How you can help


Tristin2-medium-init--1Whether serving on our board, performing some fun-raising by planning a memorable event or peddling items you make, you sure are welcome to join in.  Our list of needs is a mile long!  We need more members and chairpersons, specifically public relations, programs and special events.  (Note:  We do have an advisory board of doctors, medical providers, lawyers and other professions who do not meet formally, but who are on call whenever the foundation has a specific question or need regarding an individual or our foundation as a whole.)                 

We need a non-institutional “place”, which would be a physical address to house our foundation. Presently, we meet wherever we can find a comfy couch and a pot of coffee.  Talk about grass roots!  We’ll even spread out a blanket on some grass to get our work done.

BungaloOur place needs to feel “safe” and “warm” to enable trained professional volunteers to welcome and receive those newly diagnosed as well as their families and friends who are in immediate need of specific information relating to the personal and social aspects of breast cancer.  This place would also help us centralize our documents and project specialities while housing our breast resource library, which eventually will be moved from Ventura College.  Once just the right place is found, we will need furniture to help all who enter feel at home enough to want to visit and learn and use information that will help inspire them to feel comfortable and to rest and relax while we help them sift through a whirlwind of information being given to them by other entities so that their specific needs can be addressed.


We have several projects going where we need immediate help:
Ribbons of Life Photo Quilt. We are in the need of funds to purchase transfer fabric paper for all the photos we’ve been taking. We also are looking for more photos. This is a never ending project so if you sew, cut, iron, take digital photographs and/or work on computer photos, we’d be happy to have you help out. If you are interested or are in need of more information, Contact Us.

The Cindy Dickson Library is presently housed at the Ventura College Library. We need a board chair along with a committee to publicize that this library is available to the general public and to encourage members of our community to donate books related to breast cancer and other cancers to the library. Anyone interested can Contact Us.