Hearing “you have cancer” is bad enough, but imagine wondering how you are going to continue to working to pay the bills, put food on the table, and even get to work! Cancer does not care, but we do and we are here to help.
Where It All Began
Debbie Torbett and Sue Sigmon-Nosach forged a 10+ year friendship because of cancer. Their friendship took them many places, allowed them to experience many things, meet many others quietly waging their own battles, and be a part of the indomitable spirit that says I will keep going.
Perhaps you met them… best known as the artistic team of 2 Broken Broads, they traveled the Southeast exhibiting their whimsical glass mosaics for all to enjoy while quietly raising awareness, educating others, and providing inspiration to all they met.
Although without her good friend, Sue continues to carry PGCS forward today by continuing their unique art form, raising awareness of GYN cancers, and assisting those in need.
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Where the Money Goes
Hearing “you have cancer” is bad enough, but imagine wondering how you are going to continue to work to pay the bills, put food on the table, and even get to work! Cancer does not care, but we do and we are here to help.
Please take a moment to look over our stories to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of women and their families who are undergoing treatment. We hope that you will want to join in our effort and remember, your donation is 100% tax deductible.
PGCS Pretty Place
PGCS Pretty Place is a dedicated room within NGPG Gynecologic Oncology’s practice in Gainesville, GA. Here, the Partnership for Gynecological Cancer Support (PGCS) will continue its mission to help women undergoing treatment for a gynecological cancer by providing wigs, hats, and scarves to underserved patients at no cost to them.
PGCS donors have furnished the room in soft shades of teal, in French Country style. Women can visit the Pretty Place on their own or with a family member or- friend on a day they are already receiving treatment. Nursing staff in the chemotherapy suite identify patients and invite them to PGCS Pretty Place.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center is partnering with PGCS to ensure an adequate supply of wigs. PGCS also accepts donations of gently used wigs. Georgia l11stitute of Cosmetology will provide classes on wig and hair styling, as well as make-up, regularly.
PGCS Pretty Place will celebrate with a grand opening on Thursday, March 30th, 2023.
Opening the Pretty Place in the organization’s 10th year of operation has special meaning for PGCS founder and CEO, Sue Sigmon-Nosach. ”When I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2004, I felt ugly, broken and alone. I hope the Pretty Place will give inspiration to all women who have been diagnosed with a gynecological cancer.”
Making a Difference
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Gainesville woman’s art, nonprofit offer tangible support to cancer patients
— K. Gerard
DEBBIE TORBETT 2/22/49 – 1/30/14
Debbie’s legacy is one of love and laughter…. and so much more….her beautiful family, her many friends, her art….and the Foundation she helped to establish to assist others that were traveling on the same path…..these – and so much more – were Debbie’s contributions to this world. To have met her and have been a part of her world was indeed, a privilege.
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