Do you have time on your hands and want to support an amazing cause, or do you have a great idea for a fundraiser but don't know where to begin? Join WVBHI in our mission, through volunteering your time or even raising funds by hosting an event. We would love to hear from you, reach out today!
VOLUNTEER - BECOME A PART OF THE TEAM!
Without a doubt, we have the BEST volunteers around! Our volunteers come in all sizes, shapes and colors, but their hearts are pink, and their caring has no limits. Are YOU a leader, a thinker, or a doer? Use your talents in our mission to help save lives in West Virginia! We need you now more than ever. Every minute that you spend helping gives another minute of hope to those affected by breast cancer. If you have any questions about volunteering please email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach us by phone at 304-556-4808.
FUNDRAISE - FOR OUR COMMUNITIES
Your support will help West Virginia Breast Health Initiative provide breast cancer screenings, diagnosis and treatment services within our local community – because everyone deserves access to timely, affordable, and high quality breast health care.
Third Party Events are hosted by someone just like YOU and funds are donated to West Virginia Breast Health Initiative. If you would like to host an event or activity to help raise breast cancer awareness and funding, please contact email@example.com or call our office at 304-556-4808.
Kroger has always been our #1 Race for the Ribbon Event Sponsor in May. Due to COVID, we have had to cancel our signature event for the past 2 years and missed our extended Kroger family, as well as the awareness and funding for breast services that the Race for the Ribbon generated. Enter Dan Snuffer, our WVBHI Charitable Giving Chair who wrote a grant through their online portal in March 2021. In March 2021, WVBHI was granted $15,000. from Kroger! 100% of the funding goes into the Misty Bennett’s Seeds of Hope Fund to continue helping uninsured and under-insured West Virginians have access to the breast health services and screenings they need. From the Kroger Family of Companies, “Thank you for giving Kroger the opportunity to support West Virginia Breast Health Initiative, Inc. We are impressed by the work of your organization in our community.”
Being diagnosed with Breast Cancer is difficult for anyone. Being diagnosed with Breast Cancer as the world is shutting down due to a pandemic is a whole new level. On March 20, 2020, I found myself alone at CAMC Breast Center for a biopsy that I figured would leave me on edge as I waited for the results. However, there was no waiting on results I was diagnosed before the biopsy was performed with my mother in the parking lot on FaceTime due to CAMC closing all visitors’ hours before that appointment.
At thirty-eight and a single mom of two teens, I wasn’t sure how I would get through what would be the hardest year of my life. The only thing that kept me going was my faith and knowing that I wanted to see my kids’ graduate, get married, have kids and be successful above all. After 6 rounds of TCHP, 9 additional rounds of Herceptin, 28 rounds of radiation and 9 surgeries, while leaving my family in various parking lots I am thankful to say that I am a survivor and excited to share my journey!
***WVBHI is pleased to announce that Sarah is now a new team member of our Board of Directors and continues to share her journey and inspire and assist others.
DO YOU SHOP ON AMAZON?
Don’t forget to do it through the Amazon Smile portal and choose West Virginia Breast Health Initiative Inc as your benefiting charity. When you do, 0.5 percent of the price of your purchases will be donated to us with 100% of the money raised staying right here in WV! Tell a friend or family member about how they can help too.