A CELEBRATION WITH AND FOR OUR COMMUNITY !
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 vision now is to maintain and extend our individual assistance to women with breast cancer and their caregivers in Ventura County.
Our independent Breast Cancer Resource Center is located at 1500 Palma Drive, Suite 239, Ventura, CA. Presently, individual assistance is available evenings and weekend 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.
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.
Lisa Barreto and Sylvia Rosolek personally thank members of the Ventura Chapter of the American Sewers Guild for making post mastectomy pillows for our women. Members of this talented group are also interested in sewing more items to assist our women while encouraging ALL women in Ventura County that every stitch matters! — at Art & Jenny’s Sewing Center, Ventura, CA.
THIS MONTH’S SPECIAL EVENTS:
Saturday, February 11, 2017 – First annual “Rodie Award” will be presented to Ribbons of Life participants who wanted to recognize their emotional support animal at the monthly BreastFest.