Thriving Pink Donates Funds to Two Sutter Davis Hospital Patients
DAVIS – Thriving Pink, a Davis-based nonprofit dedicated to helping breast cancer survivors thrive after diagnosis, donated $20,000 to 18 women throughout Yolo and Solano counties to help with medical care and quality of life costs not covered by health insurance.
Two of those recipients, Chasity Baltazar and Carlotta Gallardo, are Sutter Davis Hospital patients and were presented with checks on Thursday by Thriving Pink board members in an emotional ceremony at the Sutter Medical Foundation infusion center on the SDH campus.
“The nursing staff at Sutter Davis Hospital are heroes for what they do every day for these women,” said Mary Yin Liu, Executive Director, Thriving Pink. “So many women are struggling to make ends meet. This support will make a huge different to ensure they have the best care possible. It’s incredible special for our thriving community to come together like this.”
Both women were extremely appreciative to Thriving Pink for the generous gifts.
“You don’t realize until you are going through something like this what a financial toll it takes on you and your family,” said Baltazar, a Dixon resident. “Before this, I was taking one multivitamin and now I am on 19 medications.”
Gallardo was brought to unending tears when she received her gift. She plans on buying groceries and taking her 14-year-old son out on a mother-son date.
“It means a lot,” she said through an interpreter. “I have no more worries.”
Thriving Pink hosts several support groups, programs and events for cancer patients and survivors that intrigued both women.
“Things are so hectic with treatments and blood draws – there’s something every day it seems like,” said Baltazar. “I haven’t had a chance to connect with people. I definitely want to take advantage of the retreat they have and talk to other women who have gone through what I am going through.”
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