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.
Volunteers with Project Pink’d, an Omaha-based nonprofit dedicated to helping cancer patients, assembled and delivered 250 chemotherapy, surgical and radiation kits on June 5 to Nebraska and western Iowa hospitals and medical centers.
Project Pink'd Healing Hearts volunteers were featured as Picture of the Day on The Morning Blend.
Lymphedema is a chronic disease caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system and results in disfiguring swelling in one or more parts of the body. Due to the rising costs of healthcare and/or the lack of coverage for Medicare patients, Project Pink’d has seen an increase in demand for assistance in the management of this disease and is pleased to announce the launch of their new Lymphedema Program.
According to Cynthia Sturgeon, Founder & President of Project Pink’d, “As a result of breast cancer treatment, many breast cancer survivors are faced with lymphedema as a life-long disease which can cause limited mobility, pain, and even infection. We are excited to offer a well-rounded program that provides education, support and tools to manage the disease and empower women to live their best life in spite of lymphedema.”
The Lymphedema Program is intended to be comprehensive and approach the disease from many facets and is open to all breast cancer survivors in the hope that the tools provided can also minimize the risk of developing the disease. Program elements include Helping Hands Grant Funds to assist the under/un-insured breast cancer survivor receive the necessary treatment that is customized for them, Bi-Annual Educational & Experiential Workshops which will provide education, support and tools to manage the disease and Weekly Movement Classes (Lebed Method & Tai-Chi). Classes are led by Lori Buckley, OTR/L-Certified Occupational Therapist and offered outside of a “clinical” setting.
The first Bi-Annual Workshop will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 1:00pm-5:00 pm|Natural Therapy, 1219 Leavenworth, Omaha, NE 68102. There are still a few spots available and those interested may register online at www.projectpinkd.org.
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