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.

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Survivors support survivors in our community and it makes us smile! Kelly Konen shared this special photo with WOWT 6 News. It's personal at Project Pink'd where breast cancer survivors know how to give back. Together, they hand wrote 250 notes to recipients of their Healing Hearts Radiation, Surgical & Chemo kits.
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Leader in the Spotlight-Cynthia Sturgeon
Leader in the Spotlight-Cynthia Sturgeon

Our Most Inspiring Volunteer. Our Most Inspiring Leader. Our Most Inspiring Hero.

Meet Cynthia Sturgeon, Founder of Project Pink'd and Board of Directors President

When the spotlight searches to illuminate Cynthia, it must expand and divide to cover the many interests she has, people she cares for and the special person she strives to be. A self-made, up by the bootstraps, college educated business professional from humble, Christian beginnings, she is a life-long learner. Cynthia embraced education as a step up in life, she made VP at WEST before the age of 40.

She continues to seek and embrace challenges and learning every day in everything she does. So it is, and was, with founding and driving Project Pink’d. When breast cancer was discovered on her 40th birthday, it redirected her focus to understanding the challenges it presents so she could make the right choices for her and her family. Never a victim, always a fighter she researched and planned with doctors, nurses, and family and settled on a plan to treat her version of the disease. Discovering and learning about the ins and outs of treatment and side effects, she developed a passion to help others more easily navigate through the experiences she had endured. Her eyes were opened to the challenges faced by survivors that no one seemed to be addressing.

Cynthia founded Project Pink’d as a vehicle to close the gaps she saw in support that people face with the onset of breast cancer. She remains involved because she believes there’s more to do and more to learn about how to help others thrive beyond a cancer diagnosis. The programs Project Pink’d employs each address issues she and her team either experienced personally or uncovered while embracing and helping those impacted by breast cancer and the side-effects of treatment.

Cynthia is a strong Christian woman, who loves her family, REALLY loves her dog and is fueled by the learnings acquired by thriving every day.

American National Bank Named Presenting Sponsor of Project Pink'd EXPOSED VO1CE 8th Annual Benefit
American National Bank Named Presenting Sponsor of Project Pink'd EXPOSED VO1CE 8th Annual Benefit

Project Pink’d is proud to announce, American National Bank as the Presenting Sponsor for their upcoming EXPOSED Annual Benefit. The second year as Presenting Sponsor of the event,  American National Bank has joined forces with the organization in an effort to help support breast cancer survivors in our local community.

“We are elated to, once again, have American National Bank as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 EXPOSED Annual Benefit. Their support has been consistent and they have made the gracious choice to grow with us. American National Bank not only made the decision to financially support Project Pink'd and the breast cancer survivors in our community, but they proudly volunteer their time and talents throughout the year. Guests will see their bright and friendly faces when they check-in at the benefit. We are honored to accept their generous support and are proud to partner with them in our efforts to support the survivors in the communities we serve,” said Cynthia Sturgeon, Project Pink’d Founder & President. 

The Project Pink'd EXPOSED:VO1CE 8th Annual Benefit, will be held at the Hilton Downtown Omaha Grand Ballroom on Friday, August 18.

Supporters and survivors are invited to this magical celebration of hope, inspiration and survivorship as Project Pink’d honors those diagnosed with breast cancer. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, Gift of Hope Program, Silent and Live Auction, Breast Cancer Survivor Ceremony and the most anticipated moment of the evening, the revealing of thriving survivors like you’ve never seen before. Embracing their What’s Raised Here Stays Here philosophy, all proceeds from the evening will directly benefit survivors in NE and Western IA. Tickets are now on sale at

“American National Bank is proud to serve as the Presenting Sponsor for the Project Pink’d event again this year. The partnership between our organization and Project Pink’d continues to grow and we are honored to help support their mission of supporting the many women and men affected by the disease financially, emotionally and physically. Many of our employees look forward to volunteering their time each year in support of the event at the Bank/Guest Check-In. explained Wende Kotouc- Executive Co-Chairman, American National Bank.

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