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Agency - Albums Of Hope


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Albums Of Hope
Last updated on March 20, 2014

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Albums of Hope is a charity organization that lifts the spirits of cancer patients during difficult times through the gift of completed photo albums filled with uplifting quotes and beautiful scenery photos.

Description:
Our dedicated group of volunteers gathers several times a year to assemble pocket-sized photo albums filled with uplifting quotes and scenic photos. These albums are donated to local cancer treatment centers, providing them with completed albums to share with the cancer patients undergoing therapy at their offices. Our volunteers are fueled by the knowledge that these little albums are making a big difference in the lives of those fighting the tough fight against cancer.

History:
Albums of Hope, a 501c3 charity organization, began as a personal mission, a mission to feel helpful during a time when Founder and President, Laura Townsend, felt helpless against cancer. Her husband, diagnosed with colorectal cancer in September, 2008, had been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for nearly two years. As caregiver, Laura often felt helpless in her abilities to bring Brad comfort during his long battle.

She turned to her love of scrapbooking as an outlet, and with the help of family and friends, they created albums to give to patients where Brad went for treatment. They filled pocket-sized albums with beautiful scenic photos and uplifting quotes. The first 100 albums were donated to Northshore Oncology, Crystal Lake, IL.

After Brad lost his battle with cancer in April 2011, Albums of Hope was incorporated and our mission to lift spirits during difficult times continues strong. Since 2011, we have distributed over 600 albums to cancer patients. A majority of our recipients are in the Chicagoland area. However, we have reached patients around the country as well.

Locally, to date, we have distributed Albums of Hope at: Northshore Oncology, Crystal Lake, IL; The Renewal Center, Crystal Lake, IL; Sage Center, McHenry, IL; Northwest Suburban Oncology and Hematology, McHenry, IL; and Wellness Place, Palatine, IL.

Our dedicated group of volunteers gathers several times a year to assemble albums. Our volunteers are fueled by the knowledge that these little albums are making a big difference in the lives of those fighting the tough fight against cancer.

Contact person: Laura Townsend, President, (phone), (email)

Languages Spoken: English

Address:
 713 Black Partridge Rd
MCHENRY, IL 60051
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.albumsofhope.com
Last updated on March 20, 2014


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