Comfort Through Friends Baskets of Care offers peer support through volunteers who are also breast cancer survivors. We also regularly host our special “Night of Empowerment” program, which provides an evening of fun, socialization, pampering, and peer support.
“I wanted to let you know that I am reading the book and using the notebook. Although I have had my husband, my two children, my sisters and brothers, my Mother and Mother-inlaw to get me to this point, I must thank you, too! The book that you placed in the tote bag has certainly gotten me over the initial shock of being told I have breast cancer. I hope that when I finish treatment that I can give back to you. Thank you for your initiative to help those like us!”
“Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops…at all.” ~ Emily Dickinson
Baskets of Care was founded by breast cancer survivor Gail Cooper, who was diagnosed in September 2009. After recognizing an unmet need for support at the time of diagnosis and a lack of information and emotional support for patients, Gail created Baskets of Care in 2010, patterned after a breast cancer support program in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. Baskets of Care is led by a volunteer board of directors and is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.
PO Box 351868 Toledo, OH 43635-1868 firstname.lastname@example.org 419.283.9003
Baskets of Care provides women and men newly diagnosed with breast cancer with essential educational materials, peer support, and Comfort Care Bags. www.basketsofcare.org
Baskets of Care is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit
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A Mission of Help and Hope
The mission of Baskets of Care is to provide help and hope to people newly diagnosed with breast cancer and help them to traverse the confusing and frightening journey through radiation, chemotherapy, surgery and recovery.
Comfort Care in a Bag
“I want to thank you for the Comfort Care Bag. It has so much good information that has helped me through this trying time. Thank you for such a thoughtful gift.” ~ Margie Each Comfort Care Bag, which is free of charge to anyone newly diagnosed with breast cancer, includes: • The book, “Just Get Me Through This” by Deborah Cohen
Please make a donation today. A donation of just $55 will provide one Comfort Care Bag to someone newly diagnosed with breast cancer in our community. Thank you for supporting Baskets of Care. I wish to support Baskets of Care with a donation of: m $55
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• “Questions to Ask Your Doctor”
Our Comfort Care Bags help to answer the immediate questions patients often have about their new breast cancer diagnosis, pending surgery and follow-up care. The contents offer comfort, care, and support during a breast cancer survivor’s journey to recovery.
• Two-year journey calendar and folio for medical appointments and records
Our Comfort Care Bags are packed by volunteers and gifted to newly diagnosed patients through our many partnerships in the breast care medical community, including surgeons and oncologists across Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
• Hand-knitted or crocheted healing shawl made by volunteers
• Heart-shaped pillow, hand sewn by volunteers, to wrap around seat belts to protect the breast • Chocolate bar
• Adjustable belt with attachable pouches for holding post-surgery drainage tubes
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• Educational materials provided by American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Baskets of Care • Journal book and pen
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