Our founder, Grace, was inspired to create this nonprofit organization after her family was directly impacted by breast cancer. She understands the impacts on young children when a parent is battling cancer - The financial stress it puts on a family, treatments requiring parents to miss time with their children, and long term effects on a cancer survivor. Given her family's experience with these things, Grace made it her goal to create happiness for cancer patients and their families.
When Grace was 7, her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. While her mom was recovering from surgeries, chemo treatments, and radiation, friends and family were very generous with their time, gifts, and meals. After seeing the impact this had on the young family, Grace wanted to give back and make a difference in the lives of others. As a result, she formed Fighting Cancer with Grace in February 2019. To raise money, she's been making glassware in exchange for donations, sold Packer Family Night tickets, and had lemonade stands.