National Sorority Selects My Hope Chest for C.A.R.E Weeks


Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority Chooses My Hope Chest for C.A.R.E Week

Exciting news has started our new year off right!  After a nice phone call with the national chapter who found My Hope Chest online, the decision was made to support My Hope Chest during their annual C.A.R.E week campaign!

Every Spring, Kappa Phi Gamma around the nation plans Cancer Awareness: a Real Effort! (C.A.R.E.) Week, a week long series of events dedicated to raising funds for a cancer organization and to bring awareness to the community about the truths of cancer. To date, Kappa Phi Gamma has raised $97,000+ and has donated their services to over 40 different charities. C.A.R.E. 

My Hope Chest couldn’t be more EXCITED and happy about this announcement.  We can’t wait for April when 13 different chapters and colonies nationwide will be sharing MHC’s good word and work in communities across the country!

We, the Sisters of Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc., shall create a Sisterhood directed towards the advancement of women. Kappa Phi Gamma aims to instill integrity of character and trust as components of personality. The Sorority shall encourage bonding of women in order to strengthen Sisterhood.  Learn more about Kappa Pi Gamma and their philanthropy work here.


Relationships like Kappa Pi Gamma are a VITAL part of how MHC is able to provide surgeries each year. We call them 3rd party events when MHC is chosen as beneficiary which helps us raisemoney in our sleep. If you or someone you know has a business selling products or services   … contact our team to learn how to create a Win-Win fundraising and marketing campaign today!

Get In The Swing Of Things for My Hope Chest!

Charity Swing Dance


Take a step back in time to the elegant Crystal Ballroom at the historic Ft Harrison Hotel that has been restored to its original grandeur. A monthly swing dance fundraiser for charity, November will benefit My Hope Chest!

6:30 Doors open
7:00-7:45 Swing dance lesson by Arleene
7:45-10:00 Dance to swing favorites by the Flag Band.
Snacks and refreshments provided.

$15 admission. Tickets are pre-sold. Call or email Arleene

at 727-564-6847

RSVP required up to two days prior.

Cash or check payable to charity.

Parking: Free street parking after 6.

Complimentary valet. 

Attire: Dressy casual to vintage elegant.

Ft Harrison Hotel
210 South Ft Harrison
Clearwater FL 33756

GISHWHES ~ Bra Challenge Photos are IN!

With Great Excitement we share a few of the Amazing Photos you Posted on Ruth Connell’s Twitter Today!

Thank you one and All for your support of My Hope Chest…. Knowing we have MANY NEW fans and friends and survivor sisters all over the world who understand our mission is MOST unique is truly a blessing! We thank Misha, Gishwhes and Ruthie for making this event possible for My Hope Chest and hope your support will continue..

My Hope Chest knows dozens of organizations globally are working on the cure-but on My Hope Chest in America is working on helping women find closure after mastectomy if they can’t afford this treatment…. Please share and Please take the next step and ACTION to help us change lives and move beyond the grassroots to heal all who desire.


Stay with Us….How to Help

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DONATE HERE (every $1 adds up)

Host a fundraiser of any kind!

Join our Hope Floats Campaign for October here!

Now the FUN….

LOOK, just a few photos here but MANY more on our Facebook page HERE!

Please Tag yourself and Say where you are from so we see how far we reached 😉


Great Job and GOOD LUCK- who’s going to Iceland!?




LIVE AUCTION! Carrot Top Donates Autographed Guitar to benefit My Hope Chest on CharityBuzz!

Celebrity Autographs benefit My Hope Chest and Breast Reconstruction!

In honor of our Butterflies in Waiting!


My Hope Chest is totally excited about this AMAZING partnership and THANKS to Carrot Top, (Scott Thompson) for selecting us this month for his terrific support of our mission.  This special Guitar is being donated by the iconic prop comic to help raise awarness and funds for organizations every October.  This year the Following “A Listers” have signed the instrument to help Carrot Top help others.

Don’t Wait, Bid and WIN this ONE OF A KIND memorabilia to hang on your wall!


Shania Twain

Just in time for the holidays too- Auction will last 20 Days ONLY!

Share Share SHARE!

  • Coolio, 
  • Dave Schools (Widespread Panic)
  • Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
  • Flavor Flav
  • Fred Schneider (B-52’s)
  • Jerry DePizzo & Michel Paris (OAR)
  • JoJo, JB & Sunny (Widespread Panic)
  • Godard
  • Paul Shortino
  • Shania Twain
  • Steve Aoki
  • Tim Rushlow (Little Texas)
  • Ricky, Bubbles, Julian (Trailer Park Boys)



Go to and Place your Bid to win this guitar signed by top musicians, artists, and actors.

The guitar was originally housed in the comedian’s dressing room at Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 2014, where it was signed by Carrot Top’s celebrity and rock star friends, including: Shania Twain, Coolio, Steve Aoki, Dee Snider, Dave Schools, JoJo, JB & Sunny, Flavor Flav, Fred Schneider, Jerry DePizzo, Michael Paris, Michael Godard, Paul Shortino, Tim Rushlow, John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, and Mike Smith.


Super Excited, thanks to all the musicians who gave of their famous signature to help My Hope Chest this year!

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

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.




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.


Hope Floats on BRA DAY, October 15th at Clearwater Hyatt Regency

Clearwater Beach Hyatt Bringing Hope to Life!

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Save the Date, Wednesday October 15th, 5:30-8:30 pm

Wish Boats and Silent Auction make up this 3rd Annual fete with a new host!

A tribute to breast cancer survivors and the final step of breast cancer treatment.

To benefit the*My Hope Chest* breast reconstruction program

“Hope Floats on BRA DAY” is My Hope Chest’s 3rd Annual fundraiser. The significance of the day began in 2012 with the declaration of “Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day” by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The annual event held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, October 15th this year, was created originally in Canada to highlight the lack of education of breast reconstruction options at point of diagnosis for breast cancer patients.

As the only national not for profit funding reconstruction for uninsured and under insured survivors, My Hope Chest at last, has a voice for our mission to “Create Butterflies” and transform lives!

WHAT:  My Hope Chest’s 3rd Annual Charity Fundraiser
WHEN:  Wednesday, October 15, 2014  5:30 -8:30pm
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa Clearwater, Florida
DONATION:  $50 includes hors d’oeuvres, music & designing your own “Wish Boat!”

Event begins after work at dusk.

Tables are set up for registration and donations for “Wish Boats!” Attendees arrive to a beautiful backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico. Light refreshments are served and a short speech is made about the significance of Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day and the transformation and new beginnings that the surgery brings for breast cancer survivors- those who have been fortunate enough to have had reconstruction and the NEW HOPE this day brings for closure of the disease for the uninsured survivor.

My Hope Chest introduces the official “Breast Reconstruction Awareness Ribbon” a surgeon and a patient story are shared before the ceremony. Volunteer “Angels” assist attendees at edge of water in preparation of releasing their “Wish Boat.”  MHC will release a Lantern of Hope to signify the end of the event and closure and new beginnings for our survivors!



“Creating Butterflies Wellness Workshops” Launches With Florida Blue

On Friday August 8th My Hope Chest will launch the Creating Butterflies Wellness Workshops with Florida Blue.  The 1st pilot workshop will set the stage for what My Hope Chest hopes will be a new program with the insurance provider.

“Creating Butterflies Wellness Workshops”are a unique new health and wellness seminar/fundraiser to benefit My Hope Chest.  The goal of this wellness series is to deliver information to attendees as a Positive message of HOPE for help, prevention or control of all health issues…seminars will be informative and uplifting, not heavy.  My Hope Chest is excited and grateful for the support of Florida Blue, making this type of series possible.

We anticipate a great turnout in Tampa for our first event with Dr. Carmella Sebastian an the topic Sex, Sleep and Sanity… Three Essentials for Women’s Wellness!

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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

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


My Hope Chest to benefit from “Summer of Rum Festival”


The 1st Annual Summer of Rum was a HUGE Success and landed My Hope Chest a $5000 donation from Big City Events!!  Thousands showed up and enjoyed the beautiful weather, sipping their Rum libation and dancing to the cool tunes along the Waterfront!  We can’t wait for next Summer to come!

SAVE THE DATE….and grab your pals on Saturday August 24th when the first annual Summer of Rum kicks off at The Heights Waterfront in Downtown Tampa.  Guests will enjoy live entertainment on the main-stage, each unique rum zones, rum shacks, and more while sipping on yummy, summer rum libations.
Tickets range from $15 for General Admission to $55 in Advance for an Endless cup with a portion of proceeds from each ticket to benefit My Hope Chest.
For more information and to buy your tickets NOW click HERE….
Hope to see you there!
August 24th, 2013 | 4pm – 11pm | The Heights Waterfront – Downtown Tampa


Online: Summer of Rum

My Hope Chest benefits from “Fire-Pit Winter Concert Series”

Whiskey Joes is “bringing the heat” under the stars this winter for My Hope Chest with first annual Fire Pit ~Winter Concert Series!

Making the best of our short winter..…Starting in January and every Friday through Feburary, Whiskey Joe’s beach front Bar and Grill will host weekly concerts in the crisp night air as party goes gather around warm and cozy new fire-pits.  Great music and Whiskey Joe’s usual hospitality is sure to make this the spot to be for happy hour this winter.   Concert goers will support My Hope Chest during the event via the $10 Cover charge, participating in drink specials, raffles and more!

HOPE’S ANGELS… MHC Angel Volunteers will be handing out information regarding the breast reconstruction program and selling My Hope Chest Tshirts and jewelry and accepting donations too benefiting My Hope Chest and breast reconstruction!

WHAT: Whiskey Joe’s 1st annual “Winter Fire-pit Concert Series!”
WHERE: Whiskey Joe’s Bar and Grill on the water off the Courtney Campbell Causeway
WHEN: Beginning Friday night Jan 4th and for 8 weeks after, 


Plan to spend winter “happy hour” enjoying Tampa Bay’s hottest bands as they ignite Parrotheads, reggae enthusiasts and music lovers under the stars!

Caribbean Chillers
Jimmy Parrish & the Ocean Waves
Trop Rock Junkies
Jimi Pappas
The Land Shark!

Special thanks to Sponsors JJ Taylor Distribution and Red Bull for helping make this event possible!

For directions and restaurant information visit  To learn more about visit My Hope Chest on Facebook at