Fort Walton Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/22/2015 -- Breast cancer is an all-to-common occurrence that affects millions of individuals and their families each and every day. For many, it may seem as though hope diminishes after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Author Maryann Makekau is changing that perception with her "Little Pink Book" series. This series of books discusses a range of topics, from helping children cope with loss due to cancer to helping them deal with the disastrous effects of Alzheimer's in their grandparents. Not only has Maryann authored this hope-inspiring book series, but she has also founded Hope Matters, an organization dedicated to spreading hope even in the darkest circumstances. Both projects have one purpose: to spread hope and happiness to families confronting the toughest journeys.
Maryann and her organization, Hope Matters, have partnered with Little Pink Houses of Hope to inspire family connection through reading. Little Pink Houses of Hope provides week-long vacations to breast cancer patients and their families for absolutely no cost in order to help them through one of life's toughest journeys. Maryann would like to send 100 copies of her book, "When Your Mom Has Cancer," to summer beach retreats being hosted by Little Pink Houses of Hope. Reading has been shown to foster connections between people, so what better way to inspire families at these beach retreats?
Sending books isn't free. For this reason, Maryann and Hope Matters are asking for sponsorships from people who want to make a difference in a cancer patient's life. While perhaps unfamiliar to some, "The Little Pink Book" series has been proven to inspire hope and provide comfort to both cancer patients and their families across the world with an international audience of readers. What better feeling is there than knowing that your very own contribution has given a breast cancer patient and her family moments of happiness? For just $16, you can send one copy of "When Your Mom Has Cancer" to a cancer patient in need of a spark of hope and happiness. If the fundraising goal is exceeded, Maryann has pledged to send even more copies of "When Your Mom Has Cancer" to retreats with Little Pink Houses of Hope.
To sponsor the donation of a book, or even ten books, visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sending-100-little-pink-books-to-cancer-retreat#/story and help inspire hope, just as Maryann does.
Although Maryann's current campaign is directed towards breast cancer patients and their families, her organization, Hope Matters, works to help families journeying through various conditions. For example, they have facilitated the creation of "neighborhood memory cafes" to encourage families coping with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia to experience the arts and come together as a community. Hope Matters also support military children whose parents are on deployment or have been injured. It is absolutely amazing how much good can come from one woman's passion for helping others.
For more information about Hope Matters and their various projects, visit http://becausehopematters.com
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Name: Maryann Makekau
Address: PO Box 2021, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549