I am in awe of this amazing lady, Debbie Cantwell, who started this wonderful nonprofit organization. Her own experience with breast cancer spurred on this organization. SHE had the help she needed from a loving mother and family. So many of us get through what we get through and move on, but Debbie made something happen from her own experience, allowing others who suffer from breast cancer to have immediate needs met. She and this organization are the epitome of "paying it forward." Many kudos to you, Debbie!
After beginning treatment for breast cancer my body wouldn't allow me to work. The chemo has taken its toll and physically I'm drained. The Pink Daisy Project helped make up for my lost income by providing me with gift cards for groceries. This was a grand gesture that made such an unpleasant time in my life more tolerable . I'm sincerely thankful.
Debbie Cantwell and her organization are truly amazing, generous, and exactly what a non-profit should be. Their support of young women going through breast cancer treatment is heartfelt and outstanding. Debbie and Pink Daisy are a true example of making a difference in this world. I thank them for all that they do and promise to do my best to continue to help out whenever I am able!
Debbie Cantwell and her organization are angels. She is a true hero, and I have no idea how she juggles full-time work, children, and running a charity to support others in need. She is a tireless, brilliant advocate working to make a difference in the lives of others. I used to work with Debbie many years ago and I continue to be amazed at her strength and commitment to this niche cause. There are so many charities raising money to donate to the business of the cure of breast cancer. However she has identified a target who is more desperate and more in-need of immediate of basic day-to-day supplies and services just to survive. Her charity makes a more direct and relevant impact to those suffering of breast cancer today. This is a wonderful and deserving organization. Donate today. Your money will do great things for someone special.
The Pink Daisy Project has helped restore my faith in people's ability to make a difference in this world. I have personally donated, volunteered with projects, and known many women whose lives have been impacted by this organization. I have seen how Debbie changes lives. Some of the women she's helped survive to help others, and some don't. But the impact remains just the same. She either improves the last days for someone, or she helps them through a difficult time, but either way it matters. Helping sick women matters. It helps their families, it helps their communities. I've been through treatment for breast cancer, and I can tell you that sometimes it feels like it's barely survivable. Debbie's work helps women and their families by lifting some of the burden so they can focus on wellness. It matters. I am proud to have been a very small part of making a difference, but what Debbie does with PDP makes an enormous impact for many women every day.
In between the treatments and the daily operations of cancer, Pink Daisy Project brings comfort and sincere joy. This is no small feat for young women and their families diagnosed with cancer.
I heard Debbie Cantwell speak at a luncheon and had tears in my eyes when she was finished. She talked about how she is helping women who have Breast Cancer and are having a hard time coping with cooking, cleaning and taking care of the children. Lots of women have no support or family around to help. This is where Pink Daisy Project helps.
As a male, college freshman with no history of cancer in the family I seem an unlikely person to write a review for the Pink Daisy Project. But actually, I believe I can offer a unique review of this genuine organization.
Late freshman year me best friends and I were on a mission to found a fraternity at Rutgers University. We wanted to host a charity event to show some support but where unsure whom to back. One of our brother's aunts had been helped by an organization which she told us was very close to her heart and had been a lifesaver for her, she recommended we look into it.
This organization was the Pink Daisy Project. As Philanthropy Chair at the time I reached out, asking for permission to host a fundraiser as well as asking for any promotional material they could send to us.
I was put in touch with the Founder and given her contact information. A 15 minute phone call turned into an hour long talk about not just our immediate fundraiser but of the organization, its struggles, its mission and its genuine desire to make a difference.
I cannot articulate concisely the resulting effort and how my interaction with the Pink Daisy Project has changed my life, but to sum up a good story, the Pink Daisy Project introduced 22 young men what a 'good cause' really was. The fundraiser was finally happening and for a day we represented an organization other than our individual selves. The reception and success of the event couldn't have happened if it wasn't for the sincerity of the Pink Daisy Project, demonstrated by the emotional connection it managed to leave on us despite our interaction lasting only a few weeks.
This organization helps those in need, I would love to see, for a change, it receiving some help.
As a 37 year old woman with 2 young children, I was devastated when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. All I could think about was dying at such a young age and leaving my daughters with no mother. I turned to online support groups to help me get through the days of treatment. Many of the women I met on these boards were younger than me, single and raising young children on their own. Many lacked health insurance and were struggling just to put food on the table and pay bills. Meeting these women really helped me put things in perspective -- to remind me just how fortunate I was to have a supportive husband, family and job. This was when I first learned about Debbie Cantwell and the Pink Daisy Project. I was amazed at her strength and ability to make a difference in the lives of other young women with breast cancer. She understood the need for basic help -- paying the rent, buying groceries or helping with house clearning. And, she was making a difference -- such a huge difference in the lives of others. She continues to be an inspiration to me and has helped so many through the PDP.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer May 3, 2013 at 40 years old and already have fibromyalgia. I was working and going to school full time but complications from my biopsies put me off of work on May 3rd and money was tight for my family. I tried several options to get help but was turned down by every place I tired to get help. On July 3rd I had emergency surgery to remove infection from one of my expander for reconstruction and was stressed out because we were out of food and money and I didn't know what we were going to do. I woke up to my daughter holding the gift cards from Pink Daisy project. The last I heard they were low on funds and I wasn't expecting to get anything from them. It was a miracle to get the package and helped my family so much through this horrible journey. I can never thank them enough but when I am better I will be sure to donate as much and as often as I can because I know how much they help young women who are fighting for their lives and worried about money. They made my fight easier and took stress away from me. Thank You so much Pink Daisy Project for what you do.