eNews Noxember 2014

Noxember 2014
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BGHP · 987 8th Street Arcata, CA 95521 · 707-825-8345 · Monday- Friday, 9 am - 2 pm
October was a month full of activities for the Breast and GYN Health Project.
Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate and engage our community
during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Bubbles owner Vicki Joyce and daughter were surprised by the Humboldt County Cash Mob this October during Sales for Survivors. Thanks to Vicki
and her crew for being such a great supporters of
Thanks to Old Dog for playing at our Pints for Nonprofits at Mad River Brewery
in Blue Lake. And thanks to the volunteers who staffed our info table.
BGHP supporters Kate and Tera enjoyed a dinner
at Abruzzi in Arcata. Kate and Tera were spotted
at many of the Sales for Survivors businesses who
were donating proceeds to BGHP in October.
Thanks Kate and Tera, local businesses and everyone who shopped and dined as part of Sales for
The Arcata High Volleyball team showed
their support for BGHP by wearing their
pink uniforms, and putting on a fundraiser
for BGHP in October in memory of someone
who passed from breast cancer. Thank you!
Warmliner Gina Belton, and Breast Health Navigator Kelley Devlin-Lake,
tabled at the Festejando Nuestra Salud Health Fair at Redwood Acres.
Thanks to the Humboldt State University football team for selling hats and hosting BGHP
at the October 25th game, as part of Punt, Pass & Pink. Thanks to Board Members Chris
Martinek, Susanne Pasztor and Melissa Jones for staffing our table.
Thanks to the Bayside Grange for hosting Zumbathon! Thank you to Marla Joy, Zumba
instructors, raffle donors, sponsors, volunteers and participants for making it a great day!
Gratitude to all the participating Sales for Survivors businesses and shoppers, North Coast Journal and
Times Standard.
Thank you to Gina Belton for tabling at the Cher-Ae-Heights Health Fair in Trinidad.
Thanks to the October Arts! Arcata wine pourers: Irene Blackburn and friend, Ed Campbell and Becci
Thank you to the Mad River Brewery for hosting us for a Pints for Nonprofits. Thanks to Gina Belton
and Natalie Engber for tabling at the event. Many thanks to Old Dog for playing through the
Many thanks to Baroni Jewelry for donating all year long from your line of Breast Cancer Awareness
Jewelry. Thanks to the volunteers who table at the Annual Baroni Sale at the Arcata Communi ty
Center: Caroline Wilson, Danelle Tomfohr, Beryl Feldman, Becci Warne and Fry Wolhandler.
To get your volunteer or cancer survivors discount on these necklaces and bracelets call 707822-8067 or to see them online at www.baronidesigns.com.
Gratitude to Marla Joy for putting together another wonderful Zumbathon including 2 hours of Zumba
and a huge Dutch Raffle! Thanks to the Zumba instructors for donating their time, all the raffle
donors, media, graphic designer, lighting, printers and sponsors.
Thanks to the Zumbathon volunteers: Karen Nessler, Cameil Hart, Nancy Noll, Beth Stone and Natalie
Gina Belton and Elena Taylor, thank you for tabling at the Festejando Nuestra Salud Health Fair at
Redwood Acres.
Thanks to all the High School and College Football teams and cheerleaders, Mad River Radio
(especially Diego and Barbara) and sponsors for a huge Punt, Pass and Pink.
Thank you to Lostcoast Glass Studios for coordinating and hosting a large fundraising event to benefit
BGHP and Food for People.
Many thanks to Safeway shoppers and the Safeway Foundation for your support of our organization
through register donations.
Thanks to Wanda, Pat, Francine, Jo Anne, Sonya, Melinda and Gay for staffing and supporting the Eel
River Site. Also, Visiting Angels for use of site and Mary Bullwinkel for newspaper coverage.
Gratitude to Soroptimists of Eureka for making 50 new client binders.
Thanks to Jennifer Jensen for your office help.
Many thanks to Pat Getz, for Chemokit preparation.
Thanks, Michelle Wigginton, for helping with the Breast Nest.
Athena Ortega and Julie Clark, thank you for facilitating the Writing Group.
Thanks to Miller Farms for creating beautiful planters filled with flowers and plants for a fundraiser.
Many thanks to all the businesses who are donating to the “Bidding for Good” online auction. Also,
thanks to the volunteers who helped us connect with businesses.
Thank you to all the clubs and organizations who requested presentations.
Thanks to Carolyn Ortenburger and Elena Taylor for helping with the Paso a Paso presentation.
Thank you to the Arcata Playhouse for partnering with us for “Jonna’s Body, Please Hold”.
As always, thank you to the Warmliners and all the other volunteers we may have missed.
Volunteer Opportunities
Can you help? call Beth: 707-825-8345 ext. 120 or
email [email protected]
November 14– shifts
Arts!Arcata Wine
Year End
Donor Mailing
December 12– both
shifts needed
January 9– 7:30-9
Wednesday, November
12– 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, November 13
– 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday, November 14–
9 a.m.– noon
Join us for Arts!Arcata– second Friday of each month
at Arcata Artisans. There are two shifts to choose from:
6-7:30 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m.
We are in need or red and wine donations. Are you
interested in donating wine? Call Beth 825-8345 ext.
We are sending our year-end donor appeal. This is an
easy bulk mailing, and we need your help labeling, folding, stuffing and sealing this mailing. Please call to let
us know when you can help!
Other ways to get involved
Breast and GYN Health Project online auction: November 12-20
Check out the great auction items we have for sale. Gift certificates, specialty foods, jewelry, and
much more. Featuring Humboldt Made and made in Humboldt products and services.
Breast and GYN Health Project employment opportunity: Client Services Director
BGHP has grown, and we are restructuring to better support our client services. This is a fulltime benefitted position. We are looking for someone to join our staff to help us continue to provide the highest quality services possible. Cancer survivors with excellent history of managing
people and volunteers wanted. Familiarity with medical system navigation desirable. The position
will have the support of Medical Consultants Drs. Mary Meengs and Julie Ohnemus.
For a copy of the job description please call the office and ask for Rose 825-8345 ext. 110.
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Support Groups
Arcata Breast Cancer Support Group*
Fortuna Breast Cancer Support Group*
Arcata, BGHP Office
Visiting Angels Office - 1719 Main St.
2nd & 4th Thursdays of the Month
1st Tuesdays of the Month
4:30-6 p.m.
6-7:30 p.m.
Gynecologic Cancer Support Group*
Advanced Group*
Arcata, BGHP Office
For those living with any
2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the Month
Stage 4 Cancer
3-4:30 p.m.
Arcata, BGHP Office
Every Monday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Expressive Writing Group – a PeerLed Group*
Arcata, BGHP Office
2 & 4 Wednesdays of the Month
Young Women’s Support Group*
1st & 3rd Thursday of the Month
4:30-6 p.m.
5-7 p.m.
*Call the Project for information or to let us know
if you will be new to the group
Please forward a copy of BGHP’s Project News to a friend.
Better yet, send their name and email address to [email protected]
and we will add them to our list.
Thank you for your support!