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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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5 Oct


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  1. BUY Matinee or Evening Performance Tickets (cost is tax-deductible, Pinkwellchick Fdn, Inc. is a 501(c)(3))
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

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


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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 Greater Hudson Valley Chapter of The Links, Inc., the Watson Family, Leslie M. Gray, Jemina Bernard, Cox Communications & Advocate Health Care


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Benefit Play for Breast Cancer Returns to the Valley This October

11 Sep
stage west at the herberger theater

Stage West-Herberger

Inquiries and Press Credentials: Contact LaTricia Woods, (480) 374-1908

New Production Features Hollywood Actress in a New Venue

Life-in-the-Cancer-LanePhoenix, Ariz. – September 10, 2014 – Back by popular demand, “Life in the Cancer Lane,” will be staged as a fundraiser during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The hit play, written by the late Barbra Watson-Riley, has returned for its second run, and this year, award-winning actress Valarie Pettiford (“Stomp the Yard,” “Why Did I Get Married Too,” and “Half & Half”) has been added to the cast. A matinee and evening performance will take place at the Herberger Theater Center-Stage West on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Continue reading

Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc. Board & Officers Announced!

27 Jan

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Pinkwellchick® Foundation, Inc., is a Delaware not-for-profit corporation with its registered office at Incorp. Inc., One Commerce Center – 1201 Orange St. #600, in the City of Wilmington, County of New Castle, 19899. PWCF™ was created by certificate of incorporation on December 6, 2013. The Board plans to file for tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service in due course.

Through fundraising efforts, events, products, productions of Life in the Cancer Lane™ and financial support of other organizations, allies and partners, PWCF™ plans to:

  • raise awareness of breast cancer and heart disease
  • support breast cancer and heart disease research
  • work for better detection, diagnosis and cures for breast cancer and heart disease
  • support those diagnosed with breast cancer and heart disease and their families

Members of the Board:

  • Brendon Riley – Chairperson
  • Tonya M. Evans, Esq. – Co-Chairperson and President
  • Carla Banks Waddles, Member and Executive Vice President
  • Crystal Houston, Member, Secretary and Senior Vice President of Media Relations
  • Lori Hall Armstrong, Member and Senior Vice President of Engagement
  • Jemina Bernard, Treasurer

Gather Your Strength

26 Nov

Gather Your Strength, Commit to the “Now”

Guest Post by Tonya M. Evans (Originally posted at WisdomintheWhisper.com)

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“In many ways, not knowing what the future has in store brings out in us the qualities we need to grow. For example, it would have been difficult to commit yourself to certain people or projects if you knew they wouldn’t ultimately work out. Yet, it was through your commitment to see them through that you experienced the lessons you needed to grow. Looking back on your life, you would likely be hard pressed to say that anything in your past should not have happened. In fact, your most challenging experiences with their inevitable lessons may have ultimately brought you the greatest rewards. Not knowing the future keeps us just where we need to be—fully committed and in the present moment.” ~ Madisyn Taylor ~

Ever wondered why you aren’t shown the truth about the purpose or final result of any given experience on your spiritual journey?

Someone comes into your life and you want to know with certainty they are “the one” and how it will all work out, for example. Or you want clarity on why tragedy strikes, or why you suffered disappointment or loss or test results that break your heart … or why all that seemed so certain completely unravels leaving you confounded, confused and — worse still — vulnerable.

We crave a sense of control — even if it’s false — to feel like we are on sure footing with a clear plan and path from point A to point B. But our plans, grounded in our human-ness, never include all the information. They can’t. Yes, we have free will but we are a creation, created based on a “higher”, divinely inspired plan. So the point of it all, perhaps, is to constantly (re)align our will with the Divine. We do so in the present moment, the “NOW”. Continue reading

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