Published on Thursday, March 18th, 2021

By Sarah Ellery Our dear Robyn Zepeda gently received her angel wings after such an intense fight against cancer. She was a force to be reckoned with and cancer did everything it could to beat her down. Robyn fought hard and was a beacon of light to those with whom she came in contact. She… [read more]

Published on Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Our dear friend and My Hope Bag board member, Alissa Serignese, passed away in January 2022, after a recurrence of breast cancer. Alissa joined My Hope Bag after meeting her through a local women’s networking group in July 2020. She wanted to pay forward the kindness and love she experienced when she was going through… [read more]

Published on Thursday, March 18th, 2021

By Julie Reid, Lifelong Friend I met Anna when we were 5 years old. Her family had just moved here from New York and met my family through mutual friends and moved into the same apartments. We even started kindergarten together until my family moved. Our families from that point on were connected and our… [read more]

Published on Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Deonna Jacobs lost her fight with breast cancer. In true fashion, her love and compassion for other were exemplified when she requested family and friends donate to My Hope Bag in lieu of flowers at her passing. Thank you to these ladies who came out to assemble My Hope Bags, five of whom are breast… [read more]

Published on Thursday, March 18th, 2021

By Sarah Ellery What a beautiful morning to share with longtime friends. Meet Toni Strole, Hope Sister for 4+ years.  Toni joined My Hope Bag while caring for her mother, Sue, during Sue’s battle with stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer. In 2017, Toni contacted My Hope Bag saying she was inspired to help this worthy… [read more]

Published on Thursday, March 18th, 2021

By Stephanie Kennelly It’s October. What once was ghosts, pumpkins, and changing leaves for me, is now also, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My first October in the Breast Cancer Club. October 1st- I froze. I thought, maybe I could just stick my head in the sand, Halloween would come, and the month would go away…. [read more]

Published on Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Pink Ribbon 360 While studies now conclusively show the need for physical exercise during and after breast cancer treatments, many warriors feel too tired to exercise, scared they’ll hurt themselves, or apprehensive about returning to their previous exercise routine. There is often little to no support provided to warriors to help them with this. In… [read more]

Published on Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Fun was had by all who attended the My Hope Bag 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on September 10, 2021.  Many many thanks to Papago Golf Club tournament sponsors, golfers, volunteers, prize donators, and creative minds. It truly does take a village to organize and run an event like this one. 95 golfers donned the… [read more]

Published on Thursday, March 18th, 2021

      By Sarah Ellery and Sally Marks Published in the Jewish News, September 13, 2021 A friend of mine has breast cancer. She is one of many women I’ve known who have suffered from this disease. Fortunately, it was caught in time, and with the aggressive treatment, she will survive. Many are not… [read more]

Published on Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Thank you, Rising Sun Air for being My Hope Bag’s newest annual sponsor.  Because of you, My Hope Bag was able to assist in providing heating and cooling to one of our sisters and her family at a time when her need was great. A reliable cooling/heating system is essential to survival in Arizona. Rising… [read more]