To help offer hope and educate women on the emotional and spiritual journey they face with a diagnosis of breast cancer, local volunteers of Lump to Laughter came up with the idea of sending an Inspirational Hope Package to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. The packages contain items they found helpful when they were diagnosed and going through cancer treatment. They include Snappy Cards-Healing Scriptures, handmade by Willamina Sugg, "God Heals" Bag of Healing Scriptures-handmade by Sarah Whitmer, book - Myself:Together Again by Debbie Horwitz-documenting one woman's journey of a bilateral mastectomy in pictures, book - From Lump to Laughter-The Story of Grace by Co-Founder, Connie Hill-about her spiritual journey through breast cancer, a Pink Bible, the NC Breast Cancer Resource Directory (for those in NC), book-Eat Your Peas For The Cure-Cancer Fighting Words to Let you know we care-by Cheryl Karpen and Darlene Hauff, 3-pack of greeting cards, book mark and a table tent card to remind you "You Are Inscribed on the Palm of HIS Hand". All of these items are loving packaged in a pink box with a personalized hand written card and prayed over before mailing to each recipient.
The packages are funded by donations through fundraisers and private donors as well as the authors of the books included. Since 2005, more than 350 recipients have received one. The feedback we have received from the women, who have received these wonderful packages, has been overwhelming and fuels us to continue to provide this service even when funds are not available.