Our Mission: From the moment of diagnosis through end of life, Project Pink’d, Inc. provides tools, resources and a strong network to strengthen and renew the mind, body and spirit of breast cancer survivors in Nebraska and Western Iowa. Learn more and get involved.
Each ribbon tied with love. Each inspirational message folded by hand. Project Pink’d, Inc. volunteers, many of which were survivors themselves, gathered to assemble over 200 Jars of Hope for breast cancer survivors in the community.
A different kind of prescription, the beautifully decorated Jars of Hope provide 31 days of inspirational messages to warm a survivors’ heart when they need it most.
With a pay-it-forward spirit, many of the volunteers gave back their time and talents on because-“It’s Personal.” One volunteer, a survivor, received a jar while going through treatment and wanted provide the same encouragement she felt to another going through a similar battle. Another young co-survivor, Shawn, lost her mother to breast cancer in 2001 when she was six years old. Yesterday was her mom’s birthday. She celebrated by making a difference, lending a hand to provide hope, one message at a time.
In 2017, Project Pink’d, Inc. distributed over 400 Jars of Hope, resulting in over 12,400 inspirational daily messages. With continued support from the community and volunteers, Project Pink’d, Inc. hopes to increase their distribution in 2018. Jars of Hope are distributed to individual survivors and healthcare facilities in Nebraska and Western Iowa.
Superior Honda and Acura of Omaha have customers saying “I’ve Been Pink’d!”
Long time supporters and partners of Project Pink’d, Superior Honda and Acura of Omaha have done it again, raising a combined total of $ 10,600 in October for the local nonprofit! They achieved all this through their 5th annual I’ve been Pink’d campaign. Excitement and awareness were also increased around the great programs Project Pink’d provides to communities in Nebraska and Western Iowa.
For customers who purchased a new or used vehicle during October, the dealerships made a $50.00 contribution for each to the local organization whose goal is Helping Survivors Thrive after a breast cancer diagnosis. Project Pink’d volunteers were on hand each Saturday to represent the programs that have made such a difference in their lives and to congratulate customers who had just been Pink’d with a purchase. Smiles were everywhere!
The reality of cancer hits close to home for dealership owner, Kevin Woodard. “With my own experience of having throat cancer and my New Car Sales Manager, Kathy Jo, passing away from breast cancer, I take cancer personally. I know there are support groups out there, but when this idea was brought to me, I loved the idea. I saw what Project Pink’d does for survivors and thought this was a great partnership opportunity.”
Project Pink’d is honored to share in the journey with community sponsors such as Superior Honda and Acura of Omaha. They share a common goal of impacting the lives of local breast cancer survivors. With these partnerships, Project Pink’d will continue to make a difference, right here at home!
Through their passion and commitment, Noel and Shannon Ginsburg of West Omaha Martial Arts are making a difference in Omaha. Both are Second Degree Black Belts and they strive to instill a “never give up” attitude through their training. During the month of October 2017, WOMA, their students, and families shared this mission with a $1,500 contribution to Project Pink’d!
The school encouraged all to participate in this effort. “Every year we sell pink items; belts, t-shirts and the like and we also collect and donate the proceeds from trials to the cause. It becomes a virtuous cycle as more and more families decide to participate. It’s the right thing to do," says Noel.
Noel indicates “West Omaha Martial Arts collects for many causes, but this one is growing in importance to us. Over the last two years breast cancer has touched very close to our home. Both my wife’s mother and sister have been diagnosed and have undergone treatment for breast cancer." Shannon’s sister became aware of Project Pink’d and their role with helping survivors thrive locally. As a result, the Ginsburgs knew they wanted to help. The check was presented to Project Pink’d at a Belt Ceremony so as many families as possible could be present. Shannon’s sister also received a Project Pink’d Jar of Hope during the presentation. Noel shared, "Our vision is to grow this annually and become a major partner with Project Pink’d."
We can’t wait to see what they will do!
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