www.HookedOnHope.org

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'Making a World of Difference Right Here in the Tampa Bay Communities.'


Our Community Corner

Marisol Torres
Marisol Torres
Caregiver / Angel to Her Mother Currently Fighting Breast Cancer

Marisol and Mom Nellie
Marisol and Mom Nellie

Marisol authored the following poem for her mother and all the ladies as they are on their breast cancer journey.

Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day. Feeling pain is being human. By allowing ourselves to feel we become stronger. Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. In times of adversity and challenges we really discover what we're made of. The strongest people are not those who show strengths but those who win battles we know nothing about. No matter the challenge every hurdle in life is negotiable given the right determination. You have to take the initiative to take the steps to jump forward. Believe in yourself and all that you are know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle. The struggles we're in today are developing the strengths we'll need for another time.


Anna Rodriguez & Rolando Herrara
Anna Rodriguez & Rolando Herrara

Anna Rodriguez, Office Administrator to Dr. Charles Cox, and Hooked on Hope Pamper Party Chair, wed Rolando Herrara on the beach on June 28, 2014. Please join the entire Hooked on Hope Committee in congratulating Anna and Rolando Herrara as they begin their lives’ journey together!


Greggory Cox
Greggory Cox

Greggory Cox, son of Dr. John Myrrh Cox (brother of Dr. Charles Cox and also a Breast Surgical Oncologist); raised $25 for Hooked on Hope with this beautiful display at a school educational exhibition. Thank you Greggory!


Hooked on Hope Proceeds

To date, Hooked on Hope has raised nearly $300,000 for the breast cancer patients in the Tampa Bay Communities!

Funds are used to purchase, post-operative medically needed surgical garments, and other needed items not covered by insurance, for approximately 200 uninsured and under insured patients each year! In addition, the organization has partnered with local specialty companies to pay for 'lymphedema sleeves' for those breast cancer patients or survivors with the debilitating condition known as 'lymphadema.'

In addition, a grants program helps patients fighting breast cancer with treatment support grants between $500 and $1,500 as "treatment support" during breast cancer treatment. Hooked on Hope grants are used to assist patients with items such as prescriptions, office co-pays, and hospital co-pays and living expenses, during breast cancer treatment. Funds are intended for un-insured or under-insured breast cancer patients.

Hooked on Hope funds are used to assist patients with items such as prescriptions, office co-pays, and hospital co-pays during breast cancer treatment. Funds are intended for un-insured or under-insured breast cancer patients.

For additional information, please contact (813) 735-6975 or (813) 967-5032.

Hooked on Hope, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Tampa Bay. Proceeds benefit the University of South Florida Breast Health Program under the leadership of Dr. Charles E. Cox. Hooked on Hope, a grassroots organization ensures that proceeds stay within our communities and is used for direct patient care!