1. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Lump to Laughter


    Lump to Laughter's mission is to provide support and raise awareness of the spiritual and emotional journey through breast cancer.

    How We Will Accomplish Our Mission

    - Share stories of Gracce, Hope, Faith & others who have overcame breast cancer.

    - Send Hope Packages to women newly diagnosed

    - Offering an Angel Fund to help women who are in financial need

    - Build a network of support to help those diagnosed and their caregivers, friends & family.

    - To educate caregivers, friends & family about the spiritual & emotional journey their loved ones are enduring and how to encourage them to wellness.

    We receive numerous emails and cards from the recipients of our Hope Packages as well as our Angel Fund assistance.  Our greatest accomplishment is knowing that our ministry offers Hope to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer and fuels them with the strength and encouragement they need to overcome cancer.

    To reach more women nationwide and assist as many women as we can – because until there is a cure there is HOPE!  We want to be the LIGHT in the darkness of this disease for women.  Due to the economy we had to give up our office space and in the future we would like to again be able to have the funds to have an office and one employee who can assist with administrative duties of the ministry.  Currently we are all volunteers.

    We are redesigning our website in order to maintain the hundreds of correspondences we receive.  It will also allow us to better communicate with women throughout their journey. 

    The cost of the redesign is $4000 and we will use the funds to pay for this cost.  We are a small non-profit but hope with the redesign to serve more women nationwide.

    ¨As an uninsured single mother of two, I didn't have any idea what to do when I was diagnosed. One of my first phone calls was to Lump to Laughter.  They prayed for me, followed up with a visit, gave me a Hope Package full of inspirational gifts, started fund raising for my financial needs, coordinated meals and home help, made trips to treatment with me, delivered prayer shawls and all the while continuing to support me spiritually and offering prayer.

    I cannot imagine where I would be without the continuing support of Lump to Laughter.¨

    Melanie James