The Licorice Project is a welcoming community for breast cancer patients and survivors. Whether someone is newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or a long-time survivor, our community is here to provide support and inspiration and to let people know that they are not alone.
So, how can you help? As a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and embracing people during every stage of the breast cancer journey, we rely on your generosity to support our mission. Here are some of the ways these funds will be used to help our community:
Connecting People Locally
We host seasonal gatherings, speakers, and workshops in the Chicagoland area where women have the opportunity to meet face-to-face in an informal setting. Your donation will help us host these events and offer even more programming. Our plans for early 2019 include an art therapy workshop, a yoga and meditation day retreat, and a special evening of comedy.
Please note that we also have an online community--through our closed Facebook group--where people can ask and answer questions and make additional connections. So, anyone, anywhere can benefit from this amazing community!
We make it easier for people to find the information they need when they need it most. Our website is chock full of unique resources that we’ve found to be useful, helpful, inspirational, and more. We also keep people informed through our social media channels. Your donation will allow us to share even more resources that give practical, emotional, and social support.
Spreading Unexpected Joy
We know from experience that sometimes it’s the little unexpected treats that can make a big difference. So, we send out "TLP Treat Bags" that let people know we're thinking of them and include items to nourish body, mind, and spirit. These colorful and uplifting gifts can be opened when someone finishes a treatment, reaches a milestone, or simply needs a pick-me-up. During the past year, we created more than 100 treat bags. Your donation will allow us to continue this popular program.
Thank you for supporting The Licorice Project. Together, we can help our community thrive!
P.S. What’s with the name? The Licorice Project grew out of our tradition of passing out licorice to walkers raising money for breast cancer research. It’s symbolic of the small treats that can brighten one’s day.