Supporting the Breast Cancer Support Fund
This month of October we are grateful and humbled to be able to support the Breast Cancer Support Fund, an organization very close to the heart of our dearest and beloved friend Guida. We will be donating $5.00 from every candle purchase to honor Guida, who left us 5 years ago this October.
We invite you to visit their site and learn more about the amazing work they do in supporting women going through financial hardships while undergoing their treatments.
Guida fought hard during her 5 year battle with cancer, yet even with all the pain she was going through, she would be the first one on your side to comfort you and lift you up. We all miss her beautiful smile and positive outlook on life, she was an infectious soul and filled the room with so much light and joy.
Get to know Guida's story from when our sister brand Rok Cork began their support for this organization and has been supporting it yearly as per Guida's wishes. Guida was all about helping and empowering women.
"My name is Guida. “In September 2011 I was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma breast cancer, and then in August of 2013 with inflammatory breast cancer. Throughout my treatments, I've been blessed to have a great support system of friends and family. They have been instrumental as I continue my journey to beat cancer. But I have met many who weren't as fortunate as me.
Breast cancer takes a terrible toll on you physically, emotionally and financially. It is far too common that young woman find themselves dire straits because they are single family income earners. The financial strain you face from lost wages, along with the added medical costs, is a burden that many face.”
Rok Cork has designed the Guida bag to help women undergoing breast cancer treatment. All proceeds from the sale of the Guida bag will be donated to the a charity created to support breast cancer patients on their road to wellness through short-term financial support. Beating cancer isn’t easy, and we hope we can relieve some of burden so women can focus solely on regaining their health. "
Breast cancer beats you. Physically, mentally, emotionally. It batters you, scars you, breaks you. It takes your strength, it takes your beauty, it takes your hope. And then it makes you pay. That’s where we come in.
At the Breast Cancer Support Fund, we give hope. We give help. We give the financial support needed to let breast cancer patients focus, simply and solely, on fighting their disease.
Every donation, small and large, helps us to provide financial support to breast cancer patients for food, shelter, medication, prosthetics, child care, hospital parking, various treatments and restorative