Who. Why. What.
Team W.H.I.P. is a 501c3 non profit organization, located in Lanett, Alabama, serving a breast health community. Our efforts are to reach those who can identify and serve our communities with purpose and resources. W.H.I.P. (originally Walking to Honor those In Pink) was established after a breast cancer walk was organized in October, 2015. The walk began in West Point, Georgia walking into Lanett, Alabama, and returning to the John D. Hoggs Pavillion in West Point, Georgia. With an overwhelming response to have a walk annually, it was also stated to begin a local support group. At the first meeting, majority breast survivors, Walking to Honor those In Pink migrated to Working to Help those In Pink. In 2016, a board was established and W.H.I.P. was connected and partnered with The Gene Machine of Auburn University (August 2016). Team W.H.I.P. services Chambers and Lee Counties of Alabama; West Point of Harris and Troup Counties of Georgia. We are "the NOW" of help. Team W.H.I.P. is dedicated to being a resource of HOPE and HELP to breast cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. In addition, the organization strives to provide educational, emotional and social support through an outreach of programs and events with an aid of community-based partnerships. This is made possible with financial contributions from sponsorships and donations.
Team WHIP embrace and encourage our differences in age, color, ethnicity, gender identity, physical and mental ability, race, religion, socioeconomic status. We are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
To support breast cancer patients, survivors, and their support systems through an aid of community-based partnerships, outreach of programs and events through sponsorships.
Caregivers are P.E.A.R.L.S.
1. Positive - maintain a positive attitude in the presence of the patient
2. Engage - in activities not all center around cancer. Educate on stages, types, treatments, & side effects.
3. Advocates - attend doctor visits; ask questions
4. Resourceful - search for help on local, state, and national platforms
5. Listening Ear - listen to understand. Foster a line of communication
6. Self-Health - entertain self. Don't lose "self" while helping others