Archive for September 2016 | Monthly archive page
EVERY month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Provision Project. EVERY month we receive applications from women who need help paying their bills while fighting breast cancer. Funding is needed EVERY month to help. We need your help!
Five dollars. Most of us spend five dollars without blinking. At the coffee shop. At a convenience store. At a fast food restaurant. At the drug store. Five dollars. It’s not a lot, right?
So can we ask you to donate at least $5 a month for the next year? If you do …. and if others do …. we will be able to help more women at higher levels of assistance. Many small donations can have BIG IMPACT!
Our goal is to get 500 new donors who will give a minimum of $5 per month for a year this October. Please help us reach this goal so more women can be helped in the upcoming year!
by Rashida Willard, Executive Director
The first eighteen months of Provision Project have been remarkable because of supporters like you! Thanks to one of our committed donors, we are strengthening our infrastructure with a system that will allow us to communicate with you more. Look for regular newsletters like this one to learn how your generous donations are impacting women in active treatment for breast cancer.
It was around Christmas when I found the lump. I was 34 years young and enjoying the wonderful life I had. No one in my family had cancer, so I would be okay, right? The holidays were full of tests and pokes and doctors’ appointments (more…)
A huge THANK YOU to The Standard for hosting the 2016 Volunteer Fair. Provision Project’s Executive Director Rashida Willard and Treasurer Michelle LaLonde were privileged to be a part of the fair and met so many survivors and family of survivors! We appreciate everyone that stopped by to hear about all the great things Provision Project is doing and how you can help support our mission!
Mark your calendars! Provision Project is partnering with Fisher’s Landing Burgerville in Vancouver, Washington, on Sunday, October 23, 2016.
Burgerville is giving 10% of their profits from 5pm to 8pm to Provision Project to help provide financial relief to women in active treatment for breast cancer.
Please come out and have dinner, meet Provision Project staff, and enjoy a great night with us! The location is 16416 SE McGillivray Blvd, Vancouver, WA. We look forward to seeing you there!
Pinktober approaches. The country is about to go nuts for PINK.
Most women with breast cancer still seem to like or love pink. Many think of it as a color of honor. Of courage. Most are grateful for the embracing of pink, especially in October, because it means more women are getting mammograms and doing their self-exams. More women are being diagnosed early, which means lives are being saved.
Some women with breast cancer have fallen out of love with pink. Because it represents The Beast. It’s a constant reminder of the cancer that crept up on them and took over their life.
There seems to be an awareness growing, however, (more…)
Susie Turrey is a breast cancer survivor who wanted to share her breast cancer journey with us. We thank her for telling her story.
Susie writes, “My breast cancer journey was not only an emotional, physical and spiritual experience, it was a financial journey as well. I’ve written about my journey on my blog, but today I want to talk about the cost of cancer care, even with good insurance. Now that treatment’s almost a year ago, I can talk about money.”
Breast Cancer Journey: The Cost Of Cancer Care (more…)
by Jan James, Founder
On August 28, 2016, Provision Project hosted our first-ever “Bowling for Boobies” event in Mesa, AZ.
Volunteers got to the AMF Mesa Lanes early to help set up raffle prizes, prayer bears and “booby cupcakes,” all to help raise money for women in active treatment for breast cancer.
Then all of a sudden, it happened.
It was definitely an (more…)
Final post in a series on Life After Cancer.
by Lynne Hartke
When my husband was in college, he and a group of friends went spelunking in an undeveloped cave near Columbia, Missouri called Devil’s Icebox.
Unbeknownst to them, while they spent hours exploring the the 6.25 miles of underground passages, it had started raining. When they attempted to return to the entrance, through a narrow tunnel where they had to meander like snakes on their bellies, they noticed the water was rising.
The only place to gasp for air was when there was a break in the rocks in the ceiling. An air pocket. In the scramble to get out of the narrow section and save their lives, all the lights in their carbide head lamps got drenched.
Their lights extinguished.