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.

Project Pink'd continues to address the REAL issues breast cancer survivors face after a diagnosis-including lymphedema.
We are proud of our continued partnership with Methodist Hospital and pleased the Partner Grant Project Pink'd awarded to them is being used to provide lymphedema garments to Medicare breast cancer patients, like Anne.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank Project Pink’d for their generosity for paying and providing lymphedema garments. I have suffered from this debilitating disease since 1998 after having a mastectomy with eleven nodes removed on my left side. Unfortunately, over the years, it has become necessary that I wear custom garments to keep my lymphedema under some control. I live on social security and these garments are way beyond my income. I am so grateful that I have been able to obtain the appropriate garments through your program.” Anne

The event hosted by Nebraska Medicine and Project Pink'd, will be back for a second year on April 17. It's open to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer or those at high risk for developing the disease.

Unique Program to Educate Newly Diagnosed Women on Surgical Options

Women facing a breast cancer diagnosis may initially feel helpless. But a unique event at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Center aims to empower them to make informed and personal choices about their surgical options. BARE: Breast Awareness Reconstruction Event includes discussion on lumpectomy, mastectomy and reconstruction with Nebraska Medicine surgeons. Women who attend will also meet face to face with cancer survivors. Those cancer survivors will serve as live models to share their own surgical results and discuss their experiences fighting cancer.

Nebraska Medicine is teaming up with local breast cancer non-profit organization Project Pink’d to offer the event for the second time.

“At Project Pink'd, it's more than a ribbon, it's personal.” says Cynthia Sturgeon, the organization’s founder and president. “It is important for every breast cancer patient to be informed of their options throughout their journey. BARE provides access to vital resources in a thoughtful, personal and intimate setting and we are proud to be a part of this event.”

Women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer or those at high risk for developing breast cancer are encouraged to attend. Family members and supporters are welcome, but only breast cancer patients will meet with the models. Programming on support and coping will be available for family members and friends while patients meet with the models. Those who plan to attend should RSVP to Haley Armstrong at 402.552.2249 or harmstrong@nebraskamed.com prior to Monday, April 8th.

WHAT: Educational event for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer or those at high risk for developing breast cancer
WHEN: Wednesday, April 17th from 6 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
OTHER: RSVP Date for the event is April 8th.

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