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Buy A Headband of Hope And One Will Be Given To A Girl With Cancer Along With $1 Donation To St. Baldwick’s Foundation

Founder of Headbands of Hope, Jessica Ekstrom (credit: Headbands of Hope)

Founder of Headbands of Hope, Jessica Ekstrom (credit: Headbands of Hope)

When Jessica Ekstrom started an internship at the Make A Wish Foundation in the summer of 2011, she couldn’t have possibly have known where it would it lead… to the launching of a company that has donated more than 20,000 headbands to girls that have lost their hair to cancer.  Through the course of her internship, she discovered is that hair and hair accessories are uniquely linked to feminine identity.  She also learned that the gift of a headband can bring a light to a face that is going through a road that only few can imagine.

Armed with passion and a purpose, Jessica set to delivering hope in the form of a simple headband.  Since launching in 2012, the company, Headbands of Hope, has been featured in national magazines, morning television, and at college campuses across the United States, but more importantly, Jessica and company have brought delight to thousands of cancer patients nationwide.

For every headband purchased, one is given to a girl with cancer and $1 is donated to fund life-saving childhood cancer research. With the purchase of each headband made by My Sunshine Shoppe in New Jersey, $1 will be donated to the children’s cancer research organization, St. Baldwick’s Foundation and the gift of a headband will grant the reminder of beauty to a special girl or a buff band to a special young man battling cancer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image of Headbands of Hope Delivery (credit: Headbands of Hope and Today Show)

Image of Headbands of Hope Delivery (credit: Headbands of Hope and Today Show)

For more information and to purchase your own, visit here.

 

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