Maggie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, but that didn't stop her from making a difference. Since 2016, her SOCKtober fundrasing campaigns have raised thousands of dollars for Project Pink'd, making a big impact on breast cancer survivors right here in our local communities.
"In October of 2015, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Shortly after, I learned of Project Pink’d while receiving chemo treatments. Project Pink’d is a local breast cancer group that aims to provide tools, resources and a strong network to strengthen and renew the mind, body and spirit of breast cancer survivors in Nebraska and Western Iowa from the moment of diagnosis to end of life. Project Pink’d is a volunteer-powered organization that is dedicated to helping survivors thrive in the community. They focus on survivorship after diagnosis and provide an opportunity for survivors to connect and learn from others. Project Pink’d has helped me and impacted me in numerous ways in my survivorship. I’ve been provided with items to help during treatment, notes of encouragement, knowledge through classes and seminars, inclusiveness, and friendship. I wanted to do something to giveback to an organization that gives so much to not only me, but countless others. I was lucky to be introduced to Bethany and We Help Two by a wonderful friend in the summer of 2016. I am a lover of funky socks and believe that they make great gifts. In October 2016 the SOCKtober fundraiser for Project Pink’d was born. SOCKtober 2020 will be my 5th doing this fundraiser. Each year SOCKtober gets a little bigger and I raise a little more. I am hoping 2020 is the best year yet! Please consider ordering some socks and supporting a great organization, said Maggie, Thriver and Project Pink'd Volunteer & Renewal Retreat Participant