Past Events

Past Events

I never intended to become a run-of-the-mill person. ~ Barbara Jordon





Saturday, January 28, 2017 – Ventura College Women’s Basketball Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Saturday, January 21, 2017 – Vision Board Workshop


Saturday, November 5, 2016 Lorraine Shallenberger’s Watercolor Workshop (Class was FULL, names added to a Wait List by emailing Ribbons of Life)







Way to go ladies, 5th of raising funds benefiting ROL


The October Breast Fest at Mimi’s Cafe
All Survivors received Environmental Vegetable Wash along with Caffrodite Coffee

Little People Custom, Inc. (LPC) & Ventura Vintage Rods at the Harbor Run Car Show
RoL is $1,000 closer to having a Resource Center. Paul Bartlett & Staci DePolo presented our BOD with the donation check! We thank you so much for helping to make a difference.

Knitting for Recovery
Our first knitted quilt has been entered in the 2012 Ventura County Fair
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Spanish Hills Country Club Charity Golf Event benefiting Ribbons of Life!
November 14, 2011
Spanish Hills Country Club
Event given by Carey & Hanna CPA’s & Financial Solutions

From October 21st through October 31st, the Ventura City Fire Department and the VCFD Association are partnering with the Downtown Ventura Organization in promoting and distributing a limited quantity of Ventura City Fire Department pink t-shirts to raise breast cancer community awareness while do…nating funds to the Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Foundation (RoL) to help women diagnosed with breast cancer  (see more photos).

Bowling Fundraiser ~ A lot of fun and a great success!
Check out our album on facebook

CUPS, a new play by Joni Sheram, traces the milestones in a woman’s life through the bras she’s worn. From training to push-up, front-hooked and strapless to nursing and mastectomy, CUPS reminds us how this intimate apparel holds our memories, too. “Uplifting” and “Hilarious”

2011 Relay For Life of Ventura CA,Buena High School Football Field

Lisa Barreto
“Coping with Breast Cancer”
The presentation inspires, educates and exchanges current information
to health students and organizations so that breast cancer  is not
viewed as a death sentence, but a life sentence.
Contact:Lisa Barreto for more information


The Ventura County Derby Darlins officially warmed it up at their first bout of the season, wining both the A team and B team bouts against CCAD. Now it’s time for a rematch against Orange County. Last July they cleaned the floor with us – but we’re back, and we’re ready to turn the tables. This bout will be fierce, reckless, and loud!  Ribbons of Life will have a table of information, come join us and support these ladies!




Thanks to all of your patronage at our 2010 Battle for the Coast tournament, the Derby Darlins will be able to present the Ventura County Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Foundation with a check in the amount of $4,000 between the first and second bout 10/23.  We …encourage everyone to get to know the RoL foundation, as they are a grassroots community run 100% by Ventura County community members for Ventura County community members.  We love them very dearly.


Ventura Harley Davidson
Heels & Wheels 5th Annual All Women Fundraiser Ride
Donations Benefit Ribbons Of Life  Breast Cancer Foundation


Pink Zone at Ventura College
On January 20, 2010 the Ventura College Women’s Basketball team sponsored a PINK ZONE fundraiser for the Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Foundation.  They helped us raise funds to be used towards our education and advocacy community projects as well as our goal to open a Breast Cancer Resource Center in Ventura County.  This event was such a success, that VCWB has offered to participate in this event annually.   Thanks to Coach Robin Hester, the women’s basketball players, the other coaches, professors, psychology club and numerous students, parents and supporter.  If you would like to participate in next year’s event, it will be held in the beginning of February.  Our “Keep the Money Local Campaign” encourages all local vendors to participate by donating items for the silent auction.  We are well on our way to financing our dreams!


The Eva Girls Annual Bake Sale
All proceeds benefit Ribbons Of Life Breast Cancer Foundation
Baked Goods by a Professional Pastry Chef,  hot out of the oven!











A Celebration of Life Event
On Sunday, April 20, 2008, CMH’s Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation, its Gold Dust Gala Committee; the Buenaventura Art Association; and numerous local hair and make-up artists at the SPA by Diane Loring, Inc. showed their support to the breast cancer cau

se by  inviting some Ribbons of Life women to receive makeovers.


Artists were teamed up survivors to create artwork of a survivor with the artistic results to be sold in the fall to raise funds benefiting those who can’t afford mammograms and other breast cancer tests.   All who attended had a blast!  Numerous community members participated and their attendance and kind words alone showed us how much they care.  Thanks to all for being a witness to a true life celebration.

SurvivalPortrait1In 2008, the Breast Center at Community Memorial Hospital joined with the Buenaventura Art Association to kick-off “A Celebration of Life.”  Co-sponsored by Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Foundation, local breast cancer survivors were partnered with eleven Buenaventura Art

SurvivalPortrait2Association artists who were commissioned to create unique and personal artistic impressions associated with the cancer survivors’ experiences.

SurvivalPortrait3   One pairing consisted of survivor Tamilyn Taylor and artist Janet Black. They found common ground, first, over their love of cats and coffee, and later met to talk about Tamilyn’s experiences with breast cancer.   Black, who does portraiture in collage, took the lead from Taylor’s story and has created a portrait of Taylor with, of course, her cat. “The most fascinating thing about this partnering,” said Black, “is that Tamilyn kept a journal during her diagnosis and treatment, and I was able to use pieces of that journal in the collage itself, surrounding her with her own words and memories, in her own handwriting.”

An Evening with Belly Dancer Lesa Zorn
In October 2007, some of us spent and evening learned how to belly dance under the instruction of professional belly dancer, Lesa Zorn.

Our  Holiday Party at
The Greek
A dinner at The Greek helped us unwind after a busy year and reunite with those we may not see throughout the year.
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