Helping ease the struggle women face when diagnosed with breast cancer or the threat of breast cancer. This charity raises money to purchase specialized sweatshirts for women recovering from mastectomy surgeries. These sweatshirts are delivered prior to their surgery to handle the drains.
The story of how Hope Chest charity started:
In December of 2020, I took a genetic test and discovered that I had a genetic mutation (similar to BRACA-1) that increased risk for both breast and ovarian cancer.
This solidified my decision to have a double mastectomy.
For those who know me well, know that it was hard for me to accept help and support. This did not mean I didn’t appreciate what friends and family do for each other…I just am very stubborn and like to be in control. So, we formed a charity, “HOPE CHEST” that would allow me to ask for support, while spreading kindness and paying it forward.
With double mastectomies, come tubes and inconveniences of being connected for weeks. There are clothing apparel to help handle these drains. Some women are unaware of these clothing items or unable to purchase the items. We collected donations to purchase sweatshirts to help support these women already going through a stressful time. The sweatshirts are provided to the doctors office to hand out to women BEFORE their upcoming surgery.
HEALTH PREVENTION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. YOU ARE YOUR BIGGEST CHEERLEADER AND ADVOCATE. Regular screenings and checkups can save lives.