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About

We Educate, Empower & Equip Urban Communities to Improve their Health and Well-being

The Renewing Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to increase the awareness of the fundamentals of healthy living in members of urban communities across the United States. Founded by Dr. Michael G. Knight, the Foundation works to achieve its purpose through community health literacy and awareness programming, and partnerships with external organizations working to improve the health of urban communities.

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Purpose and Passion In Pink!

Empowering Women To Live Their Best Lives Through Breast Cancer Awareness

Launched in the spring of 2016, Purpose and Passion in Pink! is a faith-based community education program designed to increase the knowledge of breast cancer prevention, screening, and treatment through local community events for African-American and Latina women. This signature program of the Renewing Health Foundation is designed to increase knowledge of breast cancer prevention, screening, and treatment, and increase mammography screening rates, through local community events. These events include free community luncheons featuring leading breast cancer specialists and survivors, health fair presentations and seminars, and a micro-grant program to support local initiatives. Since the inception of this program, more than 1,000 women have benefited from this program, and over $30,000 has been raised for breast cancer awareness education.

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Community Grant Program

Breast Cancer Awareness

The Purpose and Passion in Pink! Micro-Grant Program offers micro-grants of up to $750 to support breast health and breast cancer awareness educational activities, events, strategies or campaigns for African-American and Latina women in the New York Metropolitan area.

Purpose and Passion in Pink! Annual Luncheon

Celebrate Life

Our annual Purpose and Passion in Pink! Luncheon is held each year in October to Celebrate Life with breast cancer survivors and their loved ones. This event features exciting entertainment, dynamic speakers, including breast cancer specialists and survivors, gourmet cuisine, and special honored guests

Women of Strength and Purpose

Breast Cancer Survivorship

Founded in 2018, Women of Strength and Purpose (WSP) is a faith-based network working to support and empower women affected by breast cancer through peer support and shared experiences designed to enhance their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing

 

5th Annual Purpose and Passion in Pink! Luncheon

The 5th Annual Purpose and Passion in Pink! Luncheon, "Celebrating Life", was held at Marina Del Rey in Throgs Neck, NY, on October 13, 2019 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM. Over 110 individuals attended this year's luncheon, which featured dynamic speakers, gourmet cuisine, musical entertainment, and a special celebration of life for breast cancer survivors and their loved ones. Over $10,000 was raised for breast cancer awareness education!

 
 

Key People

Committed to the Cause

Dr. Michael G. Knight

Founder & President

Dr. Knight is a Physician, Healthcare Executive, and Non-Profit Leader in Minority Health Promotion. He founded the Renewing Health Foundation in 2012, and has lead the organization in its community empowerment efforts.

Dr. Travelle Ellis

Chair of the Board

Dr. Ellis is a healthcare industry leader in diversity and inclusion, and has been a member of the Renewing Health Foundation Board of Directors since 2012. She leads the advisory work of the Board to support foundation initiatives.

Mrs. Yvonne Knight

Program Coordinator

Mrs. Knight is a former corporate finance executive and co-founder of the Renewing Health Foundation's Purpose and Passion in Pink! Initiative. She leads the Women of Strength and Purpose, the foundation's breast cancer survivor network.

Ms. Monique Weatherly

Outreach Coordinator

Ms. Weatherly is a healthcare worker and supports the foundation's initiative by working with community partners to support local health initiatives. She is the manager of the foundation's community grant program.

 

Dr. Kene Chukwuanu

Board of Directors

Dr. Jennifer Parker

Board of Directors

Dr. Kendrick Gwynn

Board of Directors

Dr. Krystilyn Washington

Board of Directors

Ms. Anthea Knight

Annual Luncheon Chairperson

 

Get Involved

You Can Make a Difference

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Volunteer Your Time

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Volunteer Your Time and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.

Make a Donation

The work of the Renewing Health Foundation is made possible by the generous contributions of our sponsors. Your tax-deductible donation will allow for the continued development and implementation of our programs, free of cost, in minority communities across the country.

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