Thursday, October 22, 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness Month :: Chemo Care Bags

I've mentioned before that I'm in MOPS here in Ohio. This year I took a huge leap of faith and decided to step into a leadership role. I am our Service Coordinator, which gives me the task of finding and planning ways for us to give back to our community. As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. To support and give back to those fighting such a nasty disease, we had a mom night in and put together Chemo Care bags for ladies currently going through the biggest battle of their lives.

Each lady who RSVPed to the MNI brought an item to stuff the bags with. Our Chemo Care bags included crossword puzzles, magazines, hand sanitizers (non-scented), boxed lemonade heads, lip balms, fuzzy socks, trail mixes, queasy drops, tissues, lotions, a bracelet, nail file, Jamberry kit and a knitted headband. We are going to give this to a local Pink Ribbon Girls location. Pink Ribbon Girls has a Love Your Girls program that provides education, outreach and support through our website, social and print media, public speaking forums, pink game days, community events, coffee talks, and collaborations with other organizations. If I've learned anything about cancer, it knows no age, race or social standing. Programs like this and others provide women of every walk of life the support they need when they need it the most.

If you'd like to donate bags to your local chapter, here are some great ideas on how what to pack in your bags from a quick Pinterest search, Chemo Bags ideas on Pinterest. I'm also having a Thirty One party on Facebook, where 20% of my consultants net sales are going to be donated to The National Breast Cancer Foundation. The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 34. At the time of her diagnosis, there was little information about the disease, and she was forced to make a decision about her health with few options. After her treatment, Janelle made a commitment to help women around the world by educating them about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. NBCF provides free mammograms to women in all 50 states through their network of hospitals. If you'd like to shop and support my effort in providing NBCF a donation, feel free to join the party by RSVPing HERE.

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