3 Thoughtful Ways to Help Someone with Breast Cancer
Giving Comfort Kits, curated especially for cancer patients, include little things that can help make treatment easier: aromatherapy eye pillows, cozy socks, soft blankets, soothing teas. "We surveyed hundreds of cancer patients and oncology professionals to find out what would be both comforting and useful," says Carrie Varoquiers, president of the McKesson Foundation, the healthcare nonprofit that created the kits. Send one to a friend or donate one to a stranger at GivingComfort.org.
Pay it forward.
According to a recent University of Michigan study, 30 percent of breast cancer survivors who were working before their diagnosis were unemployed four years later. The Pink Fund helps relieve financial stress by providing up to 90 days of nonmedical financial aid to cover living expenses. Contribute at ThePinkFund.org.
Help make recovery beautiful.
The nonprofit P.ink pairs post-op patients with tattoo artists who create free realistic nipple tattoos or ethereal designs to cover mastectomy scars. To help fund its efforts, which are driven by donations, visit P-ink.org.