Why we support the Fight against Childhood Cancer
Lilly Be joined the fight against childhood cancer because I myself have witnessed the trials and tribulations of cancer within my own family. Although all were adults, I understand the challenges families’ face when a loved one is battling cancer. Having to endure that struggle in your own child is a fate that only those families can understand. My hope is that our products can make that struggle a little easier.
Why we support Sofia’s Hope
I met Marta Blanco, Founder and President of Sofia’s Hope, at a local market here in Miami in 2016. She invited me to be a vendor at their Spring Trunk Show. It was there that I learned that Marta started Sofia’s Hope in honor of her daughter, Sofia who at the age of four was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Sofia endured a year of chemotherapy after which she resumed a relatively normal life. Unfortunately, the same chemo that saved her life also damaged her heart and eight years later, at the age of thirteen, Sofia passed away from heart failure.
Since then, Marta has made it her mission to fight childhood cancer with HOPE by spreading awareness and understanding of childhood cancer in our community, providing service and comfort to the children and their families, and by providing much-needed support to research the late effects of treatment, specifically in the area of pediatric cardio-oncology. Read more
How we support the Fight against Childhood Cancer with Sofia’s Hope
Since 2016 we have been helping Sofia’s Hope raise funds through our participation in their Trunk Shows, Holiday Bazaars, and Silent Auctions.
In December 2018, I decided to make a greater impact by contributing products to their Newly Diagnosed Family Kits. I knew our Be Dreamy pillow mist and Be Sunny body balm (both pediatric-oncologist approved) could help the children and their parents with the stress and unrest of their journey and with unwanted side effects from treatment (sensitive skin) and the dry hands from over sanitizing. Both have been very well received!!
This year, we joined forces to create this custom blend, Be Hope, and raise funds during September – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
It is an honor to support Sofia’s Hope throughout the years. As a Lilly Be customer, you are helping spread the goodness to families in need. We thank you for your continued support.