Pink Ribbon Girls St. Louis

Pink Ribbon Girls St. Louis Pink Ribbon Girls' mission is to provide personalized support & services to breast & gynecological cancer patients throughout all stages of their journey.

Mission To help ease the minds of individuals and families affected by breast and other women's gynecological cancers with direct services and support. Vision Balance the fear and uncertainty that cancer brings to individuals and families by providing meals, rides to treatment, housecleaning, and peer support. Build connections with our PRG family and our communities by setting standards of efficiency and accountability. Grow the PRG family so that “No One Travels this Road Alone.” Core Values Support with Experience and Compassion: Provide our PRG family members with services to ease the workload of daily life while providing access to peer support so they may be informed and comforted from wisdom of others who have traveled this road before them. Fiscal Responsibility: Donors entrust us with their contributions. In return, we will provide information on how their contributions directly benefit individuals and families fighting breast and gynecological cancers. Inspiration and Remembrance: We are inspired by those that have fought the battle and motivated by those that need us so they can Simply Fight.

Operating as usual

Just a quick note. Thank you for providing support to families like Helen.How you can continually support families.1. MA...
09/16/2020

Just a quick note. Thank you for providing support to families like Helen.
How you can continually support families.

1. MAKE A DONATION:
As little as $10 can provide one meal
https://www.pinkribbongirls.org/donate

2. SHARE OUR POST
Help us raise awareness on PRG’s pillars of service:
1. Healthy Meals for the entire family
2. Round Trip rides to treatment
3. Housecleaning
4. Peer support and education

3. SHOP OUR MERCH
One shirt can provide two meals to a family battling breast or gynecological cancer

https://ignitethefightcollective.org

4. GET INVOLVED
Join our VIRTUAL FITNESS CHALLENGE and GET MOVING in support of our PRG Families. 100% of registration proceeds go to benefit PRG

https://www.charityfootprints.com/cf_website/eventdetails?id=564

09/11/2020
LET'S GET MOVING VIRTUAL CHALLENGE - see what your support means to Stacey

PRG Family, meet Stacey and her son Diamyn. Stacey is a PRG client, metastatic cancer THRIVER, currently in treatment, and one of the many stories that is our motivation to do what we do on a daily basis. As you may know the pandemic has had an adverse affect on our ability to raise funds to support our clients.

*Our services are FREE
*We provide support to anyone who requests support with breast or gynecological cancer in our service regions
*Our fundraising dollars are down, while our service numbers are up
*We need YOUR support to continue to serve

This VIRTUAL event began with a group of THRIVERS who were moving together as part of our peer support services. 88 THRIVERS joined together, and now invite you to join this event in support of PRG and those we serve.

WE NEED YOUR HELP:

OUR GOAL: $50,000 this will provide for 5,000 clients ONE MEAL.

WHEN: Sept 15th- Oct 15th in honor of our Breast and Gynecological Cancer clients.

WHAT: LET'S GET MOVING FITNESS CHALLENGE

We invite you to walk, jog, hike, bike, swim, run, play tennis, do yoga, log your daily steps, whatever fitness level you are currently at, in support of Stacey and our PRG clients. You can join as an individual or make your own team. Here is what you can do to "GET MOVING" with Stacey and other PRG Thrivers:

1. Commit to joining PRG by registering here:
https://www.charityfootprints.com/cf_website/eventdetails?id=564
2. Registration is $45 (tee and mask included) or $35 for registration only
3. Invite friends, family and co-workers to GET MOVING in support of PRG
4. Connect your Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch and GET MOVING.
5. Create your own fundraising goals, move goals.

100% OF THE PROFITS go to support our clients with healthy meals, rides to treatment, housecleaning and PEER SUPPORT and EDUCATION.

Help us to ensure that No One Travels this Road Alone. Get moving with Stacey. Get moving with PRG. Get moving with THRIVERS. GET INVOLVED, GET MOVING, FEEL WELL, DO GOOD!

Stay tuned as we highlight our PRG clients throughout this month and connect via social media and the app with our THRIVERS as you see the impact that your donations have on the people we serve.

If interested in becoming a CORPORATE SPONSOR learn more by clicking here:
https://www.charityfootprints.com/sponsor?id=

09/09/2020

Join me and a group of THRIVERS in the PRG LET'S GET MOVING Fitness Challenge.

All funds (including registration) will go directly to providing healthy meals, rides to treatment, housecleaning and peer support/education.

This month long VIRTUAL challenge runs from September 15th to October 15th in support of Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month (September) and Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). This GET MOVING campaign was started by a group of THRIVERS as part of the Peer Support/Education pillar of service. After 88 participants and a virtual walk from Ohio, Missouri, and the Bay Area in support of our service regions, we decided to go VIRTUAL in support of Pink Ribbon Girls and other clients battling breast and gynecological cancer.

Every move taken (whether walking, running, biking, yoga) helps PRG reach their goal of bringing their programs and services to those who need it most. During the challenge, we invite you to walk, bike, hike, row, and get moving with our THRIVERS as they journey across the United States. Set your own fitness goals, fundraising goals and invite family and friends to participate on behalf of PRG, in memory or support of someone, or just to GET MOVING and DO GOOD.

Join us individually or create a team. Simply connect your Apple watch, Fitbit, or Garmin to track your progress. Invite friends, family, coworkers to GET MOVING in support of PRG. We will give you fun challenges, share fellow client stories, and invite you to join THRIVERS in support of fitness and wellness.

Sign up by clicking the registration form below. GRAB A FRIEND and CHANGE LIVES. Get active in the name of Breast and Gynecological Awareness and Pink Ribbon Girls.

CINDY

https://www.charityfootprints.com/cf_website/eventdetails?id=564

Celebrating Diane. Diane is now cancer free after an endometrial cancer diagnosis in May of 2019. Diane is a mom of thre...
09/02/2020

Celebrating Diane. Diane is now cancer free after an endometrial cancer diagnosis in May of 2019. Diane is a mom of three and grandmother of eight 🙌🏻🎉. That smile!!

Collaboration in the time of COVID! PRG was thrilled to partner with Operation Food Search to provide fresh produce to c...
09/01/2020

Collaboration in the time of COVID! PRG was thrilled to partner with Operation Food Search to provide fresh produce to cancer patients and their families who also suffer from food insecurity during the months of July and August in addition to PRG meals. Special thanks to our courier Arch Express and all our volunteers who helped pick up and deliver boxes.

Timeline Photos
08/25/2020

Timeline Photos

Special thanks to everyone who purchased a picnic basket for PRG last night! We appreciate TechGuard Security for being ...
08/22/2020

Special thanks to everyone who purchased a picnic basket for PRG last night! We appreciate TechGuard Security for being our title sponsor and The Block Restaurant and Butcher Shop for all their hard work putting together our baskets. Thanks also to 6 mile bridge brewery for donating pink beer, @Lohr Wine for donating wine, Bijoux Handcrafted Chocolates for the hand painted chocolate truffles and Gus' Pretzel Shop for the cinnamon sugar pretzels. Music by The Matching Shoe was awesome and Mother Nature was also on our side! All of the proceeds will go to provide meals, rides to treatment, house cleaning and peer support for STL families fighting cancer.

DID YOU KNOW? Today is National Nonprofit Day! We are looking for 20 monthly recurring donations of $20 for National Non...
08/17/2020

DID YOU KNOW? Today is National Nonprofit Day! We are looking for 20 monthly recurring donations of $20 for National Nonprofit Day 2020. PRG is one of 1.5 million nonprofits serving your communities. With your gift you will provide TWO meals every month for a family battling breast or gynecological cancer. As of July of 2020, our meal deliveries are up 17.5% over last year in all regions. Help us reach our goal! #20for2020 #nonprofit #breastcancer #gynecologicalcancer #feedingfamilies #prg

https://www.pinkribbongirls.org/stl-donation-form

Thank you to our friends @anaonointimates for donating masks to PRG. Printed by @atlantissportswear. All masks have been...
08/14/2020

Thank you to our friends @anaonointimates for donating masks to PRG. Printed by @atlantissportswear. All masks have been donated so PRG may receive 100% of the proceeds to benefit the clients we serve. ONE MASK=ONE MEAL. Now available online. Your purchase of $10 provides a meal to a client battling breast or gynecological cancer. Our meals are up 17.5% over last year, join us in servicing our communities with a purchase. SHOP WELL. DO GOOD.

https://ignitethefightcollective.org/collections/frontpage/products/prg-personal-protective-face-covering

$50 can provide ONE round trip ride to treatment for our clients battling breast or gynecological cancer. Thanks to our ...
08/13/2020

$50 can provide ONE round trip ride to treatment for our clients battling breast or gynecological cancer. Thanks to our partnership with @uber, we are PROUD that we continue to serve clients, we continue to take on NEW clients, we continue to show up, we continue to be #allin for our families. Join us in the fight against cancer.

@courtkenn one of our many board members in STL that provide support, leadership and a heart for the families we serve  ...
08/11/2020

@courtkenn one of our many board members in STL that provide support, leadership and a heart for the families we serve “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Pink Ribbon Girls has provided more meals and support than ever before. We vowed to increase our weekly services and extend the duration for those suffering from food insecurity. I am extremely proud of this organization and the services we provide for those battling breast and gynecological cancers, and the way we stepped up for our clients in the wake of a Pandemic.

Like many non-profits, we have canceled our annual Ignite the Fight gala and many other events this year. With that being said, we need donation support now more than ever, to continue these much needed services.

Therefore, I am running for a Cause! I’m training for a half marathon in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unlike the last one I ran, over 4 years ago, there will be no crowds, no water stations, no observers cheering me on, and no metals at the finish line. But I am dedicated to supporting Pink Ribbon Girls, even if that means doing something I hate. Link to donate coming soon. More information about PRG, or purchase some cute swag, visit the link in my bio”

MY STORY ISN’T OVER. Sixteen young survivors tell their remarkable stories of breast cancer diagnosis and survival--all ...
08/07/2020

MY STORY ISN’T OVER. Sixteen young survivors tell their remarkable stories of breast cancer diagnosis and survival--all before the age of 40. Featured stories by authors Amber Treadwell, Asheley Goergen, Caitlin Adkins, Connie Sun, Elizabeth Jones, Emily Dickey, Erin Baldwin, Jennifer Hart, Jennifer Wilson, Jessica Freiburger, Laura Currens, Nicole Gibson, Porscha Nikkole, Shon Dansby, Soleil Luke, and Stephanie Reed.All proceeds from this book with be donated to the Pink Ribbon Girls. Thank you for sharing your story and supporting PRG! 💕 You can find the book on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/My-Story-Isnt-Over-Remarkable/dp/B08DDR1F3V/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr0_2?dchild=1&keywords=my+story+isnt+over+yet+amber+treadwell&qid=1596822384&sr=8-2-fkmr0

Head to the ballot to vote YES on 2 in support of Medicaid Expansion!
08/04/2020

Head to the ballot to vote YES on 2 in support of Medicaid Expansion!

08/04/2020

Your vote is your voice! 40% of PRG STL clients screen as food insecure at intake. Voting yes on Amendment 2 provides access to healthcare for PRG families caught in the coverage gap. We know all too well the consequences of health inequity when it comes to families battling breast and gynecological cancer. VOTE YES ON 2.

Click to learn more

https://medicine.wustl.edu/about/medicaid-expansion/

Congratulations to our friend Stephanie who just completed 22 rounds of chemo! Stephanie is an amazing person...a nurse ...
08/03/2020

Congratulations to our friend Stephanie who just completed 22 rounds of chemo! Stephanie is an amazing person...a nurse and a new mom who found out she had breast cancer while she was pregnant with perfect baby Ryan who just turned 1. Peace out, cancer! Stephanie, your PRG family is sending you a giant virtual hug. Congrats!

COVID-19 has revealed the consequences when members of our community have unequal access to health care. PRG supports Me...
07/28/2020

COVID-19 has revealed the consequences when members of our community have unequal access to health care. PRG supports Medicaid expansion, which will appear as constitutional Amendment 2 on the August 4 statewide ballot. It will provide health care to 230,000 hardworking Missourians who earn less than $18,000 a year including coverage to working women who don’t have access to mammograms and cervical cancer screenings.

Voting yes on Amendment 2 will also bring billions of our taxpayer dollars home from Washington, DC.

Learn more about Medicaid expansion and Amendment 2 at YesOn2.org, and be sure to vote on August 4!"

Please excuse the long post – but I’m hoping that this rather private issue will serve as a very PUBLIC service announce...
07/24/2020

Please excuse the long post – but I’m hoping that this rather private issue will serve as a very PUBLIC service announcement:

Twenty years ago this month, Ken and I were sitting on our deck, having a very difficult conversation. These way-too-often-said words shattered us both: “I found a lump in my breast…”. But our version of this awful scenario was different than most, because it wasn’t ME who spoke those words – it was Ken. Within weeks, he’d gone through a needle biopsy, a diagnosis of breast cancer, an awful meeting with one oncologist then a wonderful meeting at the James, surgical consults, a mastectomy, and a difficult few days in the hospital. I brought him home on our 25th wedding anniversary. That was the start of nine months of chemo, radiation, exhaustion, hair loss, deep depression, great fear, and periods of Ken kind of mentally leaving us for days at a time. But that was all balanced by a new-found appreciation of an incredible family, friends, and church support group and a profound realization of life’s precious and precarious nature. Through it all – Ken amazed me. With his sense of gratitude (often saying it was much easier for him than it would be for a woman), his outward calm and positivity, and of course, his sense of humor (it’s amazing the bodily sounds that can be made when lymphatic fluid in the chest cavity undergoes pressure created by a well-placed hand in the armpit….dinner table entertainment at its best). And then there were our children…Dave, JB, and Becca were just 19, 17, and 15. I often cringe to think that I neglected to offer them support during it all – but somehow THEY were the ones who gave Ken his biggest boosts. He made it through….WE made it through. And twenty years later, he’s healthy, happy to be retired, grateful for the life we have, and yes, he still makes me laugh (usually in ways that DON’T involve bodily sounds at the dinner table….please note that I did say “usually”).

Here’s the PSA part of this…..Men CAN get breast cancer. Men DO get breast cancer. About 2600 men will be diagnosed in the US this year. Please spread the word – men, don’t ignore a lump in your breast tissue. Women – share this information with the males in your life, especially those “Oh, it’s nothing!” guys who clearly exist in large numbers. Ken took care of it and TWO DECADES later he is more than happy to tell his story (he also volunteers for Pink Ribbon Girls…google it, they are incredible). We were lucky….we were blessed. And for those of you who are facing breast cancer or who have already traveled the path...take heart in Ken's story. 💌

Ken….It’s been 20 years! You are an inspiration to me, especially when I recall those hard nine months. I’m so proud of the work you’re doing with Pink Ribbon Girls. And I’m looking forward to a couple more decades with you.

*THANK YOU and we celebrate Ken and his family as part of our PRG family. Ken is a volunteer, advocate and supporter for PRG! Join us in celebrating 20 YEARS 🎉🎉🎉🎉

#breastcancerawareness #breastcancer #malebreastcancer #selfexam

We know most people don’t jump for joy when they see cars driving down the street, but when we do, it is the most exciti...
07/24/2020

We know most people don’t jump for joy when they see cars driving down the street, but when we do, it is the most exciting part of our day! Why? It is a symbol of community, commitment to helping someone in the midst of a difficult time, support for someone who needs it, and hope in a time where you don’t hear it as often as you like. So, today we celebrate seeing a car on a street, as our symbol of hope, community, support and commitment to one another. Thank you Walbrandt Technologies for your support of PRG and the countless businesses, foundations and individuals committed to our mission.

CEO Heather Salazar, her daughter Cara and Regional Director Cory Smallwood just wrapped up a great 2 days of socially d...
07/23/2020

CEO Heather Salazar, her daughter Cara and Regional Director Cory Smallwood just wrapped up a great 2 days of socially distanced meetings visiting BJC, Mercy and a VIP tour of the new SLU Hospital...it is gorgeous! Excited to help serve more clients with breast or gynecological cancer in 2020.

07/22/2020

PRG STL is thrilled to announce we were able to deliver 1,656 additional meals to our clients. We increased from 3 meals a week to 5 meals a week for our families fighting BOTH food insecurity and cancer during the beginning of the COVID pandemic thanks to the St. Louis Community Foundation, the Jefferson Foundation and other generous individual donors. Door delivery of meals is especially important since our clients have compromised immune systems. Thank you to our partners for making this possible!

These masks donated by volunteers from The St. Louis Modern Quilting Guild and a volunteer from The Gabriel Group are ma...
07/21/2020

These masks donated by volunteers from The St. Louis Modern Quilting Guild and a volunteer from The Gabriel Group are making us hungry! Thank you for your kindness and caring for our immunocompromised clients. They will be delivered in Thursday with meals in the St. Louis region.

PRG is thrilled to partner with Operation Food Search this summer to provide fresh produce to families fighting BOTH can...
07/16/2020

PRG is thrilled to partner with Operation Food Search this summer to provide fresh produce to families fighting BOTH cancer and food insecurity. Weekly, PRG volunteers are transporting high quality boxes of produce from the OFS warehouse to our kitchen. Our couriers from Arch Express deliver all PRG meals and are delivering the additional produce boxes free of charge. Collaboration in the time of COVID is especially important right now. Thank you to our partners and vendors. #operationfoodsearch #archexpress #feeding #cancersupport #covid19 #314together

JOIN US JUNE 30th 7-8 EASTERN TIME“Though family and friends are wonderful, they often unknowingly say the wrong thing i...
06/26/2020

JOIN US JUNE 30th 7-8 EASTERN TIME
“Though family and friends are wonderful, they often unknowingly say the wrong thing in an attempt to be supportive. They mean well, I assure you; they just can’t really understand the impact a cancer diagnosis has unless they have heard those words themselves. While doctors and other medical staff provide an immense amount of information about what to expect and when, they can only tell you about the experiences of other patients. That being said, having a peer, someone who has been where you are now, can help in many ways to guide, support, and maybe let you know those side effects you think you’re having aren’t your imagination. " - Victoria Rego⠀
JOIN PRG for their next VIRTUAL Coffee Talk Peer Support Event on the 30th.
Click the link to attend

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/june-30th-coffee-talk-survivor-squad-check-in-tickets-111179282226?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=post_old_publish&utm_content=EBLinkEvent&utm_term=fullLink

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