“Butterfly Transformation” for Makesha with Dr. Gayoso in St. Petersburg, FL

Surgery Day Transforms Makesha

One more off the Wait List for My Hope Chest ~ New Beginnings!

Makesha and Dr. Gayoso Sept 2015

Dr. Antonio Gayoso and his butterfly in waiting!

Makesha’s testimonial…. The day before her surgery!!

We asked Makesh… “How do you feel today?”

Her Reply

“Oh My God…I me excited nervous at the same… I dreamed of this day ever since they took my breast away.  I’ve never been able to afford it.  You guys were my DREAM come true–you are my Angels!  You and Doctor Gayoso are changing my life right now! Before this surgery I had low self esteem… I didn’t feel complete… you guys are making me complete.   

Thank you thank you!!  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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“Hope Floats for My Hope Chest” ~ Host an Event to Change Lives!

“Hope Floats for My Hope Chest”

~ Making Women Whole Again ~

 

When Pink Ribbon month rolls around…

Rally Your “Butterfly Team”

Host a fundraiser and

take ACTION to Transform Lives!

Sign Up your “Butterfly Team” and create a“Hope Floats” event for My Hope Chest,raising funds for breast reconstruction for survivors in need. Together we will restore, transform and complete the cancer journey for thousands of breast survivors seeking closure.

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Support Breast Reconstruction for Survivors

Create a “Hope Floats” team building fundraiser at your office, civic group or with friends… Your event can be ANYTHING you desire:  A office “denim day, a bake sale, Raffle, wine and cheese party or even a golf tournament, That’s the FUN, you CHOOSE!

 

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“BRA Day”

“Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day” BRA Day was designated

in 2012 by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to

address the “Education of breast reconstruction options.”

My Hope Chest celebrates this significant day during

“ACTION” month with HOPE for healing and new beginnings!!

Cups of Hope ~ Summer Membership Drive`

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Cups of Hope Campaign to Fund Breast Reconstruction

Membership Drive sets a goal to forge new support

During July and August, My Hope Chest will launch our 1st online
Summer Membership Drive to fill our “Cups of Hope!”
MHC is striving for a goal to raise $2500! 

The “Cups of Hope” Annual Membership starts at just $25… Yes, that is only 100 committed supporters to hit our GOAL, to become annual “members” of My Hope Chest and help us “count on” annual support for programs and services.
Members at $25 will receive The Butterfly Report newsletter and be entered into periodic “raffles” for MHC prizes.  Support at larger levels will receive “MHC” T-Shirts, jewelry and more!
Thank you for supporting and sharing our “Cups of Hope campaign.  Together we will bring HOPE to life and make women whole again.

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FrankCrum Staffing hosts “Cinco de Mayo Fiesta” Fundraiser

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FrankCrum Staffing hosts “Cinco de Mayo Fiesta”

A “Give Day Tampa Bay” event on May 5th, to benefit My Hope Chest

My Hope Chest is thrilled to have our first event of the season in Clearwater, Florida sponsored and hosted by FrankCrum Staffing!

Join the FUN on Tuesday, May 5th as FrankCrum Staffing partners with My Hope Chest for a “Cinco de Mayo Fiesta” fete to be remembered!  In conjunction with “Give Day Tampa Bay” community giving initiative, the Mexican themed fete will raise funds and supporters celebrating with music and entertainment, inspirational speeches from breast cancer survivors, great raffle items,free appetizers including a nacho bar, cash bar and much more! So Save the Date and grab your friends and come out for evening of giving and fun!

 

TICKETS: Purchase Tickets Here on Eventbrite!
$25 Minimum Donation
$30 at Door on Day of Event
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Can’t make it to the event on May 5th, but still wish to donate?

Give Day Tampa Bay a 24-hour online giving challenge …….and all it takes is a couple of clicks on your smartphone, tablet or computer to make your contribution to My Hope Chest.

DONATE HERE:

https://www.givedaytampabay.org/#npo/my-hope-chest

 

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My Hope Chest is the ONLY national organization funding breast reconstruction for uninsured and under insured breast cancer survivors.  Our mission is to restore self-esteem, dignity and confidence to breast cancer survivors after mastectomy.

 

Breastless in America ~ Still Waiting… Documentary Coming to GIFF

“Ribbons walks and research matter when breast cancer is your battle. What happens when you’ve almost won? A growing wait list of survivors live MINUS one or both breasts because they lack the means for reconstruction. Feeling disfigured, depressed, less than whole… they long for closure from their disease.

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 Breastless in America ~Still Waiting  will release as a Trailer/short at Gasperialla International Film Festival (GIFF ) showing on Saturday, March 28th at 11am.

Alisa Savoretti, Founder of My Hope Chest, has envisioned this documentary to expose the problem thousands (if not millions) of mastectomy survivors are facing…living minus one or both breasts, unable to find closure from the disease because they lack insurance or high Co-Pays to achieve the expensive and complex, one year surgery.

Thanks to the partnership with MHC’s longtime video Angel, Kenny Strawn of Sunstream Productions, the project is being launched at the festival, starting as a trailer as we work to raise funds for the full documentary.

A kickstarter campaign is coming soon to raise $10,000 for the next round of production… stay tuned. Donations are excepted to be restricted to this project, contact info@myhopechest.org for more details.

Ed Morse Automotive “Drives for Hope” for My Hope Chest

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Ed Morse Automotive Group Drives For Hope

Auto Retailer’s October Proceeds Benefit My Hope Chest

Delray Beach, FL (October8, 2014) –

Through November 2, Ed Morse Automotive Group is supporting My Hope Chest by donating a portion of every car sold to the nonprofit organization. Their “Drive For Hope” campaing began October 1 in honor of Breast Cancer ACTION month.

“Last year Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa surprised My Hope Chest with a $10,300 BIG check…this year they have vowed to do more and we are thrilled” said Alisa Savoretti, the nonprofit’s founder. “Adding the entire West coast dealerships is an amazing testament to their vision of supporting grassroots efforts and we can’t wait to see all the positive ways we’re able to help survivors through the group’s generosity!”

“Ed Morse Automotive Group – West Coast, FL, Operations… We are humbled to participate, in some small way, knowing we are taking ACTION on behalf of the well-being and completeness of breast cancer survivors.  The MY HOPE CHEST organization along with our DRIVE FOR HOPE campaign is doing good things and that’s a good thing, ” said Anita Evans Marketing Director, Ed Morse Automotive Group West Coast.

 

About Ed Morse Automotive Group

Ed Morse has been selling and leasing for less while providing excellent customer service for over 65 years. Headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, this family owned and operated company presently has 9 Brands, 17 franchises, and 15 locations from which to choose. Find out more at www.EdMorse.com.

24 Dunkin Donuts Baking up Sales for My Hope Chest in October

Dunkin Donuts Clearwater Network Bringing Hope to Life

On Tuesday October 21st, Wednesday, October 22nd, Thursday the 23rd ….”24 Dunkin’ Donuts franchises”, the Clearwater Donut Network is supporting My Hope Chest and donating proceeds from the sale of the following:

 

GET YOUR GOODIES TODAY! 
Dunkin’ Donuts Supports My Hope Chest in a three-day campaign! Proceeds From Oct. 21-23th Purchases Benefit Breast Reconstruction….OH MY!!

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$1 from every pound of coffee sold will be donated
$1 from every K-Cup pack sold will be donated
$1 from every Box O’ Joe sold will be donated
$1 from every bake sold will be donated

Customers are also invited to make donations October 21-23 and Dunkin’ Donuts will match tips that crew members donate as well.

 

 

 

 

 
Vising any of the following Dunkin’ Donuts locations participating in the fundraiser:

· 13013 66th Street, Largo 33773
· 2600 Bayshore Blvd. Dunedin 34698
· 534 Cleveland Street, Clearwater 33755
· 27001 US 19 N, Clearwater 33761 (in the mall)
· 3515 East Bay Drive, Largo 33771
· 2551 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater 33765
· 1461 Main Street, Dunedin 34698
· 1261 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater 33767
· 12601 Starkey Road, Largo 33773
· 3720 Tampa Road, Oldsmar 34677
· 7030 Ulmerton Road, Largo 33771
· 33240 US 19 N, Palm Harbor 34684
· 23924 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater 33765
· 2451 N. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater 33759
· 18419 US 19 N, Clearwater 33764
· 7004 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa 33614
· 10960- B Cross Creek, Tampa 33647
· 303 Fletcher Ave, Tampa 33612

Out of Town….too!
· 11150 Panama City Beach Pkwy, PCB 32407
· 2230 S. Highway 77 # 102, Lynn Haven, FL 32444
· 712 N. Tyndall Pkwy, Callaway, FL 32404
· 2141 Ross Clark Cir, Dothan, AL 36301
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Thanks to our wonderful partners and to all of you who will purchase your favorite goodies to support My Hope Chest . Please share on the wall with everyone! An amazing campaign and we are truly grateful

ButterFly GloWPaRty Takes Flight Saturday November 1st!

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GlowParty in Hurley Park, Creates Butterflies and Transforms Lives on Saturday November 1st

Donning Wings, glow and bling, excitement is building for My Hope Chest’s “Butterfly gloWPaRty!” on Saturday Sept 20th at Hurley Park in Pass-A-Grille Beach, supporting breast reconstruction surgery, bringing hope to Life for breast cancer survivors.

The Butterfly GloWPaRty is a fundraiser for My Hope Chest.  Gates open for the Glow Party at 4 pm in conjunction with the charity’s 1st Annual Butterfly gloWalk, 5K FUN Run & PaRty.  The GloWPaRty aims to “Kick-off” the race excitement and attendees can watch participants get their “wings fitted” and faces painted in preparation for the fun beach race.  Party goers can UP their bling at the “GloWStation” in the center of the action where butterfly wings, and glow items will be for sale as a donation to the charity.

Monica Varner’s Big City Events, Tampa Bay’s premier Party throwers, and Bay Stage Live have joined forces as Title Sponsors of the “Butterfly gloWPaRty, assuring party goers an amazing experience.  “We are beyond the moon and stars excited for Big City Events and Bay Stage Live to transform Hurley Park into a glowing surprise for all!,” said My Hope Chest Founder, Alisa Savoretti. “We are also grateful to the city of St. Petersburg Beach, Parks and Recreation for their assistance in pulling this first time event together for My Hope Chest.”

Food and alcohol will be available for purchase and also benefit the charity.  Come HUNGRY!  Enjoy the delicious treats from the GloWPaRty’s exclusive Vendors: the Taco Bus, Engine 53 Pizza and Chick Fil A! 

Party goers can bring blankets to sit under the stars… coolers and alcohol are not permitted.

WHAT: My Hope Chest’s “Butterfly GlowPaRty! 
WHEN: Saturday, Nov 1st  4-10pm
WHERE: Hurley Park, Pass A Grille Beach, Florida
PRICE-$15 General Admission in Advance(Sept 3ost)  $20 After and At gate ** Some Group On deals running.
VIP- $ 65 in Advance.  $ 75 After Aug 31st.

TICKETS ONLINE Here @ EVENTBRITE.com

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General Admission: Attendees receive glow bracelets and will enjoy the dance music, cash bars, food stations and the opportunity to participate in corn holing and Minute to Win It games* at the party experience.  (*Tickets to play Games additional donation)

VIP GloTent includes Open bar, Lots of FUN glow accessories, Lite appetizers from 5:30-7:30, and VIP view of the party in the park!

Charity event is Rain or Shine… sorry no refunds on donations/tickets.

C4YW: Feb 21 Conference in Orlando for Young Women

My Hope Chest to exhibit at Annual Conference for Young Breast Cancer Survivors

SAVE THE DATE and Register Now!

My Hope Chest has been an avid and proud supporter for our 10 years of the work by two important social service organizations, Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the Young Survival Coalition and we look forward to being a part of this exciting conference in February.  See details below and learn more by visiting their websites…See you in Orlando!

 

2014 C4YW
Friday, February 21 – Sunday, February 23
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL

Get conference details at c4yw.org.

A joint effort by Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the Young Survival Coalition, the Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer is the only international conference dedicated to the critical issues of young women affected by breast cancer and those who care about them.

The conference is a must for pre-menopausal women diagnosed with breast cancer. Whether you’re recently diagnosed, in treatment, completed treatment, are years beyond or are  living with metastatic breast cancer, or you are a caregiver, you will get the latest information on breast cancer in young women from some of the nation’s top experts and opportunities to expand your circle of support.

Get information on this year’s conference or access an archive of previous years by clicking on the links to the right or by visiting c4yw.org.

 

Tampa Bay Companines “HOPE FLOAT” for Breast Cancer Survivors in October! Hope is FLOATING for My Hope Chest this October!

Hope is FLOATING for My Hope Chest this October!

We are grateful for the support of our Current partners… helping My Hope Chest create new Butterflies and transform lives with breast reconstruction surgery! We encourage you to visit their websites and support our community partners!

 

 

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