Pink Ribbon Girls headquarters relocating to Englewood

The Pink Ribbon Girls provide free direct service to those with breast and women's reproductive cancers, including healthy meals for the family. FILE

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The Pink Ribbon Girls provide free direct service to those with breast and women's reproductive cancers, including healthy meals for the family. FILE

Contractor/board member donates new building to group that has been in Tipp City

TIPP CITY — Pink Ribbon Girls, the not-for-profit organization that provides assistance to individuals fighting certain types of cancers, announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Englewood next month.

Currently headquartered in Tipp City, the organization will relocate to 350 Huls Drive in Englewood in mid-April, according to a recent statement.

“Tipp City has been an amazing home to us and we are so thankful for the tremendous support of the community throughout the past eight years,” said Heather Salazar, president and CEO of Pink Ribbon Girls. “We have had the best landlords and will miss being in the heart of downtown.”

The new building was purchased and donated to Pink Ribbon Girls by Bill Jergens, owner of R.B. Jergens, a general contracting business based in Vandalia.

“The gift will result in significant savings, allowing PRG to put those dollars toward essential services for those battling breast and gynecological cancers,” the group said.

Jergens has hosted the Dayton region’s Ignite the Fight event at his home in Troy annually since 2018, and has served on the Pink Ribbon Girls board since 2020.

“It’s a wonderful cause,” Jergens said recently of the organization’s mission. “Pink Ribbon Girls serves families in our local community and has the most kind, unselfish donors. We are happy to be a part of it.”

PRG employs a total of 33 people throughout its five service regions of Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, St. Louis, and the Bay Area in California. The new location will provide space for the Dayton region’s 14 employees.

“Our programming, marketing, data and accounting employees, who serve all regions, and our Dayton regional development employees, will be working out of the corporate headquarters,” Salazar said. “We are excited to stay in the Miami Valley and continue to serve clients from our new location.”

Pink Ribbon Girls was founded in 2002 as a peer support group by three breast cancer survivors. In 2012, the organization launched its grassroots program to deliver free meals, housecleaning, and rides to treatment for individuals with breast cancers, later expanding services to those with gynecological cancers.

Ten years later, Pink Ribbon Girls is still providing those services, as well as cancer education and peer support, to patients and their families, independent of age, stage of progression or socio-economic status, and free of charge.

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