50 Shades of Pink Foundation
The “50 Shades of Pink Foundation” is founded by Jacqueline Walters, M.D., past OB/GYN chief resident of the Medical Center of Central Georgia, and current TV reality show star of “Married to Medicine.” Walters founded the organization after finding what she considered a lack of personal care and consideration for gynecology patients. A two-time breast cancer survivor, Jackie is now doctor to stars like Toni Braxton and Usher, and works to increase breast cancer awareness. CV Skinlabs donates products to support Jackie’s work and spread the word about non-toxic skin care!
Hair 2 Help
A non-profit organization, Hair 2 Help was founded by James Corbett, beauty expert, celebrity colorist, and owner of James Corbett Studio & Spa. Corbett started Hair 2 Help in October 2010 when he realized there was a need to help women affected by cancer look and feel fabulous. His spa days for cancer patients and their caregivers invite women who are suffering in to be pampered and beautified, and to receive other alternative treatments if they choose. CV Skinlabs donates products for those who take advantage of Hair 2 Help treatments.
Gilda’s Club New York City creates welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer, along with their families and friends. Their innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, lectures and social activities, all free of charge. CV Skinlabs donates products and copies of When Cancer Hits to the organization, and Britta also speaks there frequently to increase awareness of safe self care and reducing toxins in all areas of life.
Women’s Voices for the Earth
Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) is a national organization that works to eliminate toxic chemicals that harm women’s health. Together, Cinco Vidas and WVE are raising awareness about and taking action against toxic chemicals linked to cancer. A portion of When Cancer Hits book sales goes to WVE’s work empowering women to raise their voices for the right to live in a healthy environment.
Safe Skin Care Revolution
Side effects from cancer treatments can be extremely difficult to deal with. Aside from the expected hair loss and thinning eyelashes, patients can suffer from hand and foot syndrome, redness and burns, rashes, and embarrassing dryness and flaking. Cancer centers recommend products, but many of them are full of petroleum-based ingredients, carcinogens, hormone disruptors and other potentially harmful chemicals that can irritate skin further, dry it out, and create rashes and other reactions—all while adding to the toxic load patients already have from the chemotherapy and radiation therapies.CV Skinlabs raised funds through a campaign in 2013 for our outreach efforts to visit cancer centers around the country to do the following:
- Educate the nurses on safe skincare alternatives as opposed to toxic conventional products that are typically recommended
- Lecture of Britta’s book: When Cancer Hits
- Donate books and CV Skinlabs products to patients so they can use them during treatments.
So far, we have visited the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, and the St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut. We donated products and books for cancer fighters and survivors, and will continue to do so at other cancer centers around the country.