We celebrating our 15th Anniversary at the November 11, 2017 BreastFEST! Take a look at some of the amazing community organizations we’ve had the pleasure to work with over the years. Remember to support them so we can keep the Money Local and serve our Ventura County community members affected by breast cancer!
The Ribbons of Life (RoL) Breast Cancer Foundation is an organization committed to providing breast cancer education, advocacy, emotional and social support within Ventura County
On Saturday, October 11, 2014, the 12-year vision of Ribbons of Life was realized when a group of supporters, thrivers, community members and professional volunteers joined together to celebrate the opening of our new Breast Cancer Resource Center. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place in our Resource Center’s Gathering Room (Suite 239), recognizing the numerous individuals, the Oxnard and Ventura city firefighters, student groups, and companies within our community who made this space possible.
Our independent Breast Cancer Resource Center is located at 1500 Palma Drive, Suite 239, Ventura, CA. Presently, individual assistance is available evenings and weekends by appointment. Call (805) 308-3456.
Mark your calendar and save the second Saturday of every month! BreastFest at Mimi’s – Every second Saturday of the month, RoL meets for breakfast at Mimi’s Cafe in Ventura, CA. There is a short informative program, an information table and a CLOCS Table to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors with a take home item each month.
On odd months, every second Saturday, immediately following the RoL BreastFest, we meet around 11 a.m. to create items which help us support our community of thrivers and their support systems. We knit, crochet, quilt, sew, sketch, paint, write or create other projects. Those who want to learn how to knit, crochet or learn a craft are invited. For more information, email ROL@RibbonsVentura.org.
LETTER OF APPRECIATION
November 14, 2017
This past weekend was a healing one for me. A big part of that is the RoL and Create4Life sessions.
When I googled local places to contribute crocheted or quilted items, early this year, your website convinced me that your organization is dear to my outlook on life. Over the years I have had my fair share of setbacks, and the positivity exuded by your group is a wonderful salve. As a veteran of different types of support groups, and their different approaches, I find myself drawn to laughter and sheer joy of life that pervades the Ribbons of Life meetings and gatherings.
I know there was a reason that we have all been placed together. Thank you for your love and support. I am so lucky!
Sincerely, Ginger W.
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss
FABRIC CUTTERS, SEWERS & FABRIC are NEEDED for our Care Bag Project. If you, or someone you know, would like to participate in this meaningful community project and donate fabric and sewing items, cut fabric, sew bags or make donations to this project, kindly contact us by emailing us your specific interest at ROL@RibbonsVentura.org or place a donation via Paypal.
CONGRATULATIONS! Alex Hamilton was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief with the Oxnard Fire Department.
August 12, 2017 – Ribbons of Life Executive Board members were presented a grant from the Charles D. and Mary A. Bauer Foundation!
The Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Care Project grant was written by Lisa Barreto, Founder/CEO to establish a community partnership while providing those struggling with breast cancer with items specific to their individual needs. The items will be part of the “Care Package” to help thrivers better manage, relieve and alleviate side effects caused by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, etc. and provide educational opportunities which can improve quality of life.
July 2017 – Ribbons of Life is pleased to share that our nonprofit has been accepted into the following two programs:
Combined Federal Campaign and the California Promise Campaign
Both are donation programs that benefit charities through payroll deductions. What this means is federal and state employees can have donations taken directly out of their pay to go to a nonprofit of their choice. We are already seeing the support of our local community and extended community through these great programs. Thank you to everyone who believes in our mission!