Survivor for 14 years. Cancer advocate for 12 years. Charitable CEO for 9 years.
I could not have done it without you.
The Halos of Hope concept began on the back of a napkin, in a downtown Chicago restaurant. We knew...we believed we could do great things. And we have. We have shipped hats to comfort thousands of individuals in hundreds of cancer centers across the country. We started a mission that could continue beyond Halos of Hope guidance, where ambassadors in their local areas serve local centers and hospitals.
Life happens. My diagnosis said I had a 30% chance to live 5 years. I'm still here. In the past 3 years, my dear son has had not just one, but two adorable children, my grandsons, Liam and Harrison. My whole world is upside down. While Halos of Hope is a child of mine, it cannot replace the love, hugs and needs of my family. It's time to be Nonni (Grandma) first.
Because we have a backlog of caps to ship, we will continue to use donated funds through January 1 to ship hats. After January 1, we will return donated funds to the donor. If you are doing employee matching or monthly debits, we thank you for your participation, but recommend you make adjustments at year-end.
We will not be giving up our trademark, 501c3 or URL status, as we don't know what could happen in the next 5 years. We'll keep all of that available to us for future use.
Yes, this is a really difficult decision. But I think anyone would agree with Family First, especially in this day and age.
We thank ALL of you for your amazing support!
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