As a supporter of the mission of the I.W.I.N. Foundation we feel it is important to share with you real stories of how your donations have made a difference in our recipients' lives to lift emotional, physical and financial burdens while they battle breast cancer.
Crystal, a 32 year old married mother of two school aged children was metastatic at her diagnosis at age 31. Her husband is out of work (unemployed), and they do not have insurance. I.W.I.N. is helping Crystal with gasoline to get to and from her frequent treatments and groceries to help feed her family.
Leanne, a 56 year old married mother of a full-time college student had to take unpaid leave from her job while undergoing treatment. The treatment has included a double mastectomy, chemothereapy, and radiation. Leanne's husband is 65 years old and retired, so they are now on a fixed income. I.W.I.N. has helped Leanne with groceries and gasoline to get to and from treatment, along with a therapeutic massage to help her body heal.
Debra, a 59 year old widow is battling breast cancer for the third time. She was first diagnosed in2006 and has been in treatment on and off since. Debra has no current job and very limited income. She travels 200 miles round trip to the hospital where she had her mastectomy. I.W.I.N. is helping Debra with housekeeping, gasoline and groceries.
P.O. Box 30648
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Thank you for your continued generosity and for placing I.W.I.N. on the path of serving all women reaching out to us for support.
Nancy Shepard, R.N.
Indiana Women in Need Foundation is holding a women's round robin tennis fundraiser on August 6th, 2014 at 8:30am located at the Indianapolis Racquet Club. We invite all women to come out and join us to celebrate and support women with fun tennis activities!
"My dedication to the fight against breast cancer began several years ago with the diagnosis of breast cancer to a very good friend. It was at that time that I realized the impact treatment had on a woman. Due to the fatiguing nature of chemotherapy and the physical limitations of surgery, I recognized that even the simple things in life now became stressors, such as lifting their child and cleaning the house."
- Nancy Shepard, R.N