Project Pink’d, Inc. is a volunteer-powered charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping survivors thrive by supporting the mind, body and spirit of those diagnosed with breast cancer in Nebraska and Western Iowa. Learn more and get involved.
Project Pink'd Founder & President, Cynthia Sturgeon and One Staff Medical's, Todd Livingston, talk about the upcoming Pink'd Ribbon Open. Hear Todd's story about his personal connection to breast cancer and how he and his company are helping survivors in our local community by hosting a golf tournament, with proceeds benefiting Project Pink'd.
Saturdays in the showrooms were filled with the hustle and bustle of Pink’d this past October. Thriving volunteers (and co-survivors) proudly took “I’ve Been Pink’d” pictures with employees and new car owners and thanked the community for supporting survivors, just like them.
Superior Honda and Acura of Omaha graciously donated $50 to Project Pink’d, Inc. for every new and used vehicle sold at their dealerships. The 4th year for this community partnership, Project Pink’d is grateful for the ongoing support of our mission and the many survivors their generosity impacts.
On December 1, Project Pink’d volunteers gathered at both dealerships to accept checks totaling over $12,000 from the I’ve Been Pink’d initiative. The donation will be used to support the many programs Project Pink’d provides to survivors in Nebraska and Western Iowa.
“As a Pink'd volunteer, it is always a highlight to spend a few hours on a Saturday in October at either one of these dealerships. Whether it's volunteering on a Saturday or participating in the check presentation, witnessing the generosity and dedication Superior Honda and Acura of Omaha has shown to Project Pink’d is by far one of my favorite traditions. Leaving that evening, with checks in hand, a resounding "See you next year!" could be heard from employees, which was music to our ears,” exclaimed Debbie Poss, Project Pink’d Thriver and Volunteer.
Thanksgiving, that time of year when we express our gratitude for all the blessings we have received. For 51 breast cancer survivors who participated our new program, Care to Share Thanksgiving, that day of gratitude came early. Whether fighting the battle physically, financially, or as many breast cancer survivors do, emotionally, getting through the season of thanksgiving can be a real challenge.
Upon arriving, the guests received a warm welcome and were served a delicious meal by volunteers of Project Pink’d. The food was catered by Whole Foods and prepared by the hospital staff at the Nebraska Medicine Bellevue facility. The two-hour luncheon was interspersed with fun games and inspiring stories from fellow breast cancer survivors who shared a clear message-no matter where they are on their journey, there is always something to be grateful for. What began with the look of uncertainty on many faces soon evolved into the realization that we are all in this together and do not have to travel the journey alone.
The program concluded with our very own Oprah, Project Pink’d Founder and President, Cynthia Sturgeon presenting each guest with a copy of her favorite thing, “The Next Chapter”-a book filled with encouraging stories and beautiful photos of our newly crowned ambassadors. Other Pink’d items were also handed out as a heartwarming reminder to survivors that Project Pink’d is always there for them. And finally, thanks to our wonderful donors, each attendee received a box filled with a complete Thanksgiving meal to take home and share with their families, which will require minimal preparation on their part.
The smiles and hugs shared as the boxes were loaded into their vehicles was testament that a unity of sisterhood was formed and each guest left with tools to ensure their Thanksgiving will be filled with reasons to be thankful.
Survivor and Care to Share Thanksgiving recipient, Michelle K. expressed her gratitude, “Just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful Thanksgiving dinner that you honored us with yesterday. The food was delicious, but more importantly the aura of hope that filled the room was amazing. It is so helpful and inspirational to hear other women' s stories of courage and strength. Thank you also for the Whole Foods box. It will help me out a great deal as I am hosting Thanksgiving. I am at 15 of 33 radiation treatments and hope to be a contributing survivor to your organization very soon.”
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