For nearly ten years, the StringsforaCURE® Foundation implemented the Mission of StringsforaCURE® that was dedicated to providing education, comfort, financial assistance and emotional support directly to breast cancer patients.
Life is about chapters and we will be entering a new chapter for the StringsforaCURE® Foundation.
For the past 9 3/4 years, the StringsforaCURE Foundation has helped over 2,068 breast cancer patients, distributing over $462,150 to these patients through our programs. In August 2020, after we celebrate 10 years of serving the breast cancer community, it is with a heavy heart that our founder Elisa Guida, along with StringsforaCURE board members, Patti Larson, Brenda Berchtold and Donna Rose Sherrange, have made the difficult decision to dissolve our 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We are NOT closing StringsforaCURE due to a lack of funds. This decision was made last year, long before the Covid-19 pandemic.
By the time we dissolve the 501(c)(3), we will have been in existence for 10 years and will have provided over $460,000 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 96+ years old. It is time for Elisa to concentrate on providing care for her mom as her only full -time endeavor.
For those wondering what the future holds for the StringsforaCURE® jewelry, Elisa Guida 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.
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.
We hope that the grants that StringsforaCURE awarded to you or the patients under your care were appreciated and have helped to provide some financial relief to these patients during their breast cancer journey.
You can read our Breast Cancer Tips sheet and Resource Guide to see if there is another breast cancer charity that may be able to help you.
- Breast Cancer Tips – online list of Elisa’s personal tips for dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis as well as support programs, books and other resources.
- Resource Guide – online guide listing the support programs available to cancer patients.
We will end on a musical note: “Just because the band breaks up, doesn’t mean you’re going to stop playing the music!”