Who would have thought that the color orange would mean more to me than most people. Why? Because it is the Leukemia awareness color. Leukemia, a blood cancer that made it's way into my life two years ago, not me but my beautiful 17-year-old daughter!
So, I have taken on the color orange by starting a nonprofit organization called Giving Hope Foundation. The mission behind the foundation is to raise awareness about Leukemia, but also to help families with children that are fighting childhood cancers, one of them being Leukemia.
Orange is not the "favorite" color of most -- not my favorite color at all -- but now orange and I have a lot of respect for each other! Every time I see orange I think Leukemia, I think my daughter, I think CURE for Leukemia, I think Giving Hope Foundation!
I am a small orange fish in the sea of many large colorful fish, starting a nonprofit, but I will not stop in my fight. Starting a nonprofit isn't easy at all. Getting people to believe in your mission, to understand your mission, to donate to your mission is very tough! I get it though, in times like these with everyone feeling the economic crunch it is hard to donate, but without donations nonprofits will never survive or be able to work to make a difference that the nonprofit strives to do!
So, my goal is when people see orange, they think Leukemia, they think CURE for Leukemia, but most importantly they think Giving Hope Foundation!