Breast cancer is not pretty. And it’s no pink ribbon.
If it’s a color… it’s blue. Because it makes you feel blue to the very core.
There are amazing organizations that raise money for research… but there needs to be more than that. More than ever, we need to come together and support the people going through this horrific cancer process. Taking care of our community, our mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, sons and daughters… we need more unity. Cancer patients need to start feeling a little less blue during one of the most challenging experiences of their life.
And that’s exactly why I created this foundation. Welcome. I’m glad you’re here.
I remember being a little girl and learning about my grandmother’s breast cancer diagnosis. It was bad and in her bones. I knew that didn’t mean anything good – but, I guess I thought sometimes older people get cancer. That’s just what happens to them (or so I thought). Through it all – she had so much love and light left in her… and it has left a lasting impression on my life and the lives of many others. But, I think about the suffering and pain she endured. Did she have the support she needed?
No one is safe from cancer.
No matter if you’re a man or woman, young or old. It will come out of nowhere, for no reason – and completely rock your world.
It did mine.
I’m currently battling Stage 4 Triple Negative Breast Cancer… and I’m only 33 years old. I’ve never had a mammogram, I tested negative for the gene – so it’s true, it has come out of nowhere. There’s no rhyme or reason for it. It’s proven that it’s not hereditary… and for me, we have no idea how this happened.
I now realize it’s all about raising more awareness and supporting those going through the cancer fight. Now more than ever I want to create a foundation to support those suffering through this massive disease. You have no idea how awful it is to battle cancer until you’re in the thick of it… literally fighting for your life.
How can we help? What can we do?
There are a lot of great foundations that serve a bigger purpose of raising money for research and those organizations are so incredibly needed. And sure, there are foundations that support the individual on some level. But is there a place you can go to gift someone a free bag of goodies that will support them in their fight? To remind them they’re not alone?
That’s where the Blue Bag concept comes into play.
During my cancer journey, I was gifted several Blue Bags. The concept is really neat. Whenever you’re feeling blue you pull out your blue bag, grab an item, unwrap it, and enjoy with hopes that it will make you feel a little less blue.
We want this Blue Bag movement to bring a smile to someone battling breast cancer, even if it’s just for a moment of feeling less blue. The items in a Blue Bag may make a person laugh, be helpful during their cancer journey, or maybe it will be something that will move them forever.
A Blue Bag
Maybe you just found out your friend or family member has cancer. You’re searching Google trying to find the perfect gift to give… just because you don’t know what else to do. You want to do something but you have no idea what makes sense in this situation, right?
That’s where we come in. We will ship a FREE Blue Bag to those going through some form of treatment. Once we raise enough donations to support the Blue Bag movement, we will be able to put a request form right here on this page so anyone can come here at any time and request a free Blue Bag be shipped to their friend or family member battling breast cancer.
That’s right, it’s free. More than anything, we need to support these individuals going through one of the most horrific experiences of their lives. We need to bring love and light to their days when they are feeling the most blue. Cancer can play with your head so much… but the Blue Bag movement will aid in bringing a little ‘happy’ to their lives just when they need it the most.
How do I know this helps?
Because I’m currently battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer. I am one of the few that have received so many gifts to help me through this process. While I’m so grateful for the outpouring of support — I’m equally sad because every single time I walk into the cancer hospital to get my chemo treatment, 90% of the people sitting in the room do not have anyone sitting with them. They do not have a bag full of goodies helping them pass the time and helping them get through the day. Some have nothing. (The below image is an example of what’s included in a Blue Bag)
So, I started giving away the stuff that was given to me because I hated seeing people battle alone.
Then, I realized… this is what the world needs more of. Community, unity, and love. Let’s make someone’s day, let’s make sure they have what they need to at least make the time a little less hard.
Let’s give them a Blue Bag full of love, hope and support.
All of our donations go directly to the source, the very person battling cancer. Our Blue Bags are free and funded by donations. Let’s join together and make this movement move people through their cancer treatment. Are you with me?
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