To help offer hope through emotional and spiritual support to get through the journey they face with a diagnosis of breast cancer, local volunteers of Lump to Laughter came up with the idea of sending an Inspirational Hope Package to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. The packages contain items they found helpful when they were diagnosed and going through cancer treatment. The contents are customized for each woman depending on where they are in their journey and which treatments/surgeries they may have. Included are or may be Snappy Cards-Healing Scriptures, handmade by Willamina Sugg, "God Heals" Bag of Healing Scriptures-handmade by Sarah Whitmer, book - Myself:Together Again by Debbie Horwitz-documenting one woman's journey of a bilateral mastectomy in pictures, a Pink Bible, crocheted prayer shawl and chemo cap, a port pillow to cushion the chest incision site from their car seat belts, book-Eat Your Peas For The Cure-Cancer Fighting Words to Let you know we care-by Cheryl Karpen and Darlene Hauff, Koozie, Scripture card(s) and a table tent card to remind you "You Are Inscribed on the Palm of HIS Hand". All of these items are loving packaged in a pink box with a personalized hand written card and prayed over before mailing to each recipient.
The packages are funded by donations through fundraisers and private donors. Since 2010, more than 450 recipients have received one. The feedback we have received from the women, who have received these wonderful packages, has been overwhelming and fuels us to continue to provide this service even when funds are not available and volunteers pitch in to cover the costs.