Team W.H.I.P. is a 501c3 non profit organization serving a breast health community, located in Lanett, Alabama. Our efforts are to reach those who can identify with purpose and serving our communities with resources. W.H.I.P is an acronym that stands for Working to Help those In Pink. W.H.I.P. 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 almost 300 participants, it was an overwhelming response to have a walk annually and begin a local support group. In 2016, W.H.I.P. was connected with The Gene Machine of Auburn University. From this connection, a partnership was established in 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 hope. Team W.H.I.P. strives to provide FINANCIALLY, EMOTIONALLY, and PHYSICALLY support while educating the communities about breast health awareness with community-based outreach through programs, events, sponsorships, and partnerships.
To FINANCIALLY, EMOTIONALLY, and PHYSICALLY support LOCAL breast cancer patients, survivors, and their support systems through an aid of community-based partnerships, sponsorships, programs, and events.
Our vision is simply stated, together
Working to Help those In Pink.
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