Six years ago, I walked into Loving Arms Cancer Outreach looking for free wigs in preparation for hair loss that would follow chemotherapy. Yes, I have insurance. But, my insurance didn't cover Wigs. Additionally, the out-of-pocket expenses that comes with cancer treatment and the essentials that we must acquire sometimes making the extras like a wig seem unnecessary (but wanted).
To my surprise, some wigs out-of-pocket were incredibly expensive. I didn't have a huge amount of time or energy to hunt down the best locations and deals. My energy was totally focused on maintaining a positive outlook. I did as I often do -- a google search -- for something near me. Loving Arms came up in my google search. I walked into Loving Arms for a wig -- walked out with two and make-up. I walked out having met a sweet angel by the name of Angel and an infinite amount of gratefulness for an organization in my backyard that not only helped me but helps others on a daily basis!
Since then, I've volunteered as an advisory and executive board member. I absolutely love what Loving Arms provides to communities in Georgia -- not only what but HOW its provides for cancer survivors (financial assistance, wigs, support groups, and more).
I am looking forward to one of my favorite annual events in support of one of my favorite non-profits. Please come out and join us. Links for ticket purchases are included below.
Dancing with the Stars of Loving Arms
Dancing with the Stars of Loving Arms is an annual charity fund-raising event featuring local dance instructors and volunteer supporters of Loving Arms Cancer Outreach. Proceeds of the event directly benefit cancer patients who are served by Loving Arms. We pair our volunteer contestants with local dance instructors, and the teams compete not only for the best dance performance, but also on the amount of donations each team can raise. You can donate and support your favorite dance team, as well as the cancer patients who benefit from our services. You can vote at any time, even before the actual dance contest even happens! It's all great fun for a good cause. We hope you'll join us for a fun evening of dinner and dancing, along with some of our community's most generous supporters. This event would not be possible without your support as well as the generous support of our sponsors. We thank you all for helping us carry on our important mission.
About Loving Arms Cancer Outreach
Loving Arms Cancer Outreach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, whose vision is to help cancer patients and their families. Our only requirement for helping someone is that they have a diagnosis of cancer, no particular kind, just cancer. Loving Arms was founded by 2 nurses who have a combined 30+ years of experience working with cancer patients. That’s 30+ years of hearing the heart and needs of patients and their families. Having cancer is not only a health issue, it also creates additional financial and emotional strains on families. Increased medical bills, employment interruptions, and numerous other changes of circumstance all serve to create burdens on cancer patients and their families. Loving Arms Cancer Outreach was born out of a desire to help ease some of the hardships cancer can bring. We have a heart for cancer patients and want to make their journey a little easier.
Whom Do We Help?
We help people who have undergone some type of treatment within the last 18 months as the result of a cancer diagnosis. Headquartered in Marietta, we currently serve patients who live in the following Georgia counties: Cobb, Bartow, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Paulding, Pickens
You Can Help!
Your financial support enables Loving Arms to provide assistance for those living with cancer. Every service in our outreach program is designed to empower cancer patients and help their families at no charge. To learn more about our programs, and how you can help, please visit our website
Dancing With the Stars of Loving Arms
September 7, 2019
for the benefit of
Loving Arms Cancer Outreach