The mission of Maureen’s Hope Foundation is to offer practical support and assistance to people facing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis or other life altering disease.
When faced with a life altering diagnosis of cancer or other disease, patients have many needs that cannot be met by the medical community. Maureen’s Hope helps meet those needs by catering to individuals on a personal level. By providing gift baskets and services that offer comfort and strength, Maureen’s Hope helps to improve their quality of life.
“We all go through experiences in life that leave us a changed person.
I don’t think I had ever truly understood how essential it is to live your life with hope until I watched my younger sister, Maureen, during her two year battle with cancer. Hope gave her the courage to face life’s challenges and the belief that life holds wonderful possibilities. It kept her dreams alive and nourished her spirit. Maureen was blessed with hope and, though it exists for all of us, sometimes it must be found.
Our vision of hope is not just about achieving a desired outcome… it’s about the journey and we hope to make that journey a little easier for others.”
Susan Bertrand, President and Founder
Visit our jewelry store. All purchase proceeds benefit Maureen’s Hope Foundation. Be sure to check out our new line of sterling silver inspirational pieces!
How We Help
There are many needs that patients have when faced with a life altering disease that cannot be met by the medical community and we help to fulfill some of those needs.
Beads of Courage
This program sponsored by Maureen’s Hope helps pediatric oncology and Cystic Fibrosis patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital to tell their story using colorful beads as symbols of courage that commemorate treatment milestones.
You and Me Bears & Beads
Bears are given to children in the hospital to share with a parent or sibling during times they may have to be apart.
Personalized Comfort Baskets
Patients struggling with a life altering diagnosis are given a gift basket filled with items specific to their needs that bring comfort, hope, healing and inspiration.
Spa Day for Moms of Cancer Warriors
Maureen’s Hope takes approximately 30 moms that have children battling cancer, have children that have been cancer survivors for up to three years or have recently lost a child to cancer, to a spa for a day. It is a priceless day of connection and relaxation.
People seem to remember patients in the hospital during the Christmas season, but what about the rest of the year? Since 2007, Maureen’s Hope has delivered 60 – 70 personalized baskets to Golisano Children’s Hospital that are placed in the rooms of hospitalized, sleeping children so they awake to a surprise on Easter Morning.
Lending a Helping Hand
Maureen’s Hope strives to make the journey easier for patients by providing small support services that can improve the quality of their lives. A wig, a lawn service, reiki or massage therapies are some examples of ways Maureen’s Hope has empowered patients.