Here are some examples of the correspondence we have received from our HEROS, our FIGHTERS, and our SURVIVORS.
It is very rare in this day and age that there are people who truly care, are concerned, committed and give time and effort to help those less fortunate than them. Seymour Pink stands above the rest in all these ways and you do it unconditionally and from the heart. You make each person that you help feel special and deserving of the financial aid which you award to so many people in need.
This year I was one of those people who was truly at the bottom and had a hard time believing that it could ever get better due to my health and financial situation. I had always been independent and self-supporting but suddenly found myself with an unexpected health issue that drained me of all I had financially and emotionally. I did not know what I was going to do to survive and stay strong but fortunately I had an amazing social worker who helped me see the light. She helped me to get my application to Seymour Pink to see if I qualified and each time you granted me assistance (no matter how large or small) it came at the right time and was used to help me in financial situations which were critical to me to survive at the very basic level.
This was like a miracle to me and with every bit of help you awarded me I was able to get a little further out of the BIG financial hole I was in due to my illness and treatments. You helped me regain my self-esteem, self-worth, belief in myself and my strengths and most importantly gave me the strength and will to rise above my illness both mentally an emotionally as well as physically and become whole again.
You have no idea how much those things have made me stronger, wiser and more able to help others who have encountered life changing experiences.
Please accept my heartfelt thanks and eternal gratitude for all you have done for me during a time when it was almost impossible to do anything for myself. You have made an enormous difference in my life and I will be sure to pay it forward to others in need,
With sincere thanks,
~ January 1, 2017
Thank-you so much again for the gift card. I just had my reconstruction done on 11/10 so I’m out of work again 🙁 This gift card truly helps so much. Thank you again.
~ Nov 26, 2016Tanya J.
Words cannot express the joy, surprise, and shock I felt when I received the gift card over the Thanksgiving holiday. I truly believed I was forgotten about. Thank you for keeping my son and I in your thoughts.
~ Nov 25, 2016Kimberly P.
Thank you for the support you have given me on this journey. The gift card is greatly appreciated. Sending you and your staff at Seymour Pink a Thanksgiving blessing.
During this journey, I’m blessed with wonderful family and friends who forever changed me. I don’t know if you know how much you HELPED ME on days when I felt discouraged, uncertain, or simply not feeling well. It could be your smile, your words of just real KINDNESS that pulled me through. I’m not sure if you will ever understand… but you should know, you are all special to me. I’m grateful to everyone for all the prayers and positive thoughts.
~ Nov. 18, 2016Loretta S.
~ October, 2016Team Lennonaid
One never knows what each day will bring and the past few months have been very difficult for me and my family. After 15 years, who would have ever thought that my breast cancer would make a return visit but as we all know, this horrible disease does not have a conscience and knows no boundaries.
It has taken me a while to process and digest everything. I am over the shock now and moving forward with a positive attitude. What a lovely surprise and visit I received from one of your board members, Mary Buccifero. The comfort basket from Seymour Pink was beautiful. Thank you!!
I tell my family & friends every day how could I not get through this difficult journey with all the love and support that surrounds me daily. Thank you for brightening my day and for the wonderful job and hard work you put into making Seymour Pink what it is.
I am enclosing an article my son sent me [about the Carey Foundation]. He happened to see this display while shopping at Bloomingdale’s in Dan Diego where he lives. He was impressed and honored that his little town of Seymour was included in this article.
~ October, 2016Laurene S.
Dear Seymour Pink & Donna Sorensen,
The day I received your great comfort basket I was feeling really down. But I opened it & it brought a smile to my face & tears to my eyes. I know I’m not alone, Thanks to Seymour Pink & Donna.
Thank you for your support.
~ October, 2016Laurie R.
Thank you for the generous payment towards my medical bills at Yale New Haven Hospital. My hope is to pay it forward to you & my community some day.
~ Sept, 2016Doris
Let me give you a little background about this gift… I live in Seymour and my FAVORITE teacher of all time has created an organization called “Seymour Pink: A community’s fight against breast cancer”. She has raised over 1 million dollars to help find a cure and reach out to those people who have been diagnosed and are fighting for their lives. She has literally mobilized our entire community for the cause through 5K’s, Wine Tastings, Pasta Dinners, T-Shirt designs, shopping nights & raffles. We even have a “Seymour Pink DAY” in our town (Oct 12th!) This comfort basket is from Seymour Pink and it has been made with the LOVE and SUPPORT of an entire community. I hope that it brings some peace and comfort to you as you “fight the fight,” Kath… and when I run in the Seymour Pink 5K on Oct 1st – I’M RUNNING FOR YOU!!
Love you – Dina
~ Sept, 2016Dina
Just a short Thank You note for granting me the $xxxx for my rent. It was so helpful.
Thank you so very much.
~ Sept. 13, 2016Tanya
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for a sincerely kind gift. It has taken a load off of my shoulders. Seymour Pink is a Godsend in a time of need.
Thank you again/
~ Sept. 10, 2016Debra
I am so touched when I received the mail with your donation in the amount of ###.##. It was a blessing shared from you. No amount of words can ever express how grateful we are for such an organization who willingly shared their time in sending donations to people like us.
I am Vienna Noble with Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma stage 3 and the greatest part I can share right now , is that you have inspired me to live longer so that I can work and be a part of any organization that I can also touch lives of people. Once again thank you so much for your help. In behalf of my family we will forever be grateful for the gesture.
God bless and more power to you and your staff.
~ July 3, 2016Vienna
Thank you for your generous support of this year’s Breast Cancer Symposium. Nancy Cappello was an inspirational speaker enjoyed by all in attendance. The auditorium was filled and the reviews were uniformly positive. Sincere thanks for your hard work and support of our patients.
~ May 13, 2016Dr. Denise Barajas
My daughter has been my biggest supporter throughout my currently ongoing journey with breast cancer these past 9 months and counting. She is my only immediate family that stuck by me…that didn’t walk out on me. Please feel free to include this picture if you like. Your help has meant so much to us. I am a single mother. Finances are nonexistent and your help has meant so much at this time in my life.Thank you. From the bottom of my heart.
~ Feb 25, 2016Cindy S.
YES – men can get breast cancer too! We so desperately need to raise awareness.
Thanks again for thinking of me and helping raise awareness for men. Men don’t realize they can get it. They don’t go to the doctor usually and ignore it…so when found it is in a late stage. Mine was stage 3a.
For more information and support for male breast cancer, visit the website www.malebreastcancercoalition.org/
~ Feb 17, 2016Bob DeVito
Some of these photos are awful, but I could tell you at what point in my illness they were at. My Breast Cancer triggered a very Rare Auto Immune Disorder called Dermatomyositis. So besides not having energy to walk a few steps, I couldn’t get out of bed, wash or comb my hair, lift my arms up or carry more than a half a gallon of almond milk. I am very grateful to Seymour Pink for the financial assistance they gave me. I am a single woman taking care of her sweet 78 yr old mom and young 23yr old girl. Thank you, thank you, thank you. My favorite photo of course would be the 3 Generation photo my friend took 3 months before I became so ill. My treatment included Mastectomy, Chemo and Immuno-suppressant Drugs along with High doses of Prednisone.
~ Feb 13, 2016Rebecca H.
Thank you so much for helping me through the hardest time in my life!!! Thank you again so much!!!
~ Feb 3, 2016Stephanie