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we fight together, as one, and as a community filled  with love and hope for one another.  

Pink Warrior Advocates is focused on providing direct support to those who have been diagnosed with breast  cancer. We believe in creating a sense of community as well as a sisterhood of Advocates to guide our Warriors through  their journeys. We act on what we have experienced in our own personal battles with breast cancer by providing  resources, financial assistance, and most importantly, emotional support.
 

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.

Our history
Since becoming an established 501c3 in August of 2015, we have awarded over $475,000 in grants to women  undergoing treatment for a breast cancer diagnosis. In 2018 we initiated a split, which has allowed us to keep your  generous donations local, funding the following counties: Comal, Guadalupe, Bexar, Travis, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell,  Medina, Wilson, Bandera, Kerrville, Kendall, Blanco, Gillespie, Llano, Burnett, Williamson, Lee.

 

We are currently  averaging $7,500 in financial assistance and it comes in many unique forms ranging from medical bills, living expenses, groceries, and even assisting families with unexpected funeral costs.

 

In addition, we have partnered up  with various resources, allowing us to fund necessary items such as: care kits, knitted knockers,  and mastectomy bras designed by Ana Ono.

 

In 2018 we launched MetaWish: a unique program designed to grant wishes  for those diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer. With the continued support of our local community, we will have the  ability to continue to fulfill all of these necessary needs. Our ongoing goal is to continue to increase our grants so that  we may continue lifting the burdens that a cancer diagnosis leaves on our Warriors.  

Our founder, Jen Reynolds, who battled Stage IV incurable breast cancer, knew what it felt like to go through a breast  cancer diagnosis feeling alone and confused, and Pink Warrior Advocates was created to fulfill the needs she felt were lacking in the community.

 

From the moment a woman is diagnosed, her entire life can take a turn, and though she may  not realize it at first, seeking support through those who have experienced and conquered their own battles with cancer  is something we believe can help them throughout their journey. No one should ever have to fight this battle feeling  alone.

While it may be difficult to acknowledge the need for this type of support, Pink Warrior Advocates  encourages our Warriors to reach out and provides them with a special sisterhood of Advocates to help guide them through.  The life-long bonds that are created through our organization are so meaningful and so important for the well-being of  all our Warriors.

 

We pride our organization on the philosophy that we fight together, as one, and as a community filled  with love and hope for one another.  

 
 

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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Amanda Herbert

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