I learned about Crickett's Answer for Cancer through Carole Trone's Facebook posts on various breast cancer pages. She is the VP of the organization, and constantly reaches out to breast cancer patients in need so that she can offer the services of her nonprofit. The warmth and genuine caring that Carole offers on behalf of her organization is unparalleled, and something that is not always possible in large nonprofits. I have seen quite a few subsequent posts from clients who have received wigs or lymphedema garments from Crickett's Answer for Cancer, and their gratitude and appreciation are obvious. It might seem a little thing to boost someone's appearance when they have lost their hair or had a breast removed, but CAFC helps women regain their sense of self. As a clinical care coordinator who deals with these patients daily, I can tell you that this group is making a very real and vital difference in the daily lives of their clients. Kudos to Carole and her aunt for putting these women first!
Crickett's Answer for Cancer is a grass roots, effective and accessible charitable breast cancer organization started as a promise from a mother to her daughter. To keep Crickett's memory alive, Bonnie Julius developed and implemented a plan to help women with a breast cancer diagnosis cope with the emotional fall out, secure treatment related items and preserve hope. She created a small board of women with heart to do fundraising to purchase compression sleeves, mastectomy products, self care, and complementary therapies, among other services, for those with the greatest need. Many of my patients have been helped through this organization with the necessities of getting better. All of the funding received is used to help patients. There is no harder worker, no woman more devoted to the welfare of women with breast cancer than Bonnie Julius. It is truly a wonderful tribute to her young daughter who tried so hard to beat this disease. Cricket's Answer for Cancer gives hope and reassurance to those in need, not only locally in Pennsylvania, but nation wide through their Website. It deserves our donations of time and money to improve the lives of others. It is an honor to know this organization and be able to count on someone to help women make it through the journey.