get a mammogram? Nothing?

So this year, what will YOUR answer be?

That year, the last time she actively participated in Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), she wore pink every day!  She was inspired by Star Jones who wore red every day during Heart Health Month. Barbra recounted the experience and shared her thoughts about why she did it and whether she made a difference.

Of course, we ALL know the answer to that. YES! Because no matter how she felt throughout her life in the cancer lane she always …


Start today by buying your Life in the Cancer Lane tickets, sharing this blog post with your friends and networks, scheduling your mammo & ultrasound (and keeping your appointment this time!) and encouraging your sisterfriends to do the same.

stage west at the herberger theater

Stage West-Herberger


**Use links to order tickets online or call (602) 252-8497**

2:00 pm Performance

7:30 pm Performance (reception at 6:30 pm)

Special thanks to our Diamond and Platinum Sponsors:

Herberger Theater Center, Kimpton Hotels, The Westchester Chapter of The Links, Inc., the Watson Family, Leslie M. Gray, Jemina Bernard, Cox Communications & Advocate Health Care


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