Beyond the Ribbon™

Through our Beyond the Ribbon program, we offer supportive resources to breast cancer champions as they go through their treatment journey.  We offer such things as:

  • Special care bags to those who are newly diagnosed, preparing for surgery, beginning chemotherapy, and/or starting radiation treatment
  • Prosthetic units and special pre- and post-surgery bras
  • Wigs, camisoles, and other items
  • Information and referral to other community resources

Love to sew or quilt and want to share your special talents?

You can become a Beyond the Ribbon™ Volunteer for Pretty In Pink Foundation to make items for our comfort care tote bags. Sign up by clicking on our Volunteer tab.

Pretty In Pink Foundation has assembled instructions for items that are useful for breast cancer survivors and hope you will help us provide the items to them through Pretty In Pink Foundation or other organizations that provide services and support for breast cancer survivors.  These items can be of support and care to anyone going through cancer treatment.

You can help by donating fabric, polyester fiberfill, and other supplies (see Donations) needed to make the items and by making items whose instructions are listed below.

General Instructions:  General instructions provide information that is relevant to all the items listed below.

Comfort Care Tote Bag: This tote is perfect size to fill with many care and support items for patients going through their chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Fill them with a small pillow, a seat belt port pillow, a small lap or shoulder blanket, journal, crossword puzzles, and other comfort care items to carry to medical or other appointments.

Seat Belt Pillow: This small pillows attaches with Velcro to a seat belt to keep the seat belt from irritating the affected area.  This pillow provides a soft cushion against a patient’s chemotherapy port or sensitive skin from radiation. They are easily moved from the driver’s side to the passenger side of the vehicle.  Pillows can be spot cleaned with warm, soapy water.

Drain Bags: Drain bags are small bags used to support drains inserted during surgery.  Tie them around you for support and to keep the drains from pulling uncomfortably. Typically, two drain bags are provided so there is always a fresh one. Machine or hand wash.

Pillow: A small pillow that is the perfect size cushion between a patient’s arm and site of breast surgery to avoid uncomfortable rubbing or pulling on a patient’s drain. Also use it to rest a patient’s arm on during chemo or to rest head on to relax. Pillow cases are machine washable.

Eye Bags: This rice-filled bag is used to cover a patient’s eyes and help her/him relax. It can be used hot or cold by heating 30 seconds in the microwave or leaving in the freezer overnight. Do not wash.