Support for mastectomy patients

A very personal outreach that can make a difference right away. We provide information and supplies to aid recovery, and also provide a resource for surgeons and nurses to improve communication with patients about the challenges of major surgery.

Group of women showing support for breast cancer

Make a Donation

Consider making a monetary donation or an item from our wish list.

Offering Women

Practical guidance and essential supplies to aid in their recovery.

For Caregivers

Information to help navigate a loved one through pre-surgical turmoil and the challenges of homecoming.

Surgeons & Nurses

A valuable tool to help prepare patients for major surgery.

How Hope in a Handbag Helps

The mission of Hope in a Handbag is to support mastectomy patients with a Necessities Bag which gives information and supplies to aid recovery, and also provide a resource for surgeons and nurses to improve communication with patients about the challenges of major surgery. To date, we have distributed over 2,000 bags to women in northeast Indiana.

200,000
Nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every year.
$50
Just $50 provides a bag containing supplies to a mastectomy patient recovering from surgery. Please consider making a donation today.

 

Buy a Bracelet and Support Hope in a Handbag

Buy a breast cancer support bracelet from Laura France and 30% Profits will go to Hope in a Handbag.