Mollie Hazen’s Breast Cancer Action

$8,886 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 89 people in 23 months
I want to tell you a little bit about my friend, Mollie, to inspire you to help her continue her life of giving to others. Mollie is now facing one of her biggest challenges of her life and she needs your immediate help.  Three weeks ago, Mollie was diagnosed with a metastasized breast cancer that she is doing everything in her power to conquer. Her health insurance company has failed her; therefore, she has researched and found an alternative cancer and medical treatment clinic that is located out of the state of California. 

Mollie does not have a lot of time. To continue her life of giving to others, she needs $40,000 to afford treatment, transportation, and housing once there. The cost is $7,000/week and she needs our help as soon as April 2nd to begin treatment.  This is about taking action for a powerful woman who has helped many, many of us. 

Mollie wears a variety of hats as an Arts/Culture Commissioner, Board member/President-elect of the Kensington Symphony Orchestra, photographer, and curator of her late husband Don Hazen’s stunning nature photography.  She’s also given years of service to the local Soroptimist International Clubs, Rotary International Clubs and local crime prevention committee where she served as chair/vice-chair. She received a State Legislative Award for her outstanding leadership in uniting the community in its fight against crime in the National Night Out Campaign. She currently also serves as vice-president of records for the El Cerrito Democratic Club E-board.  She became involved in compassionate aid in dying over 20 years ago, and she continues to serve as an action team leader in working with the nationally recognized  advocacy group Compassion and Choices. That organization was instrumental last year in getting the End-of-Life Option Act, ABX2-15, signed by Governor Jerry Brown: A groundbreaking medical-aid-in dying victory for millions in the State of California! 

Mollie never thought she would be in a position to ask for your help, not her. Friends refer to her as: the strong one, the compassionate one who advocates for others, the active community leader pro-bono volunteer, the photographer/writer who donates her services to non-profits, and the one that others can count on when they are in need of guidance. Mollie is the one who “rarely asks for help” of any kind. I’ve known Mollie for years now, as the wife, and later widow of my friend, Dr. Don Hazen. Don was an amazing photographer and nationally known master Rolfer/healer. She supported and fought alongside Don for years against his own battle with cancer.

In support of this critical effort, donation perks of her late husband’s Don’s Hazen’s amazing nature photography are being offered. The first 20 Bronze tier funders, those gifting at the $50 level will receive a beautiful note card print. The first 10 Silver tier funders at $100 will receive her book of stunning images “The Light of Passion: The Legacy of Don R. Hazen”  (By the way, her book is on Amazon, too!) and, the first 10 Gold tier funders at $200, a larger unframed and unmatted 8x10 print copy of his breathtaking nature photography lovingly selected by Mollie. Please understand Mollie will not be able to administer the delivery of these amazing treasures until after she returns.

Feel Mollie’s power! There is no guilt for not giving. If this resonates, great, if not we ask that you please share this with your friends and family.

Thank you for your support for Mollie and her awesome future!
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Hi everyone.

It's been ten months since my friend Mollie started her GoFundMe campaign to conquer breast cancer.

She went through her treatment with your help and is now taking care of herself and others again.

While this campaign never reached it's goal of $40,000, it DEFINITELY reached it's goal of helping Mollie on her way back to wellness. Mollie got the care she needed, albeit at a shorter and still appropriate level.

You did it. Mollie did it.

We like the idea of the real, flesh and blood Mollie, not some online ghost of a breast cancer campaign. So, we're going to quietly close thisGoFundMe site in a week.

So, thanks again, a lot, a lot, a lot! It's been an honor organizing this for her.

-Neil Tanner


And here's Mollie in her own words:

Dear Friends,

In thinking back to last year I was reflecting on how kind and helpful you were to me. Because of your support and my progress, it’s time to close this GoFundMe chapter. Once again, I want to ((( thank you))). Your support, prayers, encouragement and caring have been of immeasurable value and have deeply moved me.

During this unexpected journey, I am appreciative of your walking along beside me.

Many have asked me to share lessons learned. So here they are: The healing journey involves our body and also our mind, intuitive intelligence, our heart, our spirit and our soul. They are all connected, and our healing is an integrative process. It is about accepting ‘what is” and about understanding that love does triumph over fear. Be mind-fully present with your inner courage, and every day take the time to write out or speak five gratitudes. Be appreciative of those who really care about you because they are the ones that will consistently show up in your life. And that goes both ways… As a precognitive intuitive, I also live in a world where reading energy fields is a second language. So at that level, I am aware of how we create our own reality and how we are all connected to the Universal laws - God, Spirit, and All there is. All illness is caused by a blockage of energy. And the understanding of this; a fierce commitment of intentions and discipline, as well as our attitude, plays an impactful role in our healing. For many, serious illness represents a ‘wake-up call” to stop and access what direction your life is going. This awareness has been/is true of my own health challenges. Because my life force is “strong”, I often serve as a resource for others who are struggling with their own health journeys.

As president of our local Kensington Symphony Orchestra, I introduce our programs by saying “Music and Art are the soul of Life”. Music and art serve to profoundly heal us when we actively engage with them. Recently I acquired a pair of snare drums adding to my electronic piano and guitar, and enjoy the rhythmic beat (ancient approach using drumming to promote health and well-being) mimicking the heart beats of our mothers…I love writing and composing. Some of you have heard the piece written and recorded after Donnie died “My Love’s Journey”. Photography and art remain life priorities with local exhibits, as well as through my community work as a city arts and culture commissioner. And local politics/social justice involvement is still a huge passion!

Our friends, neighbors and community really are the “extended family” we choose for ourselves… A most important lesson is that it is “ok” to ask for help. No matter how emotionally strong we may think we are, that strength can quickly turn to brittleness :-) We create our own source of wholeness.

This has been a year+ of excitement, new explorations, learning, difficulties, challenges and renewed hope. And so it continues.

My blessings for you and yours are for radiant health, grace, compassion and peace as we move forward into the New Year.

Be well, and please take care.

- Mollie
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Hi everyone.

It's been ten months since my friend Mollie started her GoFundMe campaign to conquer breast cancer.

She went through her treatment with your help and is now taking care of herself and others again.

While this campaign never reached it's goal of $40,000, it DEFINITELY reached it's goal of helping Mollie on her way back to wellness. Mollie got the care she needed, albeit at a shorter and still appropriate level.

You did it. Mollie did it.

We like the idea of the real, flesh and blood Mollie, not some online ghost of a breast cancer campaign. So, we're going to quietly close thisGoFundMe site in a week.

So, thanks again, a lot, a lot, a lot! It's been an honor organizing this for her.

-Neil Tanner


And here's Mollie in her own words:

Dear Friends,

In thinking back to last year I was reflecting on how kind and helpful you were to me. Because of your support and my progress, it’s time to close this GoFundMe chapter. Once again, I want to ((( thank you))). Your support, prayers, encouragement and caring have been of immeasurable value and have deeply moved me.

During this unexpected journey, I am appreciative of your walking along beside me.

Many have asked me to share lessons learned. So here they are: The healing journey involves our body and also our mind, intuitive intelligence, our heart, our spirit and our soul. They are all connected, and our healing is an integrative process. It is about accepting ‘what is” and about understanding that love does triumph over fear. Be mind-fully present with your inner courage, and every day take the time to write out or speak five gratitudes. Be appreciative of those who really care about you because they are the ones that will consistently show up in your life. And that goes both ways… As a precognitive intuitive, I also live in a world where reading energy fields is a second language. So at that level, I am aware of how we create our own reality and how we are all connected to the Universal laws - God, Spirit, and All there is. All illness is caused by a blockage of energy. And the understanding of this; a fierce commitment of intentions and discipline, as well as our attitude, plays an impactful role in our healing. For many, serious illness represents a ‘wake-up call” to stop and access what direction your life is going. This awareness has been/is true of my own health challenges. Because my life force is “strong”, I often serve as a resource for others who are struggling with their own health journeys.  

As president of our local Kensington Symphony Orchestra, I introduce our programs by saying “Music and Art are the soul of Life”. Music and art serve to profoundly heal us when we actively engage with them. Recently I acquired a pair of snare drums adding to my electronic piano and guitar, and enjoy the rhythmic beat (ancient approach using drumming to promote health and well-being) mimicking the heart beats of our mothers…I love writing and composing. Some of you have heard the piece written and recorded after Donnie died “My Love’s Journey”. Photography and art remain life priorities with local exhibits, as well as through my community work as a city arts and culture commissioner.  And local politics/social justice involvement is still a huge passion!

Our friends, neighbors and community really are the “extended family” we choose for ourselves… A most important lesson is that it is “ok” to ask for help. No matter how emotionally strong we may think we are, that strength can quickly turn to brittleness :-)  We create our own source of wholeness.

This has been a year+ of excitement, new explorations, learning, difficulties, challenges and renewed hope. And so it continues.

My blessings for you and yours are for radiant health, grace, compassion and peace as we move forward into the New Year.

Be well, and please take care.  

- Mollie
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Hi everyone!

Whew! Thanks to your funding and support, Mollie has made it through the process. Through you, she got the best and most appropriate treatment. She's now back home in her house and on the mend.

Since we've achieved her goal of getting treatment and safely getting home, we're taking this site down in a month or so.

Mollie has written a follow-up letter to share her success and provide closure for this site.

As I mentioned in earlier letter, 100% of your donations made it to Mollie. Even though there were 8% in fees and other per-transaction costs, my part was to fund that difference. She's all set!

Thanks again everyone for your care and support to Mollie!!! - Neil


Here's Mollie's letter to you:

Hello Dear Friends!

((Thank You))… I thought of you today - and yesterday, too… In wanting to be back in connection with you, I felt “grateful”, “appreciative”, and “blessed”. These are the immediate words that came to mind - and emanated from my heart as you walked beside me on my journey.

When long-time friend Neil posted his first entry back in March, there was no blueprint for the outcome. I trusted my “soul” to guide me to where I needed to be. And so it did. Intuitively, I knew that I was in the “right” place at the right time… As shared with you in past posts, the hot, dry Mesa desert was in itself a challenge to meet. The time away at the medical clinic served to be a kind of laboratory for restoration of my immune system and overall energy. Each day was one of constant challenge especially when told the first day “Welcome to Boot Camp!” Over the next month, I came to understand what that really implied! :-)

At the clinic, in experiencing a series of multiple adjunct therapies and proprietary IVs, patients soon learned that daily detoxing and lots of “grit” was the protocol to returning to our vitality and energy. There were those darker moments when I began to doubt if I could really get through this… Each one of you knows that feeling. When you think you simply can’t take another step, you discover that burst of energy that was there all along… Somehow you make it through the hardest of times. With your many prayers, (God & Spirit and All there is), letters, cards and gifts, I knew I was not alone.

Close friends, Sandi and then Jan came to visit, and we got to spend quality time together even doing a little exploring of Mesa and its surrounding areas. And I owe a special thanks to my dear friend, Paul, who was my "guardian angel and rock" traveling out there with me and then again driving us back.

While all these unfamiliar experiences were challenging, this is how I now feel…optimistic and stronger emotionally and physically. I remember saying that my nutritional diet back at home would be 80/20 = 80% raw, plant food, nuts, seeds and daily juicing and the 20% = cooked (steamed, sauteed) vegetables with occasional wild fish and chicken. However, keeping to that regime proved to be a little too ambitious.:-) So it’s now more like the reverse… 20/80.. ! :-) Daily fresh green juicing and lots of rest are key.

In keeping to natural therapies and multiple supplements, I am now inquiring into what the next continuing steps will be in working with my pathologist from the Arizona clinic, as well as a naturopathic doctor and nurse back here. And, I have my first medical cannabis card! (That’s another compelling story to share with you on a one-to-one basis.)

Your personal support has made a deeply meaningful impact.

As I move into the next important phase of immune restoration, I hope you will keep walking along side of me. Through your donations here, I have a database for future communications. I want to be sure you are all kept in the loop of my progress.

A fresh green juice “toast" to you and to your health!

Be well. - Many Blessings, Mollie
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Great news everyone! Mollie is heading back home.

From Mollie: I am leaving Arizona tomorrow. My good friend Paul arrived and we are enjoying some time off from the Clinic. We are in Phoenix today. Hope to visit the beautiful botanical gardens here.

I am ok. Lost about 7 lbs over the last month. Keeping to strict raw plant food/ green juice. Some recent developments at the Clinic have shed light on very important aspects of my condition. I am feeling optimistic about my ongoing well being.

My Clinic doctor is pleased with my overall progress and attitude in this brief time. This period away from home has been quite a learning journey. Many challenges to face and go through. Will continue to commit to these key life style changes to continue healing path.
Many thanks and blessings to friends who are walking beside me.
Looking forward to connecting again soon in person. ❤️

Neil here again. A big thanks to everyone who contributed financially or otherwise :) It showed up! I know her expenses are not covered and I know there's more updates from Mollie so I'll leave this page open. Feel free to share or give, here or directly to Mollie. I know she'll appreciate it.

The beautiful botanical desert gardens Phoenix
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Paul Fadelli
20 months ago

Mollie is and has a special spirit. This journey for her has only heightened those personal qualities and stiffened her resolve.

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Sergio Salinas González
22 months ago

I am going through a tought time myself Mollie... Allowing myself to receive love is the only thing that has truly begin to heal me... Receive Love Mollie

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$8,886 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 89 people in 23 months
Created March 21, 2016
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Anonymous
21 months ago
MH
$250
Mary Hackenbracht
21 months ago

Thinking of you, Mollie. Take care and be.

IW
$27
Ingrid & Gene Wishnoff
22 months ago
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Wishing you only the best.

JS
$50
Janet Seltzer
22 months ago

Hi Mollie, I think about you often and am sending you light and love throughout your journey. Namaste.

MH
$100
Marion Hunt
22 months ago

Thinking good, loving, and hopeful thoughts.

$100
Anonymous
22 months ago
Paul Fadelli
20 months ago

Mollie is and has a special spirit. This journey for her has only heightened those personal qualities and stiffened her resolve.

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Sergio Salinas González
22 months ago

I am going through a tought time myself Mollie... Allowing myself to receive love is the only thing that has truly begin to heal me... Receive Love Mollie

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