Mar 7, 2023
Thriving Pink recently hosted an open house to celebrate the launch of ProspeROSA, a program aimed at providing outreach and support to the Latino and Spanish speaking breast cancer community.
Founded in 2016, Thriving Pink is a volunteer-driven organization in Yolo County that focuses on supporting local breast cancer patients and survivors through programs, financial grants, workshops and renewal retreats.
“ProspeROSA aims to provide culturally appropriate education, mentoring and resources in Spanish,” said Alicia Silva, ProspeROSA lead and board member. “We are excited to welcome our Latino community to the new office as a their office and home base.”
Thriving Pink board members welcomed the community to their Davis office on Saturday for the event, connecting breast cancer Thrivers (“Guerreras” or Warriors) and supportive community members.
“It was a beautiful event,” Silva said. “Thrivers were given hand fans with personalized inspirational messages and a rose to signify ProspeROSA.”
The Thriving Pink Office and Community Room, which will now serve as the home to ProspeROSA, recently celebrated its official opening with a ribbon cutting in December. The headquarters, located at 501 2nd St. in Davis, serves as a place for individuals to connect, build community, check out books and other resources in Spanish or English and participate in programs, according to Board of Directors Chair Joni Rubin.
Thriving Pink received funding for ProspeROSA through the Yolo County American Rescue Plan Mini Grants Program. These small grants allocated by supervisors were awarded to programs or projects that provide for a community benefit, offering opportunities within each district separate from the county’s larger ARP allocation process. Sheila Allen, deputy to District 4 Supervisor Jim Provenza, was in attendance at the open house and spoke about the importance of ProspeROSA.