Going Beyond the Pink, our regions only comprehensive survivorship wellness program that provides workshops, one-on-one support and financial assistance free of charge to the breast cancer community would like to acknowledge all the support they received during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
We received many wonderful donations ranging from $25 to nearly $15,000. A special thanks to Wilmington Christian Academy’s Patriots for Pink 2019 who teamed up with the Lindsay M. Benton Foundation and made a donation of $6,325! The annual Run for The Ta Ta’s with Go Time Race Management raised funds for 3 local organizations and Going Beyond the Pink received $2,500. Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club raised nearly $15,000 hosting their annual Breast Cancer Golf Tournament! Carolina Shores Golf and Country Club held a golf tournament raising close to $3,000. Several area Walmarts donated a total of $3,750. The Isaac Bear Early High School, Women’s Empowerment Through Education group held a pumpkin painting contest, Apple Annie’s sold pink ribbon cookies, Clary Hollow donated $1 from every natural deodorant sold in October, Archer Healthcare held a 50/50 raffle, various friends created Facebook donation campaigns, and Dr. Phillips Orthodontics patients went pink with their braces to support the work of Going Beyond the Pink in our local community. Bodies in Balance Physical Therapy, Omnistar Financial, Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, Wilma Magazine, Wilmington Surgical Associates, Social House Vodka, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Coastal Beverage, the Branch Family, Comfort Keepers, Griswold Home Care, Goodrich Architecture, Mr. Bartender, Rena Giles Ruby Ribbon, New Hanover Senior Center and Krispie Crème Donuts all supported the Bust-a-Move for Breast Cancer Dance Party.
These most generous donations will be used to support breast cancer patients on their journey to wellness, healing, coping and survival through Going Beyond the Pink’s “Awareness to Impact Initiative.” The initiative includes “The Hub” resource center, Thrive program and Ambassador program. “The Hub” engages those newly diagnosed and already in treatment with a variety of emotional and physical support resources that are essential coping mechanisms to one’s wellbeing, self-respect, self-image and sense of belonging. These items include care bags distributed at the time of diagnosis, bra and prosthetic fittings, wigs, nipple reconstruction referrals and a resource library where one can learn about medical and complimentary wellness choices.
“We are grateful for all of donors and supporters throughout the year, whether you are volunteering your time or making a monetary contribution you are making a positive impact on our community,” Cindy Anzalotti, Executive Director of Going Beyond the Pink says. “We work with some individuals that have no or little insurance and try to finds way to ease their emotional and financial burdens. These gifts enhance our abilities to serve more women and men that have been stricken with this relentless disease.”
About Going Beyond the Pink
Going Beyond the Pink’s mission is to offer free access to: needed support resources, health and wellness education, individual and family support and financial assistance to the breast cancer community. Going Beyond the Pink’s educational and supportive resources are easily accessible, compassionate and readily available to individuals and families stricken by this life-threatening disease.
More information: Cindy@GoingBeyondthePink.org or www.goingbeyondthepink.org