Connecting cancer survivors, patients and caregivers together through therapeutic sessions, supportive services and wellness activities to empower their mental health.
What does pink & green mean to PGWC? Our new logo captures our new mission and our colors have some important meanings behind them.
Pink, represents feminine, friendship, and hope. It is a positive color inspiring warm and comforting feelings, a sense that everything will be okay.
A cancer diagnosis can affect the emotional health of patients, families and caregivers. It also has a substantial impact on mental health and well-being as well. These are some of the reasons why our mental health is the foundation in our fight in cancer.
Green, represents mental health awareness along with signifies balance, peace and often indicates healing.
The green ribbon is bigger than the pink in our logo for a particular reason. We can not allow cancer to overpower our thoughts, minds and fight to beat cancer. Our logo represents balance, peace, healing, friendship, and womanhood.
One in three people with cancer experience mental or emotional distress. It is most common in breast cancer (42%) and head and neck cancer (41%) patients.
Up to 25% of cancer survivors experience symptoms of depression and up to 45% experience anxiety.
With 40% of cancer patients experiencing clinically significant mental health issues, including depression and anxiety, the need for care is evident.
Psychiatric disorders have been shown to affect at least 30–35% of cancer patients during all phases of the disease trajectory, and differ in nature according to stage and type of cancer.
The most common mental health issue in women is depression.
1 in 4 women who had recently been told they had breast cancer had PTSD.