This one’s for the girls.
I’m super excited to announce that I’m donating $5 from every pouch sold of my new Think Pink tea, to local programs and services supporting breast cancer warriors.
Breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian women.
For 2020/2021, I’ve chosen to support an incredibly important organization for all cancer patients (not just breast cancer), the Wellspring Centre in Oakville (Birmingham-Gilgan House).
If you aren’t familiar with Wellspring, they provide programs and services (at no charge and without medical referral), for cancer patients and their caregivers.
They receive no core or government funding, and rely completely on donations, sponsorships and events.
What I love most is that Wellspring provides the emotional, social, practical and restorative needs so urgently required while living with cancer.
It addition to coping with cancer, individuals are often dealing with debilitating pain, nausea, fatigue, anxiety and depression.
Specifically, my donation will help fund a critical program called The Healing Journey.
According to Wellspring Oakville, 80% of their current members are women, and 50% of that population are breast cancer patients.
But the great thing is, my donation will benefit everyone who participates in The Healing Journey, despite gender or cancer type.
This new tea has been a dream of mine since I launched my business, because far too many women in my life have already been touched by breast cancer.
My 96 year old Grandmother, my first cousin, two of my best friends, my next door neighbour, my family doctor, several customers…and the list goes on and on and on.
While my friends were going through treatment, they always raved about the amazing programs and services they benefitted from at Wellspring.
They described it as their “lifeline” to cancer support.
I’d always assumed it was something offered through the Canadian Cancer Society, and had no idea Wellspring was a completely independent organization.
Personally, I’ve been trying to do my part to raise money in the fight against breast cancer for many years.
- participated & fundraised for CIBC Run for the Cure for over 15 years
- hosted several “Tea for Ta-Tas” Afternoon Tea Party events
- partnered with CIBC branches (Hamilton, Burlington Oakville) in 2019 to sell tea using my local fundraising program
Faith even requested donations, in lieu of gifts, at her 10th birthday party back in 2014. It was an American Girl party and I had custom “Fight Like A Girl” outfits made for all the dolls as their loot bag!
The launch of this new Think Pink tea allows me to fundraise throughout the entire year, with every pouch sold, to a cause that’s near and dear to my heart.
All while giving back to my local community via Wellspring Oakville.
And even Covid-19 won’t be able to dampen these fundraising efforts since no “in-person” events are required to raise money.
Please consider buying a pouch of Think Pink tea to ensure our friends, family and neighbours living with cancer, receive the supportive care they need.
In the meantime, I’ll keep praying for a cure.
Hope & Faith live here.