A couple of months ago I was contacted by a very lovely individual, Bethany, with a very special request. She, like many others, has family and friends and co-workers who have been personally affected by breast cancer and she wants to make a difference for them by incorporating assistance from the business for which she works. In her own words, she explains her mission:
“In an effort to honor the multitude of people affected, the scarves company I work for is
I am so grateful for the opportunity that Bethany and her associates have provided to so many others and their efforts to assist and support cancer patients in this most loving and caring way. It takes the heart of a very special person to find ways to incorporate their business into support and service to a group in their community who is in need. trying to incorporate ways to be more vocal. We are currently working towards building a relationship with an organization where we can donate scarves to women in the midst of the battle. Also, many of our customers are victims of breast cancer and requested that we show them creative ways on how to tie head scarves. Through working with them and being inspired to help raise attention, we were hoping to share personal stories so our audience could be as touched as we have been.
This is why I am reaching out to you. I am hoping to kick off a series telling your story and your encounter with breast cancer. I truly feel like the store’s blog readers would benefit from hearing what you say about every aspect or whatever you would like to share.”
While I have submitted my answers to some very poignant questions that Bethany posed for her blog , I was extremely moved by what she and her work associates are doing. So many times, we forget about the little things that make such a big difference when dealing with cancer and that includes the hair loss associated with chemotherapy. Many women choose to not wear a wig at this time either because of a personal choice or because it may just be uncomfortable. For those who still would like a covering for their head, a scarf is a most beautiful (and functional) choice to make.
I am so grateful for the opportunity that Bethany and her associates have provided to so many others and their efforts to assist and support cancer patients in this most loving and caring way. It takes the heart of a very special person to find ways to incorporate their business into support and service to a group in their community who is in need. Just the idea of teaching people how to tie head scarves is something that is so important to make a cancer patient feel a bit more special and attractive. And if you check out their site at scarves.net, I am sure that you will find that this collection of scarves is absolutely fantastic and affordable and that information is provided to present them and tie them to make anyone look absolutely gorgeous.
It doesn’t always take money to help others. If we take the time and a little bit of thought, we can come up with great ways in which to make a difference. The creativity provided by Bethany and her co-workers is a perfect example that just might help us to help others by being inspired to see how we, too, can use the resources that we have to lend a helping hand.
Barbara Jacoby is an award winning blogger that has contributed her writings to multiple online publications that have touched readers worldwide.