Pink Ribbon Kit Program
The Libby Ross Foundation has made a commitment to Women at Risk (WAR) at Columbia University Medical Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the Comprehensive Breast Center at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, where the LRBCF Pink Ribbon Kit Program was established.
The Libby Ross Foundation Pink Ribbon Kit provides gift bags, distributed by trained volunteers, to women recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The program is currently offered through Women At Risk at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The bags contain comfort items and self-help tools that women with cancer find helpful during treatment as well as valuable information on available resources, medical concerns, and emotional issues. Among the items in the bag are a book, which not only provides information and resources for the medical realities of breast cancer, but explores the emotional side as well; a journal to record thoughts and emotions, a satin pillowcase to provide relief once chemotherapy has begun, and a soothing meditation tape to help with relaxation.
The Pink Ribbon Kit Program was developed by a woman diagnosed with breast cancer who dreamed of helping other women on the same journey. It was established in North Carolina in conjunction with The New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The Libby Ross Foundation is working to establish the program in New York and around the country.
In addition to Pink Ribbon Kit, the Foundation has made a monetary contribution to WAR and have designated our funds to provide access to care for medically underserved women. WAR sponsors breast health programs that benefit Spanish-speaking women in the New York City neighborhoods of Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood. These programs include a support group, educational presentations, and visits to local clinic sites by a bilingual survivor who provides information, support, and translation services to clinic patients.