Monday, March 13th was the 5th anniversary of PGCS. On that date, the necessary papers were filed with the State of GA and the IRS for non-profit status. Boy.....has time ever flown! There have been "low" lows and "soaring" highs because of our dedicated team of Board Members and volunteers, oncology coordinators, and YOU our donors and supporters! Our outreach has expanded to provide prescription fulfillment and overnight lodging for those traveling over 90 minutes for surgeries. We are currently conducting a shoe drive in memory of our co-founder Debbie Torbett and there are big plans for our 5th upcoming fundraiser A Broad's Brush ~ the Art of Survivors coming up on September 24th at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville, GA. We hope that you will continue to be a part of our organization by either donating your time, talent, or monies because, as it was five years ago, there is still NO test for GYN cancers (except cervical), mortality rates have scarcely changed, and there has been no decline in number of diagnoses in the US. We need YOU and women in NE GA need PGCS. Let's work together now.
As another year draws to its end, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of those that have – and continue to support PGCS. To say that we “couldn’t have done it without you” is a greater understatement that one can imagine.
So many people, so many smiles through tears, so many heartfelt thank yous , donors both small and large, willing hands and hearts, and great ideas – all have made PGCS what it is today. And what, you may say, have we accomplished?
We have expanded our outreach to include non-insured medicines through a local pharmacy for patients. We have expanded our outreach to include lodging for those women and their families traveling from out of town for surgeries and treatments.
More volunteers have signed on to help us help our recipients by committing to assist with the Broad’s Brush being held September 24, 2017. We have new Board members who are eager to become involved and want to guide us to new accomplishments
As PGCS approaches its fifth anniversary - the first quarter of 2017 - we must also remember those that we have lost along the way and remember them and their loved ones at this time of the year. I hope that maybe someday the list will dwindle, but in the meantime, we must think of them and continue to pursue the original dream of “hope, awareness and assistance”.
I wish you good health, good family and friends, and good cheer for this most magical of seasons and look forward to seeing you in 2017.
9/27/2015 was the date and the Quinlan Arts Center was the place to be! Over 250 guests, 11 survivor artists, inspiring stories, good food, a good cause--we want to thank everyone that supported the Partnership especially our founding patrons The Gambill Family Foundation and Torbett & Becker Families. Because of your generosity and others, over $76,000.00 was raised.
We just want to thank you for your support in 2014! You helped us help those who needed it most and we really appreciate it. From our birthday party, our yoga event, raffle ticket sales, Hearts & Hands Emporium, the Jennifer Kempker Memorial Golf Tournament, and the 2nd Annual A Broads' Brush~the Art of Survivors you showed your support and helped us assist 148 women in our area this year. Thank you! Thank you!
The PGCS Board & Volunteers