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, 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, 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, Inc. is a local non-profit organization founded in 2009 serving the breast cancer patients of Tampa Bay. The organization proudly serves patients across all Tampa Bay Communities for un-insured and under insured patients. Hooked on Hope raises funds through an annual inshore fishing tournament, silent auction, pamper party, annual golf tournament, sponsorships, general donations, and community partnerships.
Hooked on Hope funds are disbursed year-round through ‘treatment support grants’ which provide direct patient care and support to patients during their difficult journey through breast cancer treatment. Funds are allocated for doctor visit office co-pays, hospital co-pays, prescriptions, and living expenses. In addition, the organization partners with specialists for patients suffering from the debilitating condition known as ‘lymphedema.’ Lymphedema services include physical therapy, sleeves, and gloves. The organization also pays for specialty mastectomy bras and breast prosthetics.
The Hooked on Hope Community Partnership Program helps reach breast cancer patients throughout the vast communities that comprise Tampa Bay. The organization remains steadfast in its commitment to expanding services and funding through its community partners.
Hooked on Hope is ‘Making a World of Difference Right Here in the Tampa Bay Communities.’ To date, Hooked on Hope has raised over $360,000! The breast cancer patients of Tampa Bay need your support! Many sponsorship and donor opportunities are available. Won’t you partner with us and get ‘Hooked on Hope!