Making a Difference

Pink Warrior House Foundation - Registered 501(C)-3 Non Profit

Our Upcoming Events

Please join us virtually for our monthly guided meditation and breath work group, facilitated by psychologist and breast cancer Warrior, Dr. Barbara May-Valencia.

Come join us for a fun filled evening of pampering and learning! Our host Leandra Baca, owner of Hidden Treasure Salon and cancer survivor, will teach us how to address the changes that occur to our skin and faces during and after cancer treatment.

Our bi-monthly breast cancer support group is co-facilitated by licensed therapists and survivors Allison Hendricks-Smith and Roberta Rose.

This will be an outdoor, socially distanced, gentle yoga class hosted by certified yoga instructor Allison Hendricks-Smith.

We will be joined by Shannon Goins, local certified lymphedema therapist and owner of Pain and Swelling Solutions Lymphatic Massage, for a lecture on lymphedema followed by a Q&A session.

Making a Difference

The Mission of Pink Warrior House Foundation is to create a community which supports those battling breast cancer, and their caregiver(s), with emotional and social service to foster hope and positive outcomes.

Pink Warrior House offers support groups, art therapy, yoga, meditation, mindfulness classes, nutritional support, a wig exchange, a “Battle Buddy” network to pair those newly diagnosed with someone who has been through a similar fight.  A “punch” card to provide complimentary access to local fitness locations, transportation to treatment and appointments, and other services as recognized needs arise.  All services are available at no cost to anyone affected by breast cancer. 

OUR MISSION:  TO CREATE A COMMUNITY WHICH SUPPORTS THOSE BATTLING BREAST CANCER, AND THEIR CAREGIVER(S), WITH EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL SERVICES TO FOSTER HOPE AND POSITIVE OUTCOMES.

About Pink Warrior House Foundation

Our Team

From our President and Founder, Allison Hendricks-Smith:  

“I am a postpartum breast cancer survivor and was saddened during the duration of my year-long treatment journey to realize that we are under-served by supports for those fighting breast cancer within our community.  While our medical treatment options are quite strong, they do little to address the mental, emotional, and social needs that arise during this journey for the patient and for their caregiver(s).  I am so grateful for the few services that are available, however they are often difficult to locate and are typically offered through our hospitals for the patients of that particular organization.  Pink Warrior House was born out of a vision for a centralized community of support for our breast cancer Warriors and their caregivers. We want to bring together the services that do exist, and add so many more options for mental, emotional and social support. I believe that we can, and should, be better about supporting those going through this difficult fight!”  

We currently have a seven-member Board of Directors who have strong ties to the Breast Cancer community.  

Allison has been serving non-profits within our community for more than 13 years. She is a licensed mental health counselor, a dedicated and compassionate leader and a proven community organizer. She may be reached at [email protected] or at 505.577.5264

Fundraising

Pink Warrior House received our 501(C)-3 nonprofit status in May 2019.  We are currently raising start-up capital to solidify our program services, purchase materials for our welcome bags (this will be our initial introduction to all patients), recruit practitioners and volunteers, and begin to heighten awareness about our services throughout the community.  

Leadership, Planning, and Community Engagement

We currently have a nine-member Board of Directors who have strong ties to the Breast Cancer community here in Bernalillo County.  Some of whom are actual breast cancer survivors and caregivers.  We have talked to Oncologists, Nurses, Navigators, and other medical practitioners to attain their inputs and ideas.  Finally, we have reached out to survivors to get their suggestions on what would help or would have helped during their treatment journeys.

 

2019-2020 Launch

We received our 501(C)-3 in late May of 2019.  Since that time we have been building our board of directors, starting to partner with local businesses, recruiting volunteers, trying to get the word out to our local Warriors and their caregivers; all with the hope of launching during breast cancer awareness month in October, and going live with program services in early 2020.

One of the elements of most importance to us was deciding where Pink Warrior House would be located. We are absolutely thrilled to announce the  home of Pink Warrior House Foundation at 1106 Bellamah Ave NW, on the grounds of the historic Painted Lady Bed and Brew. In the heart of Albuquerque, we are centrally located, and easily accessible from all directions. We have roughly 1,000 square feet of indoor space, and some of the most spectacular outdoor spaces in the area, to support our community of Warriors! 

 

Our Programs

CLASS / EVENT SCHEDULE

Class Schedule:  Art Therapy, Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Nutritional Support, Make-Up Workshop, and more! 

SUPPORT GROUPS

Pink Warrior House is hosting Virtual Support Groups during Covid-19. Please see above for more details.

SERVICE CONNECTIONS

Coming soon:  Wig exchange, transportation, and “Battle Buddies”.  

Help Our Cause

Your support and contribution enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

Get Involved

Our amazing team is committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action. We would love to hear from you and how you can help.  Think you would be a good fit?

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