Why Donate Your Tax Refund?

Breast Cancer Charities, iGoPink Blog, Uncategorized No Comments

Tax refund check with the words Your Money arrives in your mailb

How are you planning to spend this year’s tax refund? As you know, there are several ways you can spend your refund: a shopping spree, a new car, an expensive vacation… But before you rush to the mall or book that trip, read how you can instead use your refund to help others, make a difference, and plan to make deductions on next year’s tax return.

Help Others

Sharing even a portion of your refund with a charitable organization or cause that you are passionate about, such as The Breast Cancer Charities of America, will be helping others who truly need and will be directly impacted by your help.

By donating to The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) you are helping support women battling breast cancer, supporting program services that focus on Prevention, Research, Education, Survival, and Support, and joining the fight to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease.

Make a Difference

With your generosity – no matter how big or small – your donation to BCCA is making a difference! But, how exactly does your donation make a difference?

You are impacting the lives of breast cancer patients currently going through treatment and struggling financially to pay their growing pile of bills. The Help Now Fund, one of BCCA’s program services, provides emergency financial assistance for past due rent and utility bills to these women and is funded by people just like you.

Your donation of…
$30 can pay for the water bill for a woman going through breast cancer
$50 pays to keep the heat on and house warm during the cold winter months
$250 pays for an average past-due electric bill
$500 helps to pay for the rent of a patient going through breast cancer

You are also helping women to be educated, informed and empowered about preventing and surviving breast cancer!
$15 donation pays for a Feeling Beautiful Again tote and educational information to be sent to a patient going through breast cancer
$20 pays for the tools for 4 students in our iGoPink Educational Workshop Program
$1,000 underwrites the quarterly training of our iGoPink Ambassador Program and educational materials

…and much more
$10 donation can send $1,300 of medical goods/medicines to breast cancer patients through our medical missions program service
• Learn more about how we put your gifts to work through BCCA’s program servicesAdult EducationHelp Now FundFeeling Beautiful AgainUniversity EducationNon-Invasive Breast Cancer Research & EducationMedical MissionsCards of Hope

Tax Deductible

Not only are you helping others and making a difference, but did you know your donation is also tax deductible? You are able to deduct charitable contributions of money or property made to qualified organizations, such as BCCA, if you itemize your deductions.

Yes, the Breast Cancer Charities of America is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. A donation to BCCA can be made online at donate.thebreastcancercharities.org/donateigopink
To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep a copy of your receipt of your donation for your records. Once your online donation to BCCA is processed, we will send you an email with your donation receipt.

So… how will you be spending this year’s tax refund?

Donate now to The Breast Cancer Charities of America and you will help support women battling breast cancer, support program services that focus on Prevention, Research, Education, Survival, and Support, and join the fight to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Thank you for your support and generosity!



The Pink 5k: Early Bird Registration through March 31

iGoPink Blog, iGoPink News No Comments

Time is running out to get your Early-Bird Registration for The Pink 5k which is coming back to The Woodlands on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Now through March 31, registration is only $30 per person and $20 for children for The Pink 5k, being held in Creekside Park. Registration can be completed at www.ThePink5k.com

“This years event is so unique as it’s on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend” said Erica Tullis, Founder and Executive Director of race beneficiary, The Breast Cancer Charities of America. “What better way to kick off Mother’s Day weekend than by celebrating your mom and running or walking The Pink 5k!”

The Pink 5k run/walk race will start at 8:30am and the one mile loop, where wheelchairs, dogs and strollers are welcome, will start at 8:45am. Last year The Pink 5k was a sell out event and the team expects the same for 2015.

Additional event sponsors include, Luke’s Locker, Ventura EMS, Villa Sport, AirNow, SpeedPro Imaging, Green Bank, Waste Connections, Reviewit Magazine, LIVING, Brooklyn Bagel, CostCo, StateFarm Insurance-Caley Baillio, Community Impact, Tara Flannery Photography, 99.1 SUNNY, Stori Brie Photography, Erin Garcia Photography and ConnexionW.

Proceeds from event goes to help The Breast Cancer Charities of America’s mission to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening illness and to directly help women to prevent & survive breast cancer through their numerous program services.

Sponsorship opportunities remain. For questions or to get involved with The Pink 5k, contact us at 936.231.8460 or Info@iGoPink.org



Help Now Fund Info

iGoPink Blog, iGoPink News Comments Off


If you are a breast cancer patient who is in need of financial assistance with rent or utilities while you are undergoing treatment, look no further.

Please fill out a Help Now Fund application and have your SOCIAL WORKER or NURSE send us the application!  If you qualify we will pay up to $500 of your rent or utility bills!

NOTE: Applications submitted by patients themselves will not be accepted.

We will start accepting the September applications from September 1 -7.

Get your application HERE!






Behind The Curtain At BCCA!

iGoPink Blog, iGoPink News No Comments

front entrance

Today we thought it would be fun to bring you a “Behind the scenes” type of look at BCCA’s motto and inspirational mission. The Breast Cancer Charities of America, better known as “BCCA” was founded in 2009. For the past 4 years we have continued to grow and flourish within our local community and beyond. Our most recent event, the Pink 5k was a tremendous success, and we ended up raising significantly more than we had projected! As we prepare and look towards our other future events, we’re reminded of our mission here.  Our mission at BCCA is shown  below:

 

Mission Statement

The Breast Cancer Charities of America exists to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening illness.  We bring together organizations representing all health and social service disciplines in the commitment to establish new and unprecedented levels of effectiveness in research, education, advocacy and support.  BCCA is the only non-profit bringing the ‘integrated cancer care’ message to women of America.

For us, as a team we have chosen to make it our daily mission to be the difference in someone’s life and work towards a goal of someday eliminating breast cancer as a life-threatening illness. At BCCA we do this with our motto, PRESS Forward.

Prevention

Research

Education

Survival

Support

Every day that PRESS forward in the fight against breast cancer, puts us 1 step closer to the finish line. We love knowing that our work here makes a difference and with our small, but mighty staff we know that we can conquer the world together and eliminate breast cancer someday!

 

 



PRESS Forward Against Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer News, iGoPink Blog No Comments

Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) exists for one reason—to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease.  Our central focus is on educating, empowering and encouraging all women to become pro-active in preventing breast cancer and, if diagnosed, in surviving breast cancer.

We offer leading edge, state-of-the-art, research-backed programs that focus on all that women can do in addition to medical care.  Our services include nutrition, exercise, and social support all the while defusing the fear that often accompanies breast cancer.  And we provide help now with emergency financial assistance to medicines and medical supplies to women in poverty.

Join Breast Cancer Charities as we P-R-E-S-S Forward in the fight against breast cancer….

Prevention

Studies show that 8 of 10 breast cancers can be prevented.   Prevention—not just early detection.  Breast cancer prevention is the new frontier.  Excellent studies show that prevention is possible.  We lead the way with our Vitamin D Promise program.

Research

Though the “New Era Cancer Research Fund” we underwrite less-toxic, minimally-invasive diagnosis and treatment options.  This includes research on topics such as the link between Vitamin D and a reduction in cancer; how food choices impact your body during treatment and studies on Proton Therapy as a first-line treatment.

Education

Education is power in preventing and surviving breast cancer.  From teaching breast self exams to wise exercise, from managing post-treatment side-effects to mobilizing the mind for healing, we guide and support women to actively participate in health and healing.  Our University Education Program teaches students the lifestyle choices they can make at an early age to prevent breast cancer.

Survival

BCCA’s integrated cancer care program supports and complements conventional medical treatment.  The program encompasses the whole person—body, mind and spirit.  While accomplished in addition to conventional medical care, we understand it takes more than medicine to get well and stay well.

Support

When breast cancer strikes, it impacts the entire family and all areas of their life, especially financially.  We have designed our Help Now Fund to assist with the basic needs of cancer patients in need.  The demand is huge and we limit our funding to past-due rents and utilities.  Our commitment: no woman will go through breast cancer without a roof over her head and the basics of daily needs.

iStock_000017006241Medium
 

We PRESS Forward in the fight against breast cancer.  We inspire hope.  We nurture healing.  We renew life.

The Breast Cancer Charities of America.  We are the new voice of breast cancer.  We are passionate, filled with energy and a vision.  And we will not stop until breast cancer is no longer a life-threatening disease.

Join us.  Make your voice heard.  It’s a new day in the world of breast cancer.



Motivational Monday: BEGIN.

iGoPink Blog, Motivation & Inspriation No Comments

Every Decision



Wellness Wednesday: Fall Fitness Tips

iGoPink Blog, Nutrition & Recipes No Comments

Seriously, what’s not to love about fall? Pumpkin lattes are back, you can dig out your favorite sweaters, and sweet potatoes are finally in season. Best of all, the crisp temps make fall the perfect time to exercise outdoors: “The cool weather allows you to enjoy yourself without having to worry about being overheated or too cold,” says Terri Walsh, celebrity trainer and creator of the Active Resistance Training Method (A.R.T.). And that means you’re more likely to feel awesome during your workout, and maybe even log an extra mile or climb another trail.

But before you lace up and head outside, prepare for your outdoor adventure with Walsh’s fall weather workout tips:

Wear Layers
It may feel slightly nippy at first, but the weather has a rep for changing on a moment’s notice. Dress in layers that you can easily remove if your body starts to heat up—or put back on if you get cold, says Walsh.

Stay Hydrated
Many people forget to drink enough fluids during fall workouts because it’s not super hot, says Walsh. Not good. Keep drinking as normal to avoid dehydration. While it’s good to carry water, you can add some flavor with a bit of fruit juice to get even more nutrients.

Pack Snacks
Don’t disrupt your outing for a food pit stop. If you’ll be out most of the day hiking or biking, Walsh recommends bringing a small backpack with nuts or fruit stashed inside. No matter where you are, at least you have a constant source of fuel.

And if you think running is the only outdoor exercise to try, it’s time to get creative! If you’re near some branches and a log, you’ll definitely want to try this off-the-beaten-trail circuit workout. But if a park is your only outdoor fitness center, find a jungle gym and do these fun exercises on the playground. The kids in line for the monkey bars can wait their turn.

 

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/fall-workout-exercise-tips



Motivational Monday: Work for your DREAMS

iGoPink Blog, Motivation & Inspriation No Comments

Dreams don't work



Fitness Friday

iGoPink Blog, Wellness & Fitness No Comments

Photo



Motivational Monday

iGoPink Blog, Motivation & Inspriation No Comments

impossible