By JEFFREY CULLEN-DEAN|Oct. 29, 2019 – 10:40 PM

After receiving support in her own fight against breast cancer, Stephanie Nation started The Pink Tribe to help others.

The nonprofit aims to help women with breast cancer and their families by providing them with care packages, chemo blankets and gift cards for groceries and gas, said Nation.

“Our mission is to share love and compassion with breast cancer patients,” Nation said. “We want to help them as a family to relieve the burdens of some of the day-to-day things.”

When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, Nation said her family received support from friends and community members.

Her children still needed to get to school, even on the days when she was unable to get herself out of bed, Nation said.

Now, Nation wants to help people the same way she has been given help.

“I’m a very strong willed person and I don’t like to ask for help. I had to succumb to the help that was given to us and I’m very grateful for that,” she said. “I couldn’t do it at the time with chemo, radiation and surgeries. For the love that was shared with us, I want to pay that forward.”

Nation said TPT will hold an inaugural golf tournament fundraiser at the Summergrove Golf Club on Nov. 9 to raise money for the organization to use during the Christmas season.

Tee time for the event will be at 1 p.m.

Entry into the tournament is $100 per person and $400 per team.

According to Nation, the money raised from the tournament will be used in Coweta and surrounding counties.

“I’m just trying to help the people in the community who have gone through what I’ve gone through,” she said. “It costs a lot of money to get healthy. It puts a burden on your family and that’s what we’re trying to do, help relieve that burden.”

For more information, contact Stephanie Nation at thepinktribe17@gmail.com .