Creating A Butterfly with a New Surgeon Partner in Tampa Bay


Surgery Day for Bonnie… with Dr. Buchanan 

A Butterfly in the Making!

Bonnie is a nurse and single mother in Tampa, Florida. She found My Hope Chest in the fall of 2019 and now she is awaiting her big day, right around the corner.  While this virus has her big day on hold, Bonnie couldn’t be happier that her day is coming soon! (May 11th, fingers crossed)  

Learn More about Bonnie’s story here and keep her in your good thoughts as she works in the hospital system.


Welcome Dr. Buchanan!

We are thrilled, excited to have s brand new surgeon partner for Bonnie’s big day!

Dr. Dallas Buchanan of Vivify Plastic Surgery is a new face in Tampa Bay, having moved here from Washington state. (click the link and learn all the good stuff.) This talented surgeon is well versed in breast reconstruction with years of experience. The reconstructive portion of his private practice is entirely dedicated to breast reconstruction. Dr. Buchanan is donating his time for Bonnie’s transformation and headed to become one of our Doctor’s of Distinction. Dr. Buchanan is passionate about our mission and has a strong dedication to the cause of My Hope Chest and the rights of women to have breast reconstruction surgery. My Hope Chest is truly blessed and ever grateful to our “angel surgeons” that recognize the importance of their talents to help our women feel and become whole again. 

New Website Underway ~ Thanks to “Industrial Webworks” Transformation

A Fresh Look Coming Your Way


As the seasons go, tiz time for an exciting new LOOK here for My Hope Chest and it will be a goodie! Expect all the bells and whistles to come, thanks to our wonderful new partners at Industrial Webworks. 

“We have been planning this site for sometime – it’s our 5th website and we are really looking forward to adding a fresh look and more of everything to help our clients, alliances and supporters get to the information important to them,”  stated Alisa Savoretti, My Hope Chest Founder.

What to Expect at My Hope Chest 5.o

Our new website will share even more of our client successes! We’re launching a  “Patient to Patient” blog-spot for survivors to discuss matters of their cancer journey.  The website will add resources for those in treatment, share videos of our “Butterfly’s” testimonials after their surgery and we’ll highlight the years of volunteerism and volunteer “Angels” that have kept the wheels spinning. 2018 will add the important ability for reoccurring donations, share stories of the important partners that help keep our program alive and unveil an E-commerce store that will continually add cool and exciting merchandise to help raise funds. 

We also thank  our longtime graphic partner, Neil and LBW Design Online for their continued support of 15 years and being a part of our exciting new 5th website project!

“Sherri and their creative team are truly amazing in what they do and we can’t WAIT to see and share our new website with YOU.” 

Stay Tuned… Coming Fall 2018.

Wed. Sept 27th…Meet My Hope Chest at Season’s 52

Joining Hands ~ An Introduction to My Hope Chest 

A Gathering of Friends and Opportunities to Support The Cause

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Joining Hands with My Hope Chest
Join us on Wednesday, Sept 27th for a short informational meeting sharing My Hope Chest’s work in the community and across America to help women heal from breast cancer with reconstructive surgery and how you can be a part.

Opportunities to Serve
The evening’s agenda will share the opportunities to help- like volunteering at events, social media, serving on the Board or Advisory Board or being simply becoming an advocate on social media! The charity seeks all kinds of volunteer Angels!

The evening’s meeting will also launch the opportunities for passionate event leaders to be apart of the 2018 Butterfly gloWalk, 5K Committee, happening starting January 2018 in prep for our April 14, 2018 fundraiser along Tampa’s Historic Riverwalk- we can’t wait! 😉

RSVP required please:
727- 386-0147

Location: Seasons 52 Restaurant, Westshore and Kennedy

See you there! and SHARE SHARE SHARE
Light Appetizers will be served with RSVP confirmation 😉  Otherwise, crumbs, lol.

Event is listed on our Facebook Page Here.

Partnership with Alaska Air Flies Surgery Recipient to Washington

My Hope Chest’s Alliances Help Change Lives in America

Making Women Whole Again

Carleen Hobbs AK

Diagnosed at 30, a young breast cancer survivor and mother of 5 and living in remote Nome, AK, Carleen had no resources to restore her breasts, after the devastating decision to remove them to save her life.  The good news… she found Hope when she found My Hope Chest. 

Thanks to our wonderful partnership with Alaska Air’s Angel Flight which donates air travel for medical needs like Carleen’s, on May 18th, she was whisked to our surgeon partner Dr. Jan Zempleni in Seattle, Washington!  Now onto her 2nd surgery with My Hope Chest, and 3rd step of breast reconstruction overall, she is one step closer to feeling complete.

Americans have the biggest hearts in the world… We are thrilled for Carleen and blessed to be a part of her journey and closure from cancer very soon.


Help us Help Carleen by Donating and Sharing her GoFundMe Page here


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!

Headlines for the Hopeful Features Good News and My Hope Chest

Showgirl’s Nonprofit Gifts New Breasts to Women With Cancer

Read the Full Story Online and a HUGE Thanks to Headlines for the Hopeful for taking the dark out of news reporting when there is so much light to share 😉


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


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

3rd-Annual “Hot August Night” Bar Hop! Sat August 18

Join us Saturday, August 18 on Corey Avenue for another fun Bar Hop, Skip and Jump!

My Hope Chest is pleased to announce the third installment of our Hot August Night summer fundraiser partnering with the entertaining bars, restaurants and merchants along historical Corey Avenue in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida!

Enjoy a casual evening stroll along the “Avenue” sipping cool libations, listening to live music and trying your chance at winning great prizes at the finishing stop!

SCHEDULE: Route details

  • 6-6:50 Riptides- 1st stop & drink, 2 gift certificates for Riptides, selling raffle tickets and tickets at the door!
  • 7:00-7:50- Madeleina’s Cottage (Corey Ave) 2nd stop & draft beer/poinsettia (champagne/cranberry)
  • 8:00-8:50- Swigwam (Corey Ave) 3rd stop & Bud Light/Miller Lite draft/wine/well drink. Guitarist Rob Pardo will be playing outside.
  • 9:00-10:00 – Blue Parrot- Final stop, music, food & draft beer/well drink/wine, raffle winners and grand prize winners announced! Must be present to win.

TICKETS: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Parking: Parking will be available at Blue Parrot and along Corey Avenue

To see others who will be attending the event, join us on Facebook!

HOTEL: If you have too much fun to drive home, St. Petersburg and surrounding beaches offer many great hotels to choose from! Please drink responsibly.

Advance Tickets – $25 Each

Register for the Event and Buy Tickets Here

Hope Floats at the Chattaway!

breast cancer charity event at ChattawaySunday, October 10

6pm – 8:30pm

at The Chattaway Restaurant: 358 22nd Ave SOUTH

Join our friends hosting this fundraiser at the famous St. Petersburg landmark, The Chattaway!

The evening’s event will include a dinner and a little varity show with music from the past outback under the stars in the courtyard!
(Event planner Winona Kitto and My Hope Chest Founder Alisa were former professional dancers together).

For those who are already long time fans of the Chattaway, this is sure to be another wonderful experience. Visit them on Facebook at The Chattaway.

The Chattaways says “Let My Hope Chest be your charity of choice this October”

EVENT: Dinner and Show – Fundraiser for My Hope Chest

Price Includes a 3 course organic fare with outside dining in their lovely courtyard. Use the form below to purchase your tickets!

Price per Couple: $65.00
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Price per Individual: $35.00
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Price for Individuals under 14: $20.00
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For more information please contact Wynona Kitto at  Chattaway 727-823-1594.

Hope Floats at the Sloppy Pelican

At the Sloppy Pelican on St. Pete Beach.

Saturday, Sept 11th, 3pm-9pm

Last call for summer fun… Come join us as the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce kicks off its 2nd event on the water at the Sloppy Pelican!

An all afternoon affair with bands, para-sailing and more benefiting My Hope Chest and breast reconstruction for the uninsured breast cancer survivor.

15 Great packages with restaurant certificates, Permanent makeup artist package, Southern Wine & Spirits package, Sloppy Pelican package, Surf Shack package & more.

Come hear favorites Liz Adams followed by the John Ellis Group, then Ho Daddy’s closes out the night.

There will be FREE para-sailing with donations going to My Hope Chest and a big beautiful boat out back with music,drinks and fun!!!

Sloppy Pelican will donate 10% of proceeds to MHC. Bring friends and come out and enjoy the day and support our cause.

Please RSVP on Facebook and SHARE the event with your Friends!