October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Seas of pink clothing at sporting events, Facebook avatars turned pink, and various forms of advertising remind us to do our part in the fight against breast cancer. One local non profit carries on this crusade year-long. Women Supporting Women is a grassroots organization started by three local women in 1993 with the purpose of assisting women diagnosed with breast cancer. Since its inception, the organization has grown and now covers the entire Delmarva Peninsula.
- Women Supporting Women provides all of their services free of charge which in part include:
- Tote bags of information for newly diagnosed patients covering chemotherapy, radiation, recurrence, etc.
- Wigs, hats and scarves free to those with all types of cancer
- Mentoring services and support group meetings
- Lift chair loaner programs
- Education and awareness for additional support to all family members and much more…
I first found out about Women Supporting Women several years ago from my friend and fellow esthetician, Kim King. Kim lost her mom Christine Whaley to cancer and having lost my brother and many close friends to this horrible disease, I really wanted to do my part and help out in any way I could. For the month of October my proceeds of Lucky Girl Grapefruit Body Lotion and Aromatherapy Spray will go to Women Supporting Women in memory of Kim’s mom, Christine Whaley. Anyone who purchases this lotion will also be helping in the fight against cancer.
This Lucky Girl lotion and spray is made with 100% pure certified essential oils, enriched with vitamins A,C & E and paraben free (no harmful preservatives) so women with cancer can use it without question that it is safe. The benefits of grapefruit have been studied by over 50 universities and hospitals world wide. It has been known for its ability to clean toxins from the body, detox the lymphatic system, burn fats, eliminate excess fluids and protect against cancer!
I think all of us at some point in our lives have lost someone near and dear to us. Cancer will hopefully be able to be cured more quickly in the future. There are many who have been able to do so with great care. We must all show love and compassion to those who need our help to fight their battle against cancer and support their families during difficult times. If you would like to purchase Lucky Girl Products for proceeds to go to Women Supporting Women you can purchase them at Robin Walter Salon and Spa or contact Lucky Girl Bath & Beauty and have them mailed to you by calling 410-251-6977.
Donations are welcome and can be sent directly to:
Women Supporting Women
10026 Old Ocean City Blvd.
Berlin, Md. 21811
For additional information call 410-641-2849 or www.womensupportingwomen.org.