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Tickets for LIFE in the CANCER LANE going fast, Philly. Get yours today!

26 Jul


by Barbra Watson-Riley

Directed by WURD AM Radio Host Stephanie Renee McNeal

July 31, 2017 at 8:00 PM

with private reception with V. Shayne Frederick & Friends to follow

Nutter Theatre, Philadelphia Convention Center

1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
$60 in advance, $75 at the door (if available)

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Sponsored by:
Diamond ($5,000)
Temple University
Neubauer Family Foundation
Aileen and Brian Roberts
Platinum ($2,500)
Dr. Rodney and Mrs. Robyn Hood
Kenneth Scott, Beech Companies
The Helen I. Moorehead-Laurencin Foundation
Gold ($1,000)
Dr. and Mrs. Bernard C. Watson
Charisse Lillie, Esq.
Dr. Randall and Karen Morgan
Dr. Edith Peterson & Mr. Delmar Mitchell

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!


It is better to GIVE today! Join us to support breast cancer survivors & their families this #GivingTuesday

1 Dec



Your gift will make the difference. Give today during #GivingTuesday to #GivingTuesdayPinkwellchick!


We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Please give to the Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc. today. Your tax-exempt gift will support our mission to provide “every day” support to breast cancer survivors, their families and caregivers, through projects like Barb’s Bag of Chemo Care & Comfort.



caregiver_5women_2014It will also support our educational and inspirational projects like the theatrical play LIFE in the CANCER LANE, written by our founder, the late Barbra Watson-Riley.




Your gift will make the difference. Give today during #GivingTuesday to #GivingTuesdayPinkwellchick!

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Babe, feel this…

11 Jun

The moment every breast cancer survivor (and their family) remembers. “Babe, feel this …” is Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc., founder Barbra Watson-Riley’s first post about finding her lump and the immediate barrage of tests, the arduous journey of telling family and friends, and the beginning of her road to recovery, her “LIFE in the CANCER LANE”.


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All my girls know the 1st chance I get to take off my bra, I will. September 7th was no different. Or so I thought! Walking in the door @ 9pm, I “flash danced” my bra off, hopped on the bed and massaged my boobs. Having tiny ones, that didn’t take long. Then I felt it. A large nugget in my right boob. No pain, but it has hard and new. No panic. Just “babe, feel this”.

He felt it, turned back to the tv, and said “girl, that’s your lymph nodes”. Really? That’s it? Yup, that was it. But I spent half the night feeling myself. Did I dream it? Is it really there? Feels big. Is it? Will it be gone in the morning? No, 7 am. Still there.

As soon as my daughter got on the school bus, I called my doctor. The receptionist was…

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Angelina Jolie shares her journey with BRCA 1 & BRCA 2. Find out what it means & why it matters

24 Mar

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Angelina Jolie courageously used her healthcare journey to raise awareness about the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes and their role in assessing the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. She has a profound history of cancer in her family. She placed BRCA 1 & BRCA 2 into the broader public lexicon and discussion.

But what are they and why do they matter?

Get the facts about BRCA 1 and BRCA 2

More breast cancer awareness information from a popular post at PinkWellChick.org

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