At our February 16 meeting, the members of 100 Women Who Care Albany choose ToLife! as the giving charity for the quarter. On March 22, a contingent of our members presented $13,000, a total of our collective giving, to this worthy charity. On hand for the presentation were directors, board members, staff and volunteers that are dedicated to educating and supporting breast cancer patients and their families.
100 WWC members toured their facility and gained more insight into the work they are doing for women (and men) with breast cancer in the Capital District. We saw the wig boutique where one-on-one women are helped with care and humor as they pick out a wig, hat and/or scarf. Another boutique assists women with mastectomy bras & breast prostheses. There are also reading rooms and facilities for support groups at their location in Delmar. ToLife! also has boutiques and similar services in Saratoga.
The organization has been wanting to open a boutique in Schenectady and they are thrilled that with our collective giving is the final piece of the funding they needed to put the plans in motion. Not only will they be able to serve Schenectady women near their homes, they will also use some of the donations to ensure that women with no insurance will also be served.
So thankful for this wonderful organization in our community and also the giving spirits of 100WWCAlbany for helping them carry out their mission! #powerof100