We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest, and our attention to something besides ourselves. -Ethel Percy Andrus

WAYS TO HELP – All donors, including the family of a Memorial Donation, will receive acknowledgement.  Amounts will not be mentioned.

The gift of charity is a heart warming experience.  There are several ways to acknowledge a loved one. Please specify when donating to Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Foundation.  Unspecified donations will be ear marked for general uses.

General Donation: A donation given to help Ribbons of Life continue to provide education, advocacy, social and emotional support within Ventura County.

Honor: A donation given, in honor of a person, for any special occasion.  Anniversary, Birthday, Graduation, etc.

Memorial: Upon the passing of a loved one.

Legacy: A legacy gift is an amount from a personal estate.  The Oxford Dictionary defines the word “blessing” as “a benefit for which one is grateful”.  Most of us give and receive many blessings throughout our lives. The act of extending one’s love and generosity beyond our own mortal lifetime is the purest generosity – the ultimate kindness.  Execute your Legacy Giving through your personal attorney and contact Ribbons of Life’s Certified Public Accountant, Tom Hanna.

Please help Ribbons of Life continue to assist those in Ventura County who are facing the challenges of breast cancer.


  • Care Bags
  • Scholarships
  • Health Care
  • Navigation through treatment
  • Certificates for Volunteers

Ribbons of Life thanks those who have contributed their time and/or funds. Without your assistance, we would not be able to reach our accomplishments.  Please refer to the listing below.  If your name is not included and you have made a contribution, kindly email us and we will add your name.

For those of you who wish to contribute, you may donate through PayPal (don’t forget to include the name of the person you are honoring and what type of donation in the PayPal instruction box) or send a personal check to:

1500 Palma Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 308-3456

Want to know where your money is going?


Special Thanks For All You Do:

  • Aetna Foundation (Andover, MA)
  • Channel Island Gulls Annual Fundraiser
  • Buffalo Exchange
  • Carey & Hanna, CPAs
  • Carlene Faerber, Information Table
  • Cars 4 Causes
  • Growing in Voices Foundation (“GIV”)
  • Eva Girls – Annual December Bake Sale on Eva Street, Ventura
  • Four Seasons Dry Cleaning, Sonny Shaw
  • Little People Customs, Inc., Paul Bartlett & Staci DePolo
  • Moorpark College Lady Raiders Women’s Softball
  • Naval Base Ventura County Protestant Chapel Communities
  • Oxnard City Fire Department Firefighters
  • Pacific Aire Heating & Cooling
  • Patagonia
  • Personal Strength, Sandra Pereira and Tanya Loken
  • Remax, Gillian Bartley & Chris Bentz
  • Ventura Chapter of the American Sewers Guild
  • Ventura City Fire Department Firefighters
  • Ventura Downtown Organization (ArchiTexture Salon/Bank of Books/Beautiful Disaster Boutique/Coastal Skin Care/Fox Fine Jewelry/Red Brick Gallery/ Trufflehounds/Sea Things)
  • Ventura Harley Davidson Heels on Wheels
  • Ventura Raceway
  • Ventura’s Water Store, Dan Harasty
  • Ventura College Library
  • Ventura College Psychology Club
  • Ventura College Women’s Basketball Team & Coach Robin Hester
  • Ventura County Community College District
  • Ventura County Derby Darlins

Individual Donors

  • Steve Henry, Paperback Writer’s Fundraiser, Buena HS Theater
  • Alicia Zaragoza, Oncology Nurse, St. John’s Regional Medical Center
  • Allyson Swayney, C.L.O.C.S. Program
  • Judy Blanco, Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara
  • Carlene and Gordon Faerber, Play-4-Kay
  • Cathy Robbins, Eva Girls Bake Sale and Play-4-Kay Fundraiser
  • Christine M Burke, caffrodite espresso bar, C.L.O.C.S. Program
  • Chuck Rogers, Photography & Videography
  • Dana Bailey, Naturally Wild Artisan Soap
  • Deborah A. Davis
  • Debbie & Roger Boross, RoL Bowling Event
  • Donna Iverson, RoL Bowling Event
  • Dr. Karen L. Brown, klb FINE ART STUDIO
  • Dr. Kimberly Wulfert, Psychologist, C.L.O.C.S. Program
  • Eliane White, Jewelry
  • Ellen M. Harrison & Timothy J. Harrison
  • Jo Ann Kirkby, Create 4 Life/Mason Jar Project / C.L.O.C.S. Program
  • Jessica Whitworth, Knitting for Recovery
  • John Birchfield
  • Lisa & Bob Barreto
  • Lori L. Stephens, C.L.O.C.S. Program
  • Lise Solvang, Knitting for Recovery
  • Marti & Erin Lewis, Mary Looby
  • Sandra Cronin
  • Shawna Loy, CCMT, Harmony Healing Studio, C.L.O.C.S. Program
  • Sheila & Gary Pichette
  • Susan B. Watts and Ronald D. Watts
  • Susan & Richard Erickson
  • Sylvia & David Rosolek
  • Tamilyn Taylor & Mark Montgomery



Andrea Schink, Colleen O’Callahan,
Debbie Boross, Eliane White, Jovita Valdez
Lisa Barreto, Dr. Karen L. Brown, Sylvia Rosolek, Tamilyn Taylor,


  • Michael Sullivan, Editor, VC Reporter
  • Joan Bien, Reporter, VC Reporter
  • Kim Lamb Gregory, Reporter, Ventura County Star
  • Kelli McKay, KVTA Radio 1520 AM
  • Casey Kelly, Gold Coast Broadcasting
  • Bo Jackson, 95.1 Radio
  • Monica Jimenez, Chelmsford Independent
  • Ventura Breeze


 Breast Cancer Resource Center, Santa Barbara

California Cancer Registry

California Dept. of Public Health, Tri-Counties

California Department of Rehabilitation

California Health and Human Services Agency

Cal Lutheran University Center for Leadership & Values

Professional Services

Beverly Schrieber, Bookkeeping


Alicia Zaragoza, St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Reiki
Barbara Hannelore, The Women’s Way
Christine M. Burke, Speech & Communication Professor & Actress
Cori Tempchin, Community Memorial Hospital, Nutritionist
Dan Harasty, Ventura’s Water Store
Dr. Adrienne Lara, Hormones and Cancer
Dr. Ann S. Kelley, M.D., Sociologist Oncologist
Dr. Dianne Cooper-Byram, psychologist
Dr. Judy Mikovits Nolde, Microbiologist
Dr. Karen L. Brown – Celebrate the Goddess in You
Dr. Kimberly Wilfert, Psychologist re: Meditation
Dr. Tristin Wesenberg, Wesenberg Chiropractic, Nutrition, Physical Fitness
George Reid, Counselor
Gillian Bartley, Chocolate and Your Health
 Jan King, “The Power of Touch”
Lisa Barreto, Creative Journal Writing, Fitness/Nutrition, Trivia
June English, Every Woman Counts – CA Dept. of Public Health
Kathy Long, Ventura County Supervisor, Third District
Laurie Herman, Lymphedema Specialist
Peter Sezzi, Ventura College Librarian
Phillis Pivo, Yoga Instructor
Raeanne Koerner, Ventura College Professor, Self Defense
Robin Riendeau, CA Dept. of Rehabilitation
Susan Speer, St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Nutritionist