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Susan R.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization. No one wants to hear the cancer diagnosis,when you do you go into auto mode or at least I did in a matter of days from my diagnosis I was scheduled for surgery and the doctors and nurses were great in preparing me for my journey. I never expected to receive a care package from an organization that did it just because they wanted to help. The card with encouraging words, my mastectomy pillows ( that I still use today) and all the other goodies all donated with love. These types of non profits are the heart and soul of cancer recovery. I didn’t fight alone I had an army of people rooting for me just beacause, I can never repay them for the support they gave me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing mission! Hearts United Against Cancer brings joy and helps to uplift thousands of men, women, and children undergoing cancer treatment. I have requested to have bundles sent to three different individuals, and each one has been beautifully personalized and lovingly put together. This organization is outstanding!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am battling cancer for the 3rd time in 4 years. When I opened this package I cried tears of joy. Everything so beautiful. I can’t thank you enough. God bless this wonderful organization. Xo

Darkev L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I My sister is fighting a horrific colon cancer, for the past 2 1/2 yrs. These ladies have come out to my Thomas Jefferson Hospital's Kimmel Center & given her blankets and baskets and just the cutest and heartfelt items. Each item is placed with Love in these baskets. And it is truly felt. I remember the 2nd time they came. And they asked if she'd like the blanket basket or something else. My sister said, "well, I already have a blanket, but I'd really like another, for my son". The ladies' hearts lit up right through their eyes. They asked us about her son. Soon we all were laughing, and telling stories. We even wanted to look for a chair so they could stay longer. These ladies truly care. They are a ray of sunshine, in what could be a very bleak place. I thank you all for what you do. Please never stop❤️

Client Served

Rating: 5

January 19, 2017 I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. I few weeks later I received this incredible box filled with homemade items and letters that made me cry. Since then my neighbor was diagnosed with Hutchins lymphoma. I sent him a box. He doesn't know where it came from but talks about it all the time and the joy it brings. I attended a few events they have hosted. Hearts United Against Cancer is amazing and I cannot wait to continue to support them in the things they do! Thank you for everything!

Jane S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

While I was unlucky enough to get breast cancer, I was beyond words when I received a huge box, filled with homemade items, and up lifting notes. I have recovered, going on three years cancer free. Now, both my daughter and I make items to be sent to other "cancer hero's"! What joy it is to see how this organization is involved with folks across the country. I live in Montana. (They are in NJ)

Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2016 I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39. A few days after having a bilateral mastectomy my doorbell rang and I was delivered at basket full of thoughtful gifts, a blanket and other goodies. I learned a friend of my had submitted my name to Hearts United Against Cancer. I had never heard of the organization but was so touched I looked them up. While on their website I saw they had a day where they assembled baskets and I decided to bring my three children to the event. They had a great times filling bags and decorating cards for cancer patients. A few weeks later I was at the cancer center recieving chemo when I saw Beth with Hearts United for Cancer handing out the goodie bags that had been made at the event. I brought mine home and my children were so excited to see the bag and knew right away that it was one like the ones they had helped assemble. To me it was a great example to show them full circle how meaningful it is to help others and bring a smile to someone's day. Thankfully my cancer is currently in remission but I will continue to volunteer with this organization so other cancer patients know they are not alone in their journey.

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Donor

Rating: 5

So happy with my experience with this organization. My sister received her care package today and it couldn't have come at a better time. Really lifted her spirits. Thank you.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about this wonderful nonprofit! Unfortunately I have reached out to them more than I care to for family and friends who were/are fighting this terrible disease. Sadly two have lost their battle and two are still fighting. The joy their comfort bundles brought to each of them was unmeasurable. When they were at their low - HUAC lifted their spirits and helped push them on. Since learning about them and seeing first hand what they do for cancer hero's, I am now a volunteer and I am so happy to be a part of this awesome group!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for your box of love! I am so grateful for the support and it truly has brightened up my days. I am walking around with the soft and cozy blanket wrapped around me at home. I would recommend without a blink of an eye! I also had a box sent to a friend who has cancer. I am sure he will love it!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers. I live alone and have no family. I was deeply touched by their generosity as I go through this totally unexpected time.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization! They make beautiful care packages that honor the recipients interests and hobbies and bring a great big smile during a very difficult time.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing charity. I work a few states away from my mom battling metastatic breast cancer, so I'm unable to be her primary caregiver. I heard about this organization through a friend and really wasn't expecting much, but I filled out a form so a care package could be sent to my mom. Sure enough, it got to her about two weeks later - two packages full of goodies that fit her interests and hobbie to a tee. She was OVERWHELMED with how thoughtful and kind it was. It came with a handwritten note that really helped, too.

I am so struck that people this loving and gracious exist. Thank you so much, HUAC, for being there for my mom when I am unable to.

1 DeeDeeNJ

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization.. I've been able to send care packages to so many people I know, who, unfortunately have cancer. There were times before I learned of HUAC, that I wanted to ship something cheerful or happy to a friend fighting cancer, but didn't always have the funds to do so. Hearts United Against Cancer asks for no fees to send these wonderful packages but they do rely on donations of items. The packages are heartfelt, and they aim to create them based on the recipients interests and hobbies. It really makes the person feel that someone took the time to think about who they are and what makes them smile. Hearts United Against Cancer is made up of wonderful, compassionate people who are freely volunteering their time and efforts to bring some cheer and smiles to cancer patients.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I read about HUAC in a newspaper article and when I wanted to send some cheer to a friend fighting cancer, I remembered this wonderful organization. I've requested 2 bundles so far. One for my friend & one for a lady I only knew through my mom knowing her. What a wonderful way to spread cheer to folks, OF ALL AGES, who are in the fight of their life. It really brings them some encouragement. It's nice to be able to do this. HUAC doesn't waste any time on deliveries either. It doesn't take long before these bundles of love are delivered. It really is unfortunate to know ANYONE with cancer, but thankfully, Hearts United Against Cancer, is there to deliver smiles.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My sister battling stage 2 cancer needed some much needed support. She does all for her children and never for herself. Hearts united against cancer , inc. made her a wonderful uplifting basket. Thank you!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently heard about this organization through a coworker. I immediately reached out to nominate my hero, my sister for a basket. They put together a beautiful care basket that will surely brighten her day. Thank you all for what you do. You put a smile on both my sister's and my face. I applaud your generosity.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization! They put together a beautiful, personalized care package for my friend that is going through chemo treatments. It lifted her spirits at a difficult time. Thank you so much, Beth & the Hearts United Against Cancer team!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

MY DAUGHTER RECEIVED A BUNDLE TODAY FROM HEARTS UNITED AGAINST CANCER ..WHAT A LOVING AND CARING ORGANIZATION THEY ARE.. SHE HAD A SMILE FROM EAR TO EAR.. JUST PROVES THEIR ARE A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE PUT THEIR HELPING THOSE WITH SUCH A NASTY NASTY DISEASE ..THANK U AGAIN FOR BRIGHTENING MY DAUGHTERS DAY

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Beth and this group is the best! All people matter to them. I thank you all again. Paul Bonney

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I really appreciate them reaching out to my friend .. it really brightened her day. Thank you!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A friend had postee this group on Facebook. I checked out the website and was amazed. This group provides a basket to cancer patients. I put in for one for a friend and it was HAND delivered a week later. My newly diagnosed friend really had her spirits lifted. And all of this is free, but you are able to make a donation if you so choose.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Hearts United Against Cancer provides a wonderful service to people with cancer. The expression of joy and gratitude that was relayed to me from two individuals receiving the basket were rewarding. Organizations created to bring hope and comfort for someone with cancer is essential in our chaotic world today.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful that a friend introduced me to this organization. A dear friend of mine is undergoing chemo and this really lifted her spirits. Thank you.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hearts United Against Cancer is a wonderful non-profit group that brings joy to those having to fight everyday. My two cancer heroes received their beautiful personalized baskets and they were over-joyed! Both recipients had a very bad week so it was greatly appreciated !
Thank you,
Annmarie Dunphy

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It is physically and psychologically overwhelming to undergo chemotherapy. Three women appeared at my infusion chair with a bag filled with just the perfect things one might need while undergoing chemotherapy. Their act of kindness left me smiling for the remainder of the day. I was deeply moved by their compassion and selflessness. Thank you for all that you do!

Donor

Rating: 5

The love and support this company provides to patients with cancer is above and beyond. I sent a bundle for my aunt and she was far more grateful than I could have imagined, as well as touched that people she doesn't know would go so far out of their way to make her feel better even at times of great pain. This company is amazing & I highly recommend it for anyone who really wants to say "I love you" to anyone they know experiencing this disease. I will be forever grateful to Scott & Beth for creating such a wonderful organization, and I would send more bundles in the future for my loved ones. Thank you to everyone who works on these bundles and shows their love like no others.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hearts United Against Cancer is an absolutely wonderful nonprofit organization for our "Cancer Heroes!!! My dear longtime friend is battling stage four cervical cancer and bladder cancer. Her "Comfort & Care Bundle" was delivered to her neighbor because she was at radiation that day. She called me to express her most sincere appreciation, and said that she cried when she received it. Beth Elwood should truly be commended for this meaningful outreach program for the many people facing the cancer diagnosis and treatment. What an outpouring of kindness and love to help our family members, our friends, and our fellow-Americans! Thank you so very much!!!

Megan113

Client Served

Rating: 5

What they do is so kind. It really renews my faith in humanity and shows how much strangers care about us and help us in our time of need. Feeling the love in CA.

Donor

Rating: 5

I just sent a care bundle to my aunt from Hearts United Against Cancer and I couldn't be more touch by the wonderful and heartfelt message it sent to her. She called me up with such appreciation . It had exactly what a person experiencing cancer treatments would want and need to give some comfort in the bad times. She then was so amazed how it was customized to things that she personally liked and cared about. Knowing someone battling cancer leaves their family and friends helpless, but with Hearts United Against Cancer it gives anyone the chance to just say I am thinking of you, take care of yourself and be strong. Thank you CK

Client Served

Rating: 5

I received a box from Hearts United Against Cancer and was soooo pleasantly surprised. What an awesome organization. Sent them a thank you e-mail and told them I was so impressed by their work that I would love to help them here in PA when I feel better

Donor

Rating: 5

I heard about this non-profit organization through word of mouth from another donor. After looking into it I couldn't wait to avail myself of the services offered. The level of caring and compassion for cancer patients is unsurpassed, and is equally applied to all who request and require it. The personal touch, just by using first names, keeping us updated, and not asking for anything in return except one's thanks, speaks of a courteous generosity that has been absent from many organizations, non-profits included, in these times. I love the term "bundle" which gives the feeling that a whole lot of love, care, and compassion are "rolled into" every delivery, whether it be over a long distance or made locally.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is the BEST ever non-profit! Beth Elwood is so awesome - she kept in constant contact with me (I had ordered two comfort bundles for two of my cancer hero cousins) - she is such a kind, caring, compassionate, hard-working individual - I cannot say enough great things about Beth and this organization. The comfort bundles were even delivered before the expected delivery date - and both of my cancer hero cousins were moved to tears and thrilled with their comfort bundles - they brought so much joy and happiness to them. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for this non-profit - they are heroes! They go above and beyond and bring much happiness to cancer heroes and their families. God bless all of them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about Hearts United Against Cancer, Inc. When a loved one is given a diagnosis of cancer, often the family/friends feel helpless, at least that is how I felt. I was talking to a good friend about my Mother-in-law's diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Her eyes lit up and she got excited. I was wondering what was causing her reaction, "Sign her up for a care bundle!" The day that it was delivered, my mother-in-law was so excited! It really made her day to know that I cared about her enough to send the bundle to her, and that so many strangers were also supporting her. Her bundle really focused on the things that she enjoyed, plus more. Thank you so much for giving someone spiritually in need a huge boost of hope!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I read about the Care and Comfort Bundle on FaceBook. My sister in law is under going a second round of chemo and radiation for returning cancer and I thought it would be a wonderful and comforting gesture if she would receive a bundle! I worked with Beth, who wanted to know her likes, hobbies etc. so they could personalize her bundle. Beth kept me updated every step of the way, so I knew when it was being sent. I felt this was the way everyone is treated, very special and so responsive! This is a fantastic organization and dedicated to their cause in every way. Thank you is so small compared to the care you have given to me and my dear sister in law!

Client Served

Rating: 5

They hand delivered a wonderful cancer bundle to my Father and my family and I were greatly appreciative. It was beautifully made and had a lot of love, time , and effort that was put into it to.

Amanda206

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so happy with my experience with the Hearts United Against Cancer group. I nominated a very dear friend to receive one of their bundles. They went above and beyond in personalizing the bundle for my friend. They really took their time in selecting items for the bundle and we cannot thank them enough! I have also attended some of their volunteer events and they have been very well organized. Great organization and one that deserves to be recognized for their outstanding efforts! Job well done.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was absolutely pleasantly surprised yesterday when there was a knock on my door and when I opened it, there stood two ladies who had driven an hour to deliver a bundle of care and comfort to me. I am blown away by the handmade items as well as the many, many goodies in the basket.
My sister heard about this organization and submitted my name as I am suffering from and receiving treatment for breast cancer. The delivery came on a dreary Saturday of one of my most fatigue days of treatment. I can only say, Thank You, thank you, thank you!!! This organization is filled with many angels.
Terry

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of working with Beth and HUAC as a volunteer and as someone who needed to request a basket for a Cancer Hero. I cannot express how wonderful and caring this organization is and am thankful for all the efforts that Beth and her volunteers put into making cancer patients' lives better. Each package and care bundle is created with the hero in mind, and this personal touch sets this organization apart from others. I am lucky to have been involved with such an outstanding, inspirational group of people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My brother in law Frank is fighting a huge battle, which has been very hard on him. He has served his country with many deployments over seas.
He received his Care & Comfort Bundle today and it lifted his spirits and touched his heart. He has served & looked out for our country and it made him feel really good to know that the many dedicated volunteers took the time to due this for him.
Beth and all the volunteers put in so many hours to put together these Care & Comfort Bundles to bring just a little joy to those who need it the most. The handmade cards & messages they contain and the handmade blankets & pillows personalised warm the heart and mean so much.
Thank you Hearts United Against Cancer you guys really are amazing and your efforts to put these Beautiful Bundles together truly means the world to the Cancer Hero's who receive them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hearts United Against Cancer has been a wonderful organization to work with. My girlfriend who battled breast cancer was a recipient of one of their personalized bundles during her fight. The bundle brought her so much joy, hope, and love. It made her realize how many people are out there supporting her.
Therefore, when the son of a friend of mine came down with bone cancer I new I needed to get in touch with HUAC. They made the process so easy. You can feel they really care about each individual. I know that this little boy is going to feel the same about of love that my girlfriend felt when she received her bundle. I pray it lifts him up and gives him strength to keep fighting!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hearts United Against Cancer is simply amazing!!! The way they touch the lives of those who receive their packages is just unexplainable. I referred my friend who recently had a double mastectomy and is awaiting the start of the rest of her treatment. Her package arrived so quickly and was so personalized to the things that she loves!! I will be forever grateful that you provided me with a way to put a smile on her face even in the darkest of times. Thank you for the selfless love you show to others. It is truly appreciated more than words could ever say!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hearts United Against Cancer has been a blessing. I've never met Beth but she been instrumental in assisting and so lovingly providing 3 packages to friends and people I consider family. 1 package was sent very quickly and made such an impact in my friend/sister in Christ's life, it was overwhelming. She has since gone to be with the Lord but sometimes, moments mean a lot. 1 package went to a young mother with Breast Cancer and she was thrilled that soon many people would care to commit to such a project. The third shipped off on Thursday, it's also very special as this woman is so spiritually tired of fighting, being sick, and holding on. She needs some uplifting. This program is a Blessing!

2 Wendy125

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you all so very much my dad has stage 4 terminal pancreatic cancer which has metastasized to his lungs he has been receiving chemo for a little over 5 months he has had many prayers and every word, thought, and prayer keeps him going and brightens his day and makes him want to keep on fighting!!! He received a gift basket from you all today which has really brightened his day to know so many people that don't even know him yet you all care about him you take your time as volunteers and others make donations so that my dad can have a smile on his face and continue to have faith it means so much th o my dad and our family!!!! THANK YOU!!!! GOD BLESS!!!! Keep up the good work!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello everyone,
I work with children who have eye cancer. Their first consultation appointment lasts at least six hours and is very devastating to the family. The packages from Hearts United Against Cancer, Inc. is the perfect gift to help calm and soothe the children. Our office tends to be chilly and the blankets that are donated come in very handy.
Thank You to all the staff and volunteers who make up this wonderful organization.
Sincerely,
Marie Wik

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an incredible organization that brings smiles to people undergoing different cancer treatments. The smiles on people’s faces when Beth and Her team arrive at the hospital giving them packages is something that stays in your head forever. Santa & elves do work all year round. His name is Beth!

1 Joe_70

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is so much different and so much more personal than any other I've seen or been involved with. Having sat with my girlfriend during treatments lets you see and feel what it's really like to battle cancer. It's a lonely feeling, but knowing there are people like Beth making a difference and putting smiles on peoples faces gives them a feeling of hope, knowing that others care about them too. Sadly I lost my girl to cancer, but my daughter is a survivor and was a bundle recipient. My daughter was so overwhelmed with emotion receiving it from my friend Lucy and couldn't believe there were people that cared that much to please others.

2 Toniann C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I heard about this organization from the hair salon that I go too, they had cards and a donation container on the front counter. My 14 year cousin was just diagnosis in March 2015 with Synovial Sarcoma Cancer and I wanted to try to do something to cheer him up a little bit because last June 2014 we lost and aunt to cancer. He had to go through 3 to 4 rounds of chemo to help shrink the tumor, after the fourth round of chemo the tumor wasn't getting any smaller so surgery had to be done with the smaller size from the chemo treatments that he had gone through. He had the surgery to remove the tumor and has to go through more chemo treatments to make sure that they got all of the cancer.
This organization did a wonderful job of getting a care bundle to him. I think that it's great that we have organizations like this to help people who are going through a rough time with illness and the little bit of joy they get from receiving a care bundle from people who donate their time and money to help others in need.
To see the joy on the person's face receiving a care bundle is so priceless and fulfilling. I hope that some of us can donate our time and/or money to this wonderful organization so that they can continue their quest in helping others in need.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hearts United Against Cancer is a wonderful organization. They have made several donations of gift bags for our patients who are receiving chemotherapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in Willingboro, NJ. Our patients are thrilled – it really brightens their day! Many thanks to the volunteers and organizers at Hearts United Against Cancer!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beth Elwood is an exceptional individual! Over the past year I have had the pleasure of interacting with her and Hearts United Against Cancer in various capacities. My girl scout service unit/troops have held blanket making events and are currently using our resources to assist Beth in her needs while earning our Bronze Award. I have also attended her Care and Comfort Bundle events, which are incredible to witness in terms of the organization and outpouring of love and assistance by all in the community. I have also had the pleasure of helping weekly assemble the bundles. It is clear that Beth is one of a kind who is dedicated to this cause. Her basement is filled to the brim with donations and supplies.

In addition to volunteering, I nominated one of my students to receive a Care and Comfort bundle who has been struggling with Cancer for about 2 years. Beth hand delivered the basket/bundle which was catered to the child's specific likes. My student and her family were overwhelmed with the generosity of HUAC.

As someone in the same neighborhood as Beth, I am fortunate to be able to help frequently and in a hands-on manner. I would encourage you to please donate in any way you can to this amazing organization.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to be able to say I am a part of this wonderful non profit that Beth has put together. Within a year we have grown tremendously and have reached so many people. Hearts United Against Cancer touches the lives of so many and I have seen first hand how it brings joy and comfort to a person going through cancer.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing resource for our patients and families. I have seen first hand these comfort bags light up the faces of numerous children and their families. This is an excellent organization!!!!

2 Barbara220

Donor

Rating: 5

I've crocheted and donated many items to this organization and feel that they couldn't go toa more deserving group.
There is a lot of work and organization that goes on with a lot of love.
Good luck and keep up all you do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What can I say about Hearts United Against Cancer, tears come to my eyes when I think of the work that Beth puts into the charity from her heart. She is an amazing woman that I not only respect but have a great deal of admiration for. I had Cancer at 31 and always wanted to give back and am now able to help in volunteering for this wonderful organization. I am not able to give the time I wish I could due to work obligations but my heart is always there and me and my husband will be there for her when she needs us. God has truly blessed Beth and I pray he continues to keep her healthy and all the people she delivers basket to. Thank you for entering and enriching our lives. Barbra and Eli

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am thrilled to be a volunteer for Hearts United Against Cancer. Doing something simple as making a no sew blanket or writing a card for a Cancer Hero is easy to do knowing that it will make someone's day a little brighter.

2 MM714

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am happy to be a part of this wonderful and welcoming organization. I found HUAC when I googled “crochet for cancer” and I now donate crocheted stuff animals to their care package program. I love that HUAC is an all-inclusive charity that seeks to comfort all cancer heroes – men, women, and children. They offer multiple ways to volunteer. You can donate store bought items for the care packages, donate handmade items, or participate in their events. There is something for everyone no matter your craftiness or age. Their “Care & Comfort Bundling” events are well organized and very productive. The Board is visible and involved at these events. They have a real passion for their charity and their dedication is inspiring :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization and Beth Elwood is an extraordinary individual. They have delivered care and comfort baskets to my family, neighbor and friends. I couldn't thank them enough. I am also a cancer survivor myself and can appreciate and imagine what it would mean to someone receiving these. So nice to know that people like this exist.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with breast cancer two weeks before Christmas. As a 40-something year old mother of four with no cancer in my family, I was shocked and life was knocked a bit on its ear. During my recovery from surgery, I received a gorgeous Care and Comfort Bundle from Hearts United Against Cancer. A friend had nominated me for this beautiful gift and it came as a sweet surprise. The basket was beyond amazing - a fleecy robe, a journal, candies, note pads, two books, a Wawa (convenience store) gift card, a cute ball cap and different hair ties and magnets that were pink with the breast cancer awareness statements on it. What touched me most was the home made crocheted lap blanket, made by a volunteer, and a handwritten card, the front was decorated by a child. These personal touches made me cry and made me feel like there people out there who were rooting for me to get well! I felt so loved and cared about with this simple gesture. Since receiving this basket, I've gone through my 30 day radiation treatment and I'm cancer-free now! I started volunteering with HUAC and see the other side of the organization now. Caring, devoted volunteers - most, though not all who are cancer survivors - who are 100% committed to bringing joy, hope and support to Cancer Heros. This group is absolutely phenomenal and the work they do is beyond measure. A truly top notch non-profit!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a breast and ovarian cancer survivor, I know how I felt 17 years ago when family and friends showed their caring and love through personal cards, notes, gifts, and other acts of caring. So when I visited the HUAC booth at an event, and became acquainted with their purpose and goals, I became a volunteer last Jan. to support others on their cancer journeys.
I was delighted to see how well-organized this all volunteer organization is!
Since then, 3 generations of my family have become involved - the youngest granddaughter at 16 mos. helping to stuff pillows ( see HUAC website video) and my oldest granddaughter, 8 1/2 y.o., who has created over 80 cards for Cancer Heroes! We take advantage of the volunteer opportunities to make knotted fleece blankets, knot and stuff fleece pillows, make bean bags, and personalize cards at family gatherings! And this is also a lesson for the Grands to learn how they can make a difference in someone else's life.

2 Lucy E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so honored to be part of this organization. I personally have nominated a cancer hero who in turn nominated another cancer hero. My husband and I delivered their bundles and to see the look on their faces was just beyond words. I am so happy to be able to contribute by making blankets, pillows, hats and scarves gives me great satisfaction in knowing that I am contributing to this great organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a breast cancer patient and the recipient of one of their baskets. What a wonderful surprise! The basket was FULL of goodies to help me through this trying time of my life. I can't wait to feel better so I too can help make baskets and pay it forward. Thanks HUAC

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about this wonderful organization. I have been lucky enough to be apart of HUAC for this past year. To see where they have come in one year is just amazing. As a teacher, I was able to get my students involved in making pillows and organizing a donation drive for items to put in our comfort baskets. To see the whole school come together and donate items was just amazing. My biggest satisfaction comes when I deliver a personalized comfort basket to a cancer hero who was nominated by one of their family members or friends. I have delivered these personalized comfort baskets to numerous cancer heroes throughout the Philadelphia area. To see their reaction to receiving a personalized basket with items just for them is something I will never forget. While we may not be able to battle cancer for them, just letting them know that they are not alone in their struggle has been a tremendous reward for me.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hearts United Against Cancer is a tremendous organization. My Girl Scout troop has been helping them out this year, and they have been a pleasure to work with.

The best thing about this organization is each care package is individualized. One person's favorite color was peach. So a basket was made with peach colored blankets, peach ribbon, a peach mug, and so on. Another requested food items. Although they don't deliver food, a package was put together with cans of homestyle soup. I saw a package for a toddler girl that was built in a toy shpping cart.

The thoughtfulness and personalized attention that goes into each package is what makes this organization so special.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hearts United Against Cancer is a tremendous organization! Not only did one of their bundles make its way into the hands and heart of one of my neighbors, but a bundle was recently delivered to a special little boy with brain cancer that I nominated. Both of these cancer heroes were touched beyond words... I can't say enough about this group of selfless people and their organization!