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Hope Friedman- Founder of The Gift of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation
Hope Friedman - Founder/Director

The Gift of Hope breast cancer foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial support to women in need during their treatment. We pay monthly bills such as electricity, gas, phone, and groceries. Many women must take a leave of absence from work while in treatment; some have little or no other income. The Gift of Hope believes that no woman should have to worry about how their bills will be paid. They should only concentrate on getting well.

 

Through donations and fundraisers, we have been able to help many families throughout the State of Florida.
As a breast cancer survivor, I know the importance of having support. I was fortunate to have a community that showered me with their support. Now, the Gift of Hope will help other women during their battle with breast cancer.

 

Hope Friedman

Founder/Director

Hope Friedman- Founder of The Gift of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation

The Gift of Hope breast cancer foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial support to women in need during their treatment. We pay monthly bills such as electricity, gas, phone, and groceries. Many women must take a leave of absence from work while in treatment; some have little or no other income. The Gift of Hope believes that no woman should have to worry about how their bills will be paid. They should only concentrate on getting well.

 

Through donations and fundraisers, we have been able to help many families throughout the State of Florida.
As a breast cancer survivor, I know the importance of having support. I was fortunate to have a community that showered me with their support. Now, the Gift of Hope will help other women during their battle with breast cancer.

 

Hope Friedman

Founder/Director

We are here to help.
We are here to help.

Our Mission

The Gift of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial support to low-income women with breast cancer.

 

I was thirty-nine years old, happily married, and a mother of two when my life changed forever. Finding a lump in my left breast alarmed me, but knowing that my mammogram three months earlier was normal, I put off going to the Doctor.

 

After several months passed and the lump was still there, I made an appointment to see my doctor. He was suspicious of the lump and advised me to have a biopsy. After a weekend of waiting anxiously, I got the results, and I was diagnosed with Breast cancer.

 

After my breast surgeon’s visit, he recommended a lumpectomy. I scheduled my surgery for 2 weeks later. At my post-operative checkup, the pathologist report stated that additional cancer cells were found in my breast. The thought was that Chemo and radiation were enough to treat my cancer. But after many weeks of living with the thought that I still had cancer cells in my breast, I made the difficult decision to have my breast removed. My mastectomy and reconstructive surgery were done exactly one month after my lumpectomy; I started chemo after six weeks of healing.

 

During my chemo treatment, I experienced an overwhelming feeling of love and support from family, friends, and my community. I felt the need to give something back to women who did not have the support and means that I was fortunate enough to have. This need developed into the Gift of Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial support to low-income breast cancer patients in the State of Florida.

The 7th Annual Men Who Cook - 2018
The 7th Annual Men Who Cook - 2018
Thank you Publix store # 126, Clint Moore rd. and 441 and to Green Bag Company, for your very generous donation and support!
Thank you Publix store # 126, Clint Moore rd. and 441 and to Green Bag Company, for your very generous donation and support!
41st Women of Distinction Breakfast Awards
41st Women of Distinction Breakfast Awards
Gift of Hope Foundation Strike Out Cancer Fundraiser
Gift of Hope Foundation Strike Out Cancer Fundraiser
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