Thursday, November 7, 2013

Headbands of Hope Offer Fashion for a Cause, to Those With Childhood Cancer!


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge, from headbands of Hope, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about the product, or cause.


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October is Breast Cancer awareness month and while it is a great thing to remind people about getting checked and tested, there are other cancers out there, and they need to be on our minds, more than one month a year!

During this holiday season there is a Cancer Project that I urge you ALL to support:
  Headbands for Hope.

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Why is Headbands for Hope different?

Because with every headband you purchase, one is given to a girl with childhood cancer. PERIOD. You buy, one goes to a child who could use some light in their life., especially during the holiday season, when they may not be able to be home with their families! PLUS, $1 is given to the St. Baldric's Foundation, to fund live-saving childhood cancer research. So your gift gives THREE times- to the recipient, to a child with cancer, and to pediatric cancer research.

Now, doesn't that sound like a gift worth giving?

Did you know that worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer, every THREE minutes? 

Childhood cancer takes the lives of more children in the U.S. than any other disease – in fact, more than many other childhood diseases combined.  Think about that for a minute. No, take three.

Jess Ekstrom did when she was still in college, and decided Headbands of Hope was the way to give MORE, and to those directly in need!  

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In 2011, Jess completed an internship at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina.

 
 During her internship, she saw that girls loved to wear headbands after losing their hair to chemotherapy. Being a young girl presents many struggles with self-esteem already and losing their hair as a result of a life-threatening illness is traumatic.Not only do they have to face the risk of losing their lives, they feel that they lose a part of their feminine identity.

headbands of hope sampleChildhood cancers strike kids differently and they are in a crucial stage of development, which complicates the effects of treatments and can result in life-long complications.  Although research over the last 40 years has raised the overall cure rate from virtually none to about 80%, many types of childhood cancer remain very difficult to cure.Progress is also especially slow in curing adolescents and young adults, because federal funding for childhood cancers is a fraction compared to adult cancers.

Taking all this into consideration, she started headbands for Hope in 2012, and started distributing the bands nationwide. You can see the looks of joy on the children's faces and see what a difference the headbands can make!

headbands of hope shabby flower samplesThe headbands come in many different types- plain, adorned, with flowers, beaded, and even knitted! They have the clip section, so you can clip on your favorite barrette or bow or flower, and make it into a headband, and interchange as you like! Miss Grace loves her headband- she claims it is NOT itchy or too tight, but just RIGHT (she also would not pose for me, so Miss Koala stood in). And you can purchase t-shirts, as well! (FYI- boys are not forgotten- their brother site, Headwear of Hope , offers hats and buffs (wraps) for boys!)

We wanted to share the love, so Miss Grace and I made a flower clip and attached it to the second Headbands of Hope Glittery headband, and want to share it with a lovely BTHM reader, so they can share about Headbands of Hope, whenever they are asked about their headband!

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2 comments:

  1. My 10 year old would love these. I love what they do for others!

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  2. What a very cool organization. Cancer is such a scary event especially for kids.

    SherriJ

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