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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

#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.

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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

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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


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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

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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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Celebrating LIFE by gifting Barb’s Bag of Chemo Care & Comfort today!

28 Jan

Celebrate. Remember. Win!

3Today we celebrate the BIRTH and LIFE of our founder Barbra Watson Riley on her birthday! We miss her more than words can convey. We carry on her philanthropic work in her memory.

In her honor, today we are gifting FOUR Barb’s Bags® of Chemo Care & Comfort to women diagnosed with breast cancer receiving (or due to undergo) chemotherapy.

To win, head on over to the Pinkwellchick® Facebook page for the details and remember to LIKE our page!

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When you support Pinkwellchick you help breast cancer survivors THRIVE!

1 Oct

Support PWCF to support survivors & their caregivers!

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

Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc., is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible!

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Matching Employer Donations

Does your employer match your charitable 501(c)(3) contributions? If so, click here to find out how to set up Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc. in your employer’s system to maximize your contribution.

Support Barb’s Bag™ & BAG IT™ for the CAUSE!

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Each Barb’s Bag of “Care & Comfort” for chemo patients diagnosed with breast cancer costs $50 to produce.

Please donate any number of bags to support the production and distribution of Barb’s Bag™ free of charge to chemo patients. One hundred percent of your donation is tax-deductible. Donate $50 for 1 bag, $100 for 2 bags and so forth.

Learn more about Bag It™ for the Cause, our on-going service project to benefit women in chemo diagnosed with breast cancer. Find out how to sponsor a future BAG IT™ Day of Service!

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Meet some of our Barb’s Bag™ Donation Partners!

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