Thursday, November 14, 2013

Help A Cancer Patient In Need #GIVINGCOMFORT

Disclosure: The following is a Sponsored post through Social Moms and Giving Comfort. All opinions are 100% mine. 

I haven't mentioned my families struggles with Cancer much. But my family in the past few years has been touched with cancer. Almost a year and a half ago, my step-sister passed away. She was diagnosed about 5 years ago with lung cancer. It was very sad when she passed away. She left behind many who loved her, including her loving husband, son & daughter. And sadly she missed the birth of her first grandchild, who was born only a few months after she died.

Also around this time one of my other sisters was diagnosed with brain cancer. They operated on a brain tumor about a year ago. But it is not able to be fully removed. So she has had to undergo radiation, and chemo to shrink it. She has to get regular scans to check the growth of the tumor. She was doing ok for awhile, but last time I talked to my mom, she said she was getting headaches again, and was not doing so good. So she has to get some more tests and see what the doctors want to do next.

That is why when I heard about a great program called Giving Comfort, I really wanted to participate. I want to help spread the word about this terrific program. Through this website, you can donate a giving comfort kit to either someone you know or even to someone you don't. There is a variety of kits to choose from. Including ones for young boys and girls, teens, men and women.

I was able to pick which kit I would like to give and I went with the Women's Essential kit. It came in the mail yesterday everything is packed in this handy tote bag:

(c) stay at home mom

What it includes inside is: a fleece lap blanket, sleep cap, socks with grippers, sugar free mints, herbal tea, a toiletry bag inside that is burt's bee lip balm, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, unscented lotion, a free year subscription for a magazine. also a sudoku puzzle book, journal, pen and a pocket calender.

I took everything out of the bag to show you what is inside:

(c) stay at home mom

I am going to ship this up to my sister as soon as I can. Because I know she could really use some comfort right now. Hopefully this will bring a smile to her face when she gets this. If you would like to purchase one for a loved one please visit the website.

As I mentioned you can also make a donation for a kit, and they will make sure they give it to a patient in need. 100% of your donation will go to provide comfort to someone who really needs it.

Just like it did for Esmeralda as seen in this video below:

Also find more information on the Giving Comfort Facebook page. You can like them right from my blog:

Giving Comfort is a charity initiative through the McKesson Foundation. Each year 1.6M people in the US are newly diagnosed with cancer. Giving Comfort can help by giving them the items that are requested the most, to help them through their treatments.

I hope you will consider giving a comfort kit to either a loved one or donating one to someone in need!

Disclosure: This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Giving Comfort blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own


  1. Cancer is a horrible disease and this company is great for trying to make it a little bit easier.

  2. This is amazing, Sue. I am so sorry about your losses. We have many in my family too.

  3. Last year, we made around 150 tied fleece blankets for a local hospital. I got hooked on them and made four more of them for holiday gifts. Matter of fact, I just looked down and noticed that I am using mine right now. I think a soft fluffy blanket is ideal for comfort. It's nice that they have these kids for people. We are going to be cutting out this year's blankets this week for an event called #GivingTuesday. It's the Tuesday after Thanksgiving - and it kind of wipes out the taste of Black Friday shopping and all the commercialism that goes on this time of year.