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Applications open for Thriving Pink grant program


Dec 23, 2023

Local nonprofit Thriving Pink is now accepting grant applications for their Granting Pink Program.

Granting Pink provides grants for individuals being treated for breast cancer in Yolo County, supplying direct support for immediate and essential needs including medical care, rent, groceries, treatment and prescriptions.

According to their website, Thriving Pink awarded $64,000 to 35 local breast cancer survivors last year. Since 2017, Granting Pink has helped over 200 individuals.

“I am so proud of our Yolo county community which ensures Thriving Pink can continue to do this good work,” said Rose Cholewinski, Granting Pink chair and owner of SwimAmerica-Davis in a press release. “We have distributed a total of over $260,000 to help many in Yolo County who are fighting this disease that has taken too many loved ones.”

Individual grant applications are now available on the website at in English and Spanish, and can be submitted until Jan. 31, 2024. Individuals can also nominate a friend, neighbor or family member, and fill out the straightforward application on their behalf.

“The generosity and personal support provided for those of us who receive these generous gifts makes Thriving Pink unique in this community,” said Martha Ozonoff, a past grant recipient who volunteers her time as a Thriving Pink board member to help the community.

Tatum Clinton-Selin, another grant recipient, had just moved to the area from the East Coast, away from her family, when she found a lump during a self-exam. “I was not even old enough for a mammogram when I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in March 2021,” Clinton-Selin shared. “In the past eighteen months, I went through surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. I am thankful for Thriving Pink and the great support from this caring community.”

Thriving Pink also provides Pink Peers for newly diagnosed women, and open workshops facilitated and led by medical providers and other professionals:

Pink Speaker Series: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., 2nd and 4th Monday each month. Virtual Workshops with topics including wellness, treatment options, and support group settings.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 6. Facilitated in-person by Pam Cordano MFT with group sessions at the Thriving Pink Office & Community Room (501 2nd St., Davis Downtown)

For more events, visit the website calendar at and RSVP to

Donations can be made in honor or memory of a loved one at, or a check can be mailed to Thriving Pink, P.O. Box 72314, Davis, CA 95617.

If you or someone you know would like to volunteer or needs support for a diagnosis of breast cancer, please contact Thriving Pink at

“Until there is a cure, Thriving Pink is committed to its vision that no one will go through breast cancer alone,” said the press release. “Together, we are building a stronger community. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season, and a bright and healthy New Year.”

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