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.
The stress, fatigue, and financial exhaustion of cancer was overwhelming - and I was a full time student with an infant. I couldn't even afford to buy diapers. Pink Daisy was there for me at my lowest moment. They not only lifted me up, they helped me get some momentum so I could continue living my life while the doctors were trying to save my life.
I have personally witnessed women with metastatic breast cancer benefit from the pink daisy project. I have so many wonderful stories, but one always warms my heart. A beautiful single mom was diagnosed with mets..She was out of work, in treatment and in great need of financial assistance. With the support of pink daisy, she was able to breathe a little easier. Pink daisy sent her food, gift cards, and helped her with her bills. This allowed her to focus on living, dealing with side effects from chemotherapy and thriving with her son..I have no doubt that she was able to focus on her health and heal with out the horrible worry of where is the next meal coming from and how am I going to pay the rent? The most amazing thing about pink daisy is that they have not stopped helping her. Once you are diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, it cannot be cured. Pink Daisy continues to assist her and so many other women facing breast cancer. I have been dealing with metastatic breast cancer for a few years and I am honored to be apart of the Pink Daisy Organization:) Debbie is a life saver in the most important ways:)
I was less than a year into a separation, new mortgage, and reduced salary when I was diagnosed with a new primary breast cancer. I was still paying off my treatment from two years prior, and I was a single girl trying to make it on my own. Pink Daisy Project swooped in and before I knew it, a cooler full of frozen single-serve meals had arrived on my doorstep. By the time I returned home from out of town treatment, a cleaner had been hired to come help with household chores like making the bed, doing laundry, vacuuming, and taking out the trash.
Pink Daisy went entirely out of their way to think up just the right balance of assistance to help me heal and yet allow me to retain some level of independence. They went out of their way to find just the right solutions for my rural location, and to minimize the coordination I would have to do myself. I still tear up when I think about how important it was to me to feel such support from afar, to feel like they really anticipated my needs and helped me retain a little dignity and independence.
I chose 'client served' above for my role, but their generosity and thoughtfulness has also made me a 'donor' for life. I think Deb shows a fantastic level of creativity, thrift, organizational skills and compassion. She has a wonderful organization of volunteers who really understand their clients, and who go out of their way to personalize and maximize their giving. Your money, support and votes couldn't go to a better nonprofit.
Pink Daisy was there for my family and there is no way words could explain how much it helped my family. I will always be extremely grateful for the love they spread. They took so much stress off of me. They are a wonderful organization.
The time I spent in breast cancer treatment was the darkest time of my life. I was a single mother of two young children, one of whom has special needs, and I was scared. We were struggling financially, when the refrigerator stopped working right before Thanksgiving. Desperate, I asked The Pink Daisy Project for help. They really came through, and then some. Not only did we receive the grocery assistance we asked for, but help with fuel, and more. In addition to saving us from hunger, the PDP really changed the way I was feeling. I didn't feel helpless. I didn't feel alone. The love and care that came with the help allowed me to keep moving forward. Words cannot express our gratitude.
I am a survivor. Pink Daisy was not around when I was going through my treatment so I was unable to experience first hand the valuable services and support The Pink Daisy Project provides. A meal? Maid service? A spa day to feel human let alone like a woman? Groceries? A night out-- if you can get out? All these wonder thoughtful gift cards are what separates The Pink Daisy Project from all the other cancer non-profits. Those of us who have benefited from the research are so grateful and hope someday (we seem to getting closer and closer) there will be a cure, but take it from someone who was unable to lift her head off the pillow -- having someone deliver groceries or clean my bathroom --- now that's giving! Thank you Debbie Cantwell for creating The Pink Daisy Project -- your "sisters" are grateful.
I am always amazed by the wonderful, caring work Pink Daisy Project does. As a donor I know that all the money I donate is going to the people who need it, not into staff salaries and garbage mailers I don't need. It's not going to fund a "cure", it's helping comfort and care for women who so desperately need support as they battle for their lives. The results are immediate and measurable. I follow this group on Facebook and regularly see the reactions of the women that have been helped by Pink Daisy Project. I love knowing where my money is going and seeing the good work that it does.
I am in constant amazement of the tireless support and dedication the Pink Daisy Project shows to young women struggling with breast cancer. The PDP offers cleaning services, gas money, groceries and love (a tip of the iceberg) to any and all women, exhausted and battling, to help care for their families and their spirits in a time of great need. Debbie Cantwell is a personal hero of mine and I applaud her and her team of volunteers for the work they do out of pure love and a need to give back. Thank you Debbie and The Pink Daisy Project. You have touched so many lives, lifted so many spirits and shown so much love. We are a better community for your support.
Pink Daisy project is amazing!! They provided gift cards for groceries when we were struggling financially after my breast cancer diagnosis. I am forever grateful. My girls had a wonderful Christmas as well thanks to PDP and those who donate to them.
What a wonderful outreach for the things that matter to women going through cancer. An upstanding group!