Reader’s Digest Goes Pink & Names Nine People Making a Difference for Breast Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

LLH network pressAlisa Savoretti, Founder of My Hope Chest, Featured on List

Seminole, FL (October 16, 2013) – During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Reader’s Digest is featuring “Nine Names to Know in the Fight Against Breast Cancer.”  Among names you will recognize, rises a name you will be hearing more of, Alisa Savoretti.

Alisa Savoretti, Founder of My Hope Chest, a grassroots breast reconstruction organization, is profiled among the formidable leaders of breast cancer initiatives. The impressive assembly includes names like Mary-Claire King, researcher who discovered the BRCA1 gene; Dr. Susan Love, Renowned author dedicated to ending the disease; and Nancy Brinker, Founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

“There are no words to describe the importance of being listed beside breast cancer pioneers,” said Savoretti. “But our work is not for me or about me. There is a huge population of under served breast cancer survivors living with physical and emotional scars providing a constant reminder of the disease from the mastectomies needed to save their lives. As a survivor, I am hopeful that My Hope Chest’s mission and work will now receive the attention it deserves to raise hope and help heal all survivors who desire this life changing surgery.”

Savoretti founded My Hope Chest in 2003 after she spent three years without her breast due to the lack of insurance and the need for approximately $25,000 for the series of three reconstructive surgeries. Savoretti has worked tirelessly to elevate My Hope Chest’s mission onto the breast cancer platform, pushing forward the problem thousands of under served survivors face.

Read the full article in the October issue of Reader’s Digest, or at http://www.rd.com/slideshows/breast-cancer-news-names-to-know.

About My Hope Chest

My Hope Chest is the only non-profit organization in the nation that offers assistance in obtaining breast reconstruction surgery for the uninsured and underinsured. Despite the support that hundreds of breast cancer organizations offer to survivors around the country, there is a lack of advocacy and funding for those who are left without reconstructive surgery as an option. For more information about My Hope Chest, call (727) 488-0320 or visit their website at http://www.myhopechest.org.