Dec 4, 2022
The application period for Thriving Pink’s annual Granting Pink program is now open.
Founded in 2016, Thriving Pink is a volunteer driven organization that focuses on supporting local breast cancer patients and survivors through a mentorship program, financial grants, workshops and renewal retreats. Volunteers also put together comfort bags for newly diagnosed patients that include items such as heart pillows to help after breast surgery and hand-knitted hats.
Thriving Pink’s program Granting Pink provides financial grants of up to $1,500 to assist the Yolo County breast cancer community with immediate and direct needs.
In 2022, Thriving Pink awarded $64,000 in financial assistance with individual grants to 35 local breast cancer survivors. Since the program’s inception five years ago, over $191,000 in total awards have been provided, according to the organization’s website.
“These financial grants are used at the recipient’s discretion for important needs, such as medical and prescription co-pays, care providers, counseling, wellness programs, rent, groceries, and transportation,” Joni Rubin, Board of Directors chair, wrote in an email.
The grant application period will be open until Jan. 31. Anyone diagnosed with breast cancer who lives in Yolo County and has not received a prior grant from Thriving Pink can apply. Applications are available in English and Spanish on Thriving Pink’s website.
Applications can also be downloaded and emailed to email@example.com or mailed to Thriving Pink, PO Box 72314, Davis CA 96517.
Grants will be awarded the weekend of March 11-12, 2023.
For more information or to fill out an application, visit https://www.thrivingpink.org/granting-pink.