|From August 2010 to September 2020, the StringsforaCURE Foundation helped over 2,068 breast cancer patients, distributing over $466,314 to these patients through our programs. At the end of September 2020, after celebrating 10 years of serving the breast cancer community on August 19th, Elisa Guida, along with StringsforaCURE board members, Patti Larson, Brenda Berchtold and Donna Rose Sherrange, made the difficult decision to dissolve our 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We did NOT close the StringsforaCURE Foundation due to a lack of funds. We are not a Covid Casualty; this decision was made over a year and a half ago, long before the Covid-19 pandemic.
By the time we dissolve the 501(c)(3), we will have provided close to half a million dollars to breast cancer patients and their families, through our many financial assistance programs both locally and nationally. This is really a time to celebrate what this small breast cancer charity has accomplished during those 10 years!
We would like to thank everyone who has supported our mission over the years. Without you, we would not have been able to help so many breast cancer patients. Everyone who has been involved with the StringsforaCURE Foundation should be very proud of what we have been able to accomplish over the years. This is a time to celebrate! Like everything in life, we have to do what is best, because it is time to do so.
What very few have known is that our founder, Elisa Guida, a two-time breast cancer survivor, has also been the full-time caregiver of her sweet mom, Mary, who is 97 years old. It is time for Elisa to concentrate on providing care for her mom as her only full -time endeavor. While there are no regrets, we are saddened to report that Elisa’s dear mom Mary passed on April 19, 2021, with Elisa and Ed by her side.
For those wondering what the future holds for the StringsforaCURE® jewelry, Elisa Guida, a jewelry designer for over 45 years, will continue to design one-of-a-kind earrings, necklaces and bracelets from guitar strings donated by famous musicians and a portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to an existing breast cancer charity.
Please visit theFACTS page for more information and to read how the StringsforaCURE® jewelry will live on.