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When you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, medical bills, mortgage payments, and everyday living expenses can quickly add up. This can add a huge burden on top of the burden of battling a cancer diagnosis. Pink Warrior Advocates is a non-profit that directly assists those that have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the Hill Country and surrounding areas. Our goal is to create a sisterhood of Angels to carry them through the emotional battle, while also alleviating the financial burden, allowing them to focus on healing.

Our Mission

“Empowering those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer while advocating for their emotional and financial wellness.”

Our Philosophy

Pink Warrior Advocates is focused on providing various forms of support to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. We believe in creating unity as well as a sisterhood to empower our Warriors through their journeys.

Her journey began when she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer at the age of 33. After four months of chemotherapy and a double mastectomy, she was then facing a new battle with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. For Jen, giving back began with her blog and her passion to tell her story in its raw and honest form.  She realized the need for more support, and she would spend her free time sitting with newly diagnosed women during their chemotherapy treatments. During the summer of 2015, Pink Warrior Angels was formed with a fellow breast cancer survivor she met during her battle.

Just short of celebrating her 5 years of being cancer-free, at 38, Jen was re-diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer with progression to her spine, liver, and lymph nodes, and though she faces treatment for the second time, it has not stopped her. It was after her second diagnosis that the decision was made to restructure Pink Warrior Angels. Thus, Pink Warrior Advocates was founded with a focus on redirecting our funds to the Hill Country of Texas and surrounding counties while continuing to provide our kits and bras nationally. Jen is extremely proud of the passion and support that her team has shown in helping grow the organization.

Originally from Ohio, she moved to Florida at 21, but has since planted her roots in New Braunfels, TX. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the lake, wake-surfing and making memories with her husband, two step-children, and her two rescued dachshunds. She loves to travel, dance, attend concerts, karaoke, and experience everything life has to offer.  She says her metastatic diagnosis has given her the opportunity to connect on a deeper level with all stages and all those that have battled with this disease. She feels beyond blessed to be surrounded by so much love and support through her community in New Braunfels, Texas. Her hope is that people will see her new journey as one of strength, faith, and hope, and most importantly, she hopes to inspire anyone facing challenges in life to find simple joys in each and every day.

 
 

OUR FOUNDER

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When Jen’s first breast cancer diagnosis changed her life, she craved someone to lean on who’d walked in her shoes. When her search for local breast cancer support came up short, she turned her needs into action. If someone in our community received a breast cancer diagnosis and needed to talk, Jen picked up the phone. If they needed a ride to an appointment or help paying for treatment, Jen Reynolds found a way. “No” was not in her vocabulary. Her desire to be sure that no one felt alone through their breast cancer battle pushed her to ‘go big’ and create Pink Warrior Advocates.

Not only would a breast cancer warrior be matched with an advocate – a dedicated friend to lend support, rides to appointments, gifts, and tokens of genuine encouragement and love – but financial support. To date, 105 individuals in our area have been served by Pink Warrior Advocates. Currently, the non-profit gifts $5,000 every month to those in need. That

‘need’ could mean a mortgage payment for a single mom who is out of work while she fights for her life; or, someone who needs a biopsy this week, but the deductible isn’t in her budget.nPWA can provide it. Maybe, it’s someone with a terminal diagnosis who has a bucket list item they have only dreamed about.

Jen Reynolds fought for others while she continued to fight. Another cancer diagnosis, another battle of her own. Another comeback, another victory, another battle…

In January 2022, we lost this bright light in our community. While those left behind can’t articulate their sense of loss, we want to focus on the immense good that she created and the incredible goodness that she leaves behind.

The work of Pink Warrior Advocates is not done. Her dedication, determination, resilience and unwavering attitude of service to others is not only making a real difference to those on the receiving end, but it’s also awe-inspiring

Wherever you are today reading this message, know that you can make a difference, too. Pink Warrior Advocates lives on…and that means, so to shall more breast cancer warriors.

Rest easy Jen, you were a champion in life and so your legacy continues to be….

 

- Tiffany Mayne

 

OUR BOARD

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Allura Williams

Chief Executive Officer  

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Krystal Haas

Chief Operating Officer  

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Corinne Morris

Chief Marketing Officer  

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Kyle Reynolds

President

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Lindsey Meyers

Vice President

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Charlene Doll is the Secretary of Pink Warrior Advocates. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and lived there for 52 years.  She moved to Texas to be with her daughter, Jen. Charlene has been involved from the inception of the organization and began by helping Jen make drain bags and pillows for women who had just undergone mastectomies and has been involved as the organization has grown. She is especially passionate about Pink Warrior Advocates because Jen had breast cancer and she has seen first-hand the physical and mental effects this diagnosis curtails. She has three children and four grandchildren. Outside of PWA, Charlene is a volunteer at a horse therapy barn, and used to have a dog she took to nursing homes, which is something she hopes to be able to do again soon. 

Charlene Doll

Secretary

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Stacy Gonzales of Pleasanton, Texas, serves as the Treasurer of Pink Warrior Advocates. She is passionate about PWA because she’s a breast cancer survivor and jumped at the opportunity to work with her hero during her BC journey, Jen. Before serving on the Board of Directors, Stacy worked closely with Jen to develop and lead the T.V. Thursdays meetings, which is a monthly meetup for Survivors and Warriors. Her family, furbabies and  Vibe Tribe, are her rock and inspiration. Outside of Pink Warrior Advocates, Stacy is an avid adventurist, and enjoys being with nature.

Stacy Gonzales

Treasurer

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Brittany LeMaire is the Director of Programs for Pink Warrior Advocates. In this role, her areas of focus are to cultivate new services and enrich existing programs to better serve our warriors. As a former military spouse and Oklahoma native, Brittany now calls the Hill Country home. Her passion for PWA stems from her first experience with the organization and the belief that no one should ever fight alone. The work and mission of PWA encourages building a supportive community for warriors from an aspect of total well-being, fostering a deep sense of purpose her. Outside of her board position, Brittany enjoys live music, visiting breweries with her husband and being an awesome dog-mom to her 4 rescues. 

Brittany LeMaire

Program Director

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Jamie Leonard

Warrior Support Chairman

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Veronica Holland of Seguin, TX serves as Chairperson of the Board. She became involved with PWA  when Allura Williams presented her with an opportunity to become a volunteer. Veronica, along with her daughter spent the day flocking yards, and discussing the importance of spreading awareness and and being of service to others.  Through continued conversations with Allura, followed by an opportunity to visit with Jen Reynolds where she learn more about PWA and how the organization helps so many of its survivors and Warriors, Veronica was inspired to become a more active member of PWA. Outside of PWA, Veronica is an Educational Diagnostician who is passionate about identifying and helping struggling learners. She enjoys date nights with her husband, watching her daughter dance on stage, cheering for her son on the basketball court and chasing after her toddler.

Veronica Holland

Board Chairman

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Sara Howard

Board Member

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