Aurora, IL June 6, 2016 Kim Whitehouse, the founder of Aurora, IL based Send A Smile Today has been selected as a 2016 Ford Warriors in Pink Chicago Models of Courage. Whitehouse, a 5 year breast cancer survivor, is one of 20 women and men in Chicago that Ford is recognizing this year.
A key part of the mission of Ford Warriors in Pink is to help identify the day-to-day realities of breast cancer and take action to give breast cancer patients more good days. Most breast cancer patients find themselves overwhelmed, exhausted, and feeling alone categorizing their days by good days and bad days. While many people want to help, most are unsure of the best way to show their support.
I am proud to help play a role in bringing much needed advice, resources, and comfort to those dealing with this disease. said Whitehouse. As survivors and thrivers, we have tremendous power to spread the word that good days matter during breast cancer treatment. Together, our personal stories will raise awareness about the power of good days and inspire others to help make a difference in the lives of those battling the disease.
For more information about the More Good Days initiative, people can visit fordcares.com, where Warriors in Pink has resources and services to make it easier for people to give breast cancer patients more good days.
About Send A Smile Today
The purpose of Send A Smile Today is to provide hope, love, and support to anyone of ANY AGE going through ANY TYPE of cancer in the United States. The mission is to let cancer patients know that they are never alone by regularly mailing uplifting greeting cards from time of cancer diagnosis through treatment to survivorship. Send A Smile Today is a service provided by the Kim’s Crew Foundation, an Internal Revenue Service approved 501(c)(3) organization. To date, Send A Smile Today has mailed over 1,000 greeting cards to over 150 cancer patients in 33 states. For more information, visit sendasmiletoday.org
About Ford Warriors in Pink Models of Courage program
Warriors in Pink is Ford Motor Companys initiative to help fight breast cancer. Through the more than $130 million dedicated to research, education and services, Ford drives actions that help lessen the burden of those living with the disease. The Models of Courage program honors survivors, thrivers, and those touched by breast cancer who have demonstrated strength, hope, and courage in the battle against breast cancer. For more information, visit fordcares.com.