Mission: Bright Lips Against Cancer, Inc. is a nonprofit organization created to help the fight against cancer. We provide emotional support to patients and families going through chemotherapy treatment with a variety of recreational gifts and activities. We are also committed to raise Ovarian Cancer awareness and to support other nonprofit organizations raise funds used for cancer research.
Results: We have different programs that help us distract cancer patients attention from their current situation. Our approach is simple, we do our best to distract them so that for a couple of minutes they no longer feel like patients. Plus, they always love/appreciate visitors with positive energy, smily faces and Bright Lips.
I am a cancer patient myself so I know first hand what it feels like to be under chemo treatment, surgery, tired and with low energy. I also know what we like and what we don't like when we are not feeling well. Based on my experience we plan our visits, gifts, activities, etc.. Our gifts and the volunteers attitude are a big part of our programs. We put all of our effort to help them cheer up and step out of their current situation while we are visiting. Our hope is that our gifts keep them busy/entertain while they are in treatment.
We receive verbal feedback and emails from chemo nurses, program coordinators at the hospitals we visit and some of the family members. Sometimes we also like to ask for direct feedback from the patients. We usually ask them if there is anything else we should include in our packages to make them more appealing to them.
So far we have very stable programs: Bright Lips - Chemo Survivor Kits and the Bright Lips - Children Comfort Kits. We are also currently working in our Annual Gala. In addition, we have other new programs that are being discussed in our Board Meetings. More importantly in order to keep our programs running we need more donations! We are working on more creative ways to increase our funds.
Target demographics: Cancer should not be seen as a death sentence instead positive attitude, love and good vibes should be spread to the patients to give them strength to keep fighting.
Direct beneficiaries per year: about 140 patients in different cancer treatment centers
Geographic areas served: Bright Lipst loves to bring positive energy and good vibes to all patients, adults and children, going thru cancer treatment. We encourage them to smile, as our slogan says "Bright Lips, Big smiles!" We provide emotional support to patients and families going through chemotherapy treatment with a variety of gifts and activities.
Programs: Two of the programs we currently provide are: the Chemo Survivor Kits and our Children Comfort Kits.
Chemo Survivor Kits - We provide emotional support to patients and families going through chemotherapy treatment with a variety of recreational gifts and activities.
Children Comfort Kits - We provide emotional support to patients under 18 years old and families going through chemotherapy treatment with toys and a variety of other recreational gifts and activities.
When I was hopeless and cancer struck my life,a friend mentioned Bright Lips í ½í±„ Against Cancer and and Lisandra journey. Following their page,seeing all the activities,the way they encouraged cancer patients their donations to the patients that go under chemotherapy and the most heartbreaking thing for me was saw Lisi even with a fragile health,collecting toys for the kids with cancers and hosting a annual gala.May God bless them forever,because because of them I regained the hope and strength I needed to fight my ovarian and endometrial cancer.