Oct 04 , 2021
Del Real Foods is grateful to be able to partner with local organizations who work hard to help fellow community members. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are working with Oklahoma Project Woman and the Pink Ribbon Place to help promote their services, educate community members, and donate a total of $2,000. Being able to contribute to their cause means that they can help provide more free breast cancer screenings, wigs, breast prosthesis, and counseling/support groups for women, men, and their families.
“About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.”
Throughout the month of October, look for ways to help spread Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing pink, donating to an organization near you, or volunteering. Together, we can help make a difference in our local communities. For more information regarding Oklahoma Project Woman and the Pink Ribbon Place please keep reading.
Oklahoma Project Woman
Oklahoma Project Woman is a statewide organization that provides free mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies and even lumpectomies and mastectomies. These services are provided to women and men at no charge. Each year, they help close to 4,000 women and approximately 40-50 are diagnosed with breast cancer. Oklahoma has the 2nd highest rate of uninsured residents in the nation! The need is great, and every donation allows them to help more patients who would not be able to afford proper medical attention otherwise. Oklahoma Project Woman provides access to breast health care that will facilitate the early diagnosis of breast cancer and decrease the mortality rate for uninsured women and men with limited income.
For ways to support, go to www.smile.amazon.com and choose Oklahoma Project Woman
To donate, please go to: https://www.oklahomaprojectwoman.org/donate/
For more information please visit: https://www.oklahomaprojectwoman.org/
Pink Ribbon Place, Riverside CA
Pink Ribbon Place, located in Riverside California, is proud to celebrate 12-years of helping women and men touched by cancer. Since 2006, the Pink Ribbon Place has made it their mission to build a cancer resource center that could help women and men with any of their breast cancer needs. The services they provide include, but are not limited to, diagnostic services, wigs, hats, bras, scarves, and support groups for both English and Spanish Riverside community members.
Through the careful stewardship of the Riverside Community Health Foundation, the resource center has expanded its programs to include strength building exercise classes such as lyengar yoga and Aquamotion, support groups for cervical cancer and metastatic cancer patients, hosting a nationally recognized program Look Good Feel Better that teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment, as well as hosting its annual SoCal Women’s Cancer Conference, which was designed to help women throughout the Southern California region touched by any form of cancer, explore ways to balance the mind, body and spirit outside of standard medical care.
Today, The Pink Ribbon Place offers over 1,200 services including over 500 products such as wigs and breast prosthesis per year to women, men, and their families throughout the community absolutely free of cost.
To donate, please go to: https://rchf.salsalabs.org/thepinkribbonplace/index.html
To participate in their Pink on Parade event, visit: www.pinkonparade.org
For more information, please visit: https://pink.rchf.org