LESLIE’S WEEK announces today the arrival of our 4 families to their vacations away from cancer and the inauguration of the locally recognized LESLIE’S WEEK, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit.
Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer women living with this disease are given this time to celebrate life with their children, spouses and close relatives. For our families this vacation away from doctors, hospitals, and clinical trials creates Memories that Outlast Cancer in a life that is slipping away.
“We are excited to have these exceptional women and their families with us this year. The Stage 4 women, nominated by our partnering hospitals, have remarkable spirits and grit. They are settling into their accommodations, opening their gift baskets, and discovering the groceries we provided for their arrival”, says LESLIE’S WEEK Founder Sandra Gunn. “Our thoughts are with one of our women whose vacation is delayed as she was admitted to the hospital last night with complications.”
LESLIE’S WEEK works with nationally recognized breast cancer centers who nominate Stage 4 women based on financial and spiritual need. These women and their families are treated to an all expense paid vacation in beautiful areas that allow for precious quality time. A scholarship fund gives mothers peace of mind that their children will have available funding for higher education.
“Although this is a relatively new charity, we are recognized by major organizations for the work we are doing to care for terminally ill Stage 4 women”, says Board member Corey McCarthy. “We are looking forward to being able to provide a LESLIE’S WEEK vacation experience to Stage 4 women across the country as we expand.”
The organization is able to provide exceptional experiences thanks to the generous donations of hotel rooms, rental homes, airfare, cash and other travel related needs. Anyone looking to make a donation or nominate a Stage 4 Breast Cancer woman, please visit www.lesliesweek.org for more information.
About LESLIE’S WEEK
LESLIE’S WEEK is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt nonprofit public organization that gifts fully paid week vacations to Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer women and their families in beautiful resorts. The mothers and their families are chosen regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, and age.