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Breast Cancer Awareness 2022: Our pink team — Thriving Pink


Oct 12, 2022

We invite you to join the Thriving Pink Team which is dedicated to helping breast cancer survivors thrive. Serving Yolo County, we provide a compassionate network of support and resources in partnership with the community. Our volunteers come from all different background — community leaders, business owners, health professionals — and those diagnosed with breast cancer. Thriving Pink is volunteer-driven and the leading nonprofit in Yolo County with this steadfast mission.

Core programs include Mentoring Pink with support groups, health and wellness workshops and pink peer mentors. Granting Pink provides financial grants to help with immediate and essential needs. Partnering Pink partners with local businesses, organizations and individuals to further our mission and programs. Until there is a cure, we will continue to work together to make a difference in the lives of those that are battling this disease.

“I am honored to serve as a strong advocate for this community,” said Joni Rubin, Chair of the Thriving Pink Board. “No one should go through breast cancer alone. It is so personally rewarding to serve as a Pink Peer to many, lead our outreach efforts and support our mentorship programs.”

“Thriving Pink is a volunteer-driven organization,” said Leslie Hunter, Thriving Pink Executive Director. “We truly appreciate our dedicated board and committee members: Joni Rubin, Kelly Currywood, Denise Rose, Gayle Barry, Andrea Mayer, Dr. Alicia Silva, Martha Ozonoff, Katie Minke, Holly Davis Rodriguez, Rose Cholewinski, Linda Dunn, Sandy Walsh, Emma Hunter, Patti Hadrava, Lori Walters, Mara Lindsay, Emma Hunter, Sue Peri, Mary Yin Liu and many others. Several are breast cancer survivors who know first-hand how this diagnosis impacts the family and loved ones. ”

A special thank you to our amazing community partners who sustain our mission and programs. Platinum Pink — Davis Firefighters Local 3494, Jim and Lucinda Childress, Harris and Mary Liu/Woodland McDonald’s and the George and Lena Valente Foundation. Hot Pink — Black Bear Diner Davis, Jeremy Brooks/Brooks Painting, JoAnn Stodden, Kathleen and Paul Hart, Michael and Mary Millie, Vandergriff Brent Family Fund, Zumbathon Team and in Memory of Adrienne Anderson. Bright Pink — Aggie Ace Hardware, Davis Ace Hardware, Guneet and Bubbly Bajwa, The Chan Family, Davis Enterprise, Kim Eichorn, Patty and Dave Krueger/Greiner Heating and Air, NorthBay Healthcare, Anthony and LaRease Profaci/Colavita, Robert Wiebe and Joni Rubin, Lori Schilling-Davis, Jim and Colleen Schneider, Sinor Mengali Group at Guild Mortgage, CC and Regina Yin/The Yin Ranch, In Memory of Cindy Ditler and In Memory of Ann Murray Paige.

Many supporters give to honor friends, family members and loved ones. “I serve as a volunteer and donate to Thriving Pink because it is truly a local nonprofit organization which directly helps individuals and families impacted by this disease,” said Mara Lindsay. “I am also a breast cancer survivor/thriver, and it means so much to me to be able to help others through this difficult journey.”

Board members, volunteers and supporters are also excited to share the announcement of the new Thriving Pink Office and Community Room, located on the first floor at 501 Second St. in Davis. The location features a kitchen, two interior office spaces, a spacious living room and reception area for community workshops and meetings, and a large TV for hybrid gatherings. The Pink Team is also planning to include a resource library and a therapist/counselor at the location who specializes in helping those impacted by breast cancer.

“This is truly a passion project to honor the legacy of so many individuals and families who care about Thriving Pink’s mission and this wonderful community,” said Mary and Harris Liu, the new owners of the building.

To join the Pink Team and support Thriving Pink’s programs and events, please visit or email

— Thriving Pink Board of Directors

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