As a breast cancer survivor, Saving Pennies 4 A Cure Founder Sharon Rivera experienced this need herself when she had a very bad reaction to treatment, which affected her skin. Not knowing what to do and too tired to drive, her husband went all over town trying to find a specific, yet expensive, lotion that other cancer patients recommended.
That’s why Sharon founded Saving Pennies 4 A Cure, a non-profit organization aimed to help cancer patients afford some of the personal care items they need while receiving treatment. This includes patients who are at all stages of breast cancer and are actively receiving chemotherapy treatment.
The cost and side effects of treatment, such as chemotherapy, only adds to the mounding anxiety and fatigue cancer patients feel constantly.
Because Sharon has an eye for bargains, she selects items that she knows fellow cancer patients will need, buying them at the most affordable price she can find. Saving Pennies 4 A Cure also gladly accepts donations and hosts fundraising events in order to raise money for items given to cancer patients.