As many of you know I am a two-time cancer survivor, wife, mother of two and business woman. It’s been a crazy, awesome, wild ride!
In 2013 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had a double mastectomy to ensure the cancer would be GONE! I dusted off my boots and got back into life. In 2015, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. Again, I had surgery to remove all the cancer. I dusted off my boots again and continued with life. One thing that I have learned about myself, but was unable to name until now, is I am super curious about my inner being (soul) and it’s in need of healing!
In November of 2018 I will travel with A Fresh Chapter to Lima, Peru for a once in a lifetime two-week volunteer experience. AFC’s (A Fresh Chapter) mission is to heal the emotional scars of cancer through volunteering and meaningful travel . I will have the opportunity to be of service to women, children and men affected by cancer, and to experience it all with others like myself.
My goal for the Peru trip is to replenish my soul and to nurture myself and others through service. To know me is to know I receive my greatest joy encouraging and loving on others. Going to Peru is exciting and scary at the same time. It is certainly pushing me out of my comfort zone!
This experience will give me a fresh start. A fresh chapter in my life to find myself, to heal, and in the process, assist in healing others in the world. I want to experience the humanity of Peru and in turn, remember my own. I want to create a ripple of good in the world as my legacy, and A Fresh Chapter will help me do that. I will not only be a “cancer patient or survivor", I will be a volunteer and global cancer ambassador in communities where cancer is often veiled in shame and secrecy.
Part of the healing process is to fundraise for my trip! This is an incredibly vulnerable position for me….I am asking you to invest in me financially and emotionally!
I need $6000 to participate in the Fresh Chapter Odyssey. Whether you can help with $25, $50, $100, or $1,000.00, I sincerely thank you for giving through me to help the people of Peru...and I thank you for helping me start a Fresh chapter in my own life. Any amount you can give would be welcomed. With your support, I will take you with me on this journey. Together we can impact the lives of other people through compassion and joy.
Please note: Known as A Fresh Chapter [AFC], the legal entities associated with AFC include: Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation - a Canadian not-for-profit corporation (“FCAF”) and a project in affiliation with Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), Inc., a California non-profit public benefit corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (“SEE”), and A Fresh Chapter, a California non-profit public benefit corporation (together, legally the “FCAF Parties”). Donations will be used to cover program related costs and all US Donations of $100+ are eligible for a tax receipt.
If your employer participates in a matching program you can submit a match for your donation. Please choose the charity "Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation via SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENTREPRENEURS SEE INC". Please add a note with my name when you submit the company match.