about pgwc

who we are

our mission

Connecting cancer survivors, patients and caregivers together through therapeutic sessions, supportive services and wellness activities to empower their mental health.

core values

Demonstrating understanding, care, and compassion towards individuals and families affected by cancer.
Empowering cancer patients and survivors to take an active role in their treatment, mental health  and well-being.
Providing reliable and accurate information about cancer and mental health prevention, awareness and support services.
Building partnerships and collaborating with other organizations to maximize impact.

why pretty

By transforming "Pretty" into a powerful concept, we shift the focus from external appearances to the strength, resilience, and compassion that lie within us. It becomes a force that uplifts and empowers cancer survivors, patients and caregivers.
Empowerment Through Pretty:
"Pretty" goes beyond superficial beauty and becomes a representation of inner strength, confidence, and authenticity. Embracing the power of Pretty means recognizing the beauty within ourselves and others, irrespective of societal standards or appearances.
 Pretty is the strength to overcome adversity, rising above challenges and obstacles with unwavering determination. It's the ability to transform hardships into opportunities for growth.
Pretty is the kindness and empathy we show towards others, understanding that everyone is fighting their battles. It's about uplifting each other and fostering a supportive and inclusive community.
Pretty is having the courage to stand up for what is right, even in the face of opposition. It's about using our voices to advocate for positive change and empowering others to do the same.
Pretty is the act of nurturing ourselves physically, emotionally, and mentally. It's about embracing self-love and self-care, recognizing that we are deserving of kindness and compassion.

pink & green

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. 

Did You Know?

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.

- National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Did You Know?

Up to 25% of cancer survivors experience symptoms of depression and up to 45% experience anxiety.

- National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Did You Know?

With 40% of cancer patients experiencing clinically significant mental health issues, including depression and anxiety, the need for care is evident.

- Cancervic.org.au

Did You Know?

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.

- Mental Health America

Did You Know?

The most common mental health issue in women is depression.

- mcleanhospital.org

Did You Know?

1 in 4 women who had recently been told they had breast cancer had PTSD.

- American Cancer Society