Pattie Stempka, founder of Pattie’s Pink Warriors, is retiring after 11 years to spend more time with family and grandkids.
She is passing the baton (PINK Ribbon) to Penny Johnson, founder of Powerful Pink Warriors, who will continue to raise money for the ACS for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Johnson is a local resident of North East for seven years. She is a wife to an amazing man for 29 and a half years, a mom of two grown children, a son and daughter and an additional daughter-in-love for six months now.
She is also a member of Orchard Beach Church, employee of Infinity Resources, and the Human Services Secretary for Salvation Army – North East Service Unit.
“As of May 6, 2020, I will celebrate one year from my last Breast Cancer treatment,” Johnson said. “I was diagnosed August 23, 2018, with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, endured eight dense doses of two types of chemo every other week, a lumpectomy and six weeks of daily radiation. I attribute my survival to God, all the prayers, my family and friends’ support.”
“I have a passion to unite and encourage people in hope and faith because we all walk through times of trials, valleys, and storms,” Johnson added. “I’m very excited to take the ‘baton’ from Pattie Stempka of Pattie’s Pink Warriors and participating in such a valuable cause in ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ through the American Cancer Society.”
The new name will continue with ‘PPW’ but it will stand for “POWERFUL PINK WARRIORS” to build a team of local interested women from churches, non-profits, and businesses so that we can build a unified team to continue to grow upon the success Pattie has had over the past decade.
Johnson can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Facebook Page “POWERFUL PINK WARRIORS”.
“I would like to thank everyone for their support these past 11 years and hope everyone will support Penny’s Powerful Pink Warriors,” Stempka said.
Since 2008, PPW has raised over $210,384 for the ACS for this great cause.