LEMONS TO LEMONADE:
IT’S WHAT PINK LEMONADE PROJECT DOES!
Whether you or a family member is recently diagnosed, in treatment, recovery, survivorship, or facing an advanced diagnosis, Pink Lemonade Project has thought about you.
Research shows that patients with a breast cancer diagnosis who have strong friendships and community connections have a lower risk of a recurrence, lower risk of a breast cancer-specific mortality, and a lower risk of total mortality. In fact, our programs were developed with close cooperation of our healthcare partners and are designed to support you during your treatment and recovery. We want to offer a community and help you live a vibrant life.
Programs Designed for You
SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON RECOVERY
Pink Practicalities is the financial aid and assistance program of Pink Lemonade Project. Focusing on those women who live and/or receive care in Clark County, Washington, we offer financial assistance for essential items that are not covered by health insurance or that may be needed for important quality of life issues. We will consider requests from the Portland metro area. Requests must be submitted by a healthcare professional and will be considered based on financial need of the patient. Click here for more information and here for the online application.
HELP CHILDREN COPE
WITH JILL’S BOOK BANK
The Jill’s Book Bank project of Pink Lemonade Project includes a curated list of books to help explain a cancer diagnosis to children. The collection includes books for very young children to adolescents. The program is generously funded by a bequest from the estate of Vancouver-native, former elementary school teacher, Jill Garrow. We are currently expanding this list to include titles in Spanish and Russian.
YOUNG SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP
TACKLES SPECIAL ISSUES
The Zest support group is specifically for young women survivors who face additional challenges with a breast cancer diagnosis. This group is led by a Pink Lemonade Project board member who is also a survivor and is offered monthly on the third Tuesday each month. Currently, The group is gathering together by a zoom video conference.
What We Are Best Known For
FIND A MENTOR
WITH PINK PEERS
For newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, those in active treatment, and survivors and beyond can request being connected to a Pink Peer mentor. Trained by professional social workers, these peer advocates are here to encourage individuals along their journey, and do not provide medical advice. If you are interested in a mentor, please submit a request through our website.
STAY INVOLVED & MOTIVATED
WITH PINK LINK EVENTS
Pink Link gatherings allow those affected by breast cancer to come together for a variety of events including hearing topics of interest from content experts, engaging in art activities, and/or participating in family socials. New events are added regularly on Pink Lemonade Project’s website, Facebook and Instagram pages so check back often.
WITH GROUP FITNESS EVENTS
This program include walks and other fitness activities around Clark County and the Portland Metro area. Past events have included outdoor hikes on local trails and in parks. Also, Pink Lemonade Project has offered rock climbing, spinning, yoga and Barre3 classes. As we shift to a virtual format for these fitness classes, the dates and locations will be posted and promoted on the Pink Lemonade Project Facebook page, Instagram, and website.
GET AWAY & RECHARGE
WITH REVIVE RETREATS
Three-day retreats at the Menucha Retreat Center in the Columbia Gorge. Facilitated by oncology social workers, these retreats have now expanded over the years and serve recent survivors, long-term survivors, couples, and those with advanced or metastatic breast cancer. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are unable to host these events until it is safe to do so again. Keep an eye on our calendar for updates or contact us at email@example.com for the most current schedule.