Inspired to Give Back

giving_buddhaGive Wellness is my new nonprofit venture.

This project is inspired by all that I have learned since being diagnosed with DCIS in 2010.

The mission of Give Wellness is to give Free Wellness Workshops and Scholarships to under-served schools, individuals and groups.

Programs include:

HEALTHY Happy Hour Workshop:  

  • Participants learn tips and tricks for making easy, nutritious appetizers, non-dairy nut milks, power smoothies and healthy snacks.
  • Schools, senior centers, cancer support groups and nonprofits may apply here for a FREE Workshop.


  • Funds raised are given directly to people diagnosed with cancer (*or other serious life or health challenges).

Learn more at

Thank you to everyone who is joining me in my birthday wish to raise $5,100 to bring FREE wellness workshops and scholarships to people in need.

Read all about it here.


About Donna Pinto

I was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles when I was 12. I graduated with a BA in Journalism/Advertising from San Diego State University. After a short stint in magazine ad sales in LA, I was offered my dream job working for Club Med. I spent two years working at resorts in Mexico, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic and Colorado. My husband Glenn & I met while working at Club Med in Ixtapa, Mexico. We returned to "real life/jobs" for three years before we embarked on a two year honeymoon around the world. Together we wrote a book called "When The Travel Bug Bites: Creative Ways to Earn, Save and Stay Abroad." I am also the author of "Cheatnotes on Life: Lessons From The Classroom of Life," a quote book for new graduates. Becoming a mom changed my life and I was fortunate to work part-time from home with many amazing nonprofits. In 2010, a DCIS diagnosis inspired me to an investigation that culminated in creating DCIS 411 and Give Wellness.
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2 Responses to Inspired to Give Back

  1. Stephanie says:

    Well done! This is very inspiring. 🙂


  2. informedconsent2014 says:

    This is awesome, you have done so much for all of us here! I donated, that’s the least I can do to help you get your message out there about DCIS, your personal journey, and educating women about their personal health. And from one Aries to another, a very Happy Birthday and many more years of health and wellness to you (and everyone!)


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