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The Kady Haynes Beauty for Ashes Project

Organized by: Denise Don Haynes

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THE STORY:

In January 2012, at the age of 28, our beautiful daughter, Kady Haynes, was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Sadly, her great attitude, surgeries, and chemotherapy could not protect her from the cancer metastasizing to her liver and bones. On April 22, 2014 at the age of 30 - only 27 months after diagnosis - Metastatic Breast Cancer stole her beautiful life. Kady always loved children and began sponsoring those in the foster care system as a young teenager. After her diagnosis, she redirected her efforts to children of women with Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC).  Her legacy of love, generosity, and giving inspired The Kady Haynes Beauty for Ashes Project, where we continue the work she began by fulfilling Christmas wish lists for women with Stage 4 MBC and their children. It is our great honor to serve our community and keep the memory of our wonderful daughter alive by obtaining wish lists, shopping, beautifully wrapping each gift, and delivering the packages to our families.  MBC kills at least 113 beautiful lives every day. Most people don't understand and are shocked to hear that breast cancer never kills anyone. However, when it metastasizes to another part of the body, it becomes 100% fatal and the life expectancy is a mere 36 months. We are a very small charity that operates entirely on the kindness and generosity of our family and friends. We serve the Tampa Bay community with the help of a social worker at Moffitt Cancer Center, who identifies our potential recipients. The number of families we’re able to help is entirely dependent upon our bank account and are chosen in August. Since we began in 2015, we’ve helped 11 moms and 26 kids have a beautiful Christmas. We’re sad to report that many of these moms have succumbed to their disease but were so grateful to have had the opportunity to help bring joy and lasting memories into their last family Christmas. Our Facebook page contains testimonials and photos from some of the families we’ve served as well as more info about us. We can’t continue our work without the kindness and generosity of people like you. Please help us give a deserving family the joy and memories that MBC can’t take away.

$2,850

 

57% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Denise Don Haynes

    $100

  • Jeff & Vonda Gray

    $100

  • Victoria Gray

    $50

  • Mandi Ayala

    $50

  • LAURA VALDIVIA IOZZIA

    $50

  • The Parks Family

    $1,000

  • Marisa Paraschak

    $15

  • Lorinda Price

    $100

  • The Firrincielis

    $50

  • The Lucas Family

    $20

  • Nita and Starr Toler

    $50

  • Dianne Rosensweig

    $25

  • Julie Penhall

    $50

  • Patch family

    $25

  • Lisa Vivero

    $100

  • The Lansdell's

     

  • Karen, Chris and family

    $100

  • Diane & Jeff Flemons

    $30

  • Valentina Mandarin

    $500

  • Robert Benfield

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

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  • Grace Schoper

     

  • Anonymous

    $15

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Denise Don Haynes

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Grace Schoper

Grace Schoper

In Memory of one of the few people I would ever road trip at 3am with. Kady - We miss and love you! So neat that your love will be shared with all of these families. :) You live on in the hearts of all of us. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In honor of the beautiful Kady. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

I couldn't forget her, if I tried. 3 years ago

Robert Benfield

Robert Benfield

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Valentina Mandarin

Valentina Mandarin

DONATION: $500

Kady was an amazing and compassionate woman who was always GIVING. In her short years she touched so many lives and I know she would have been eternally grateful to each and every person who donated here. I hope each child that receives a gift from her this Christmas receives a little bit of her magic. I know I did❤️ 3 years ago

Diane & Jeff Flemons

Diane & Jeff Flemons

DONATION: $30

Kady 3 years ago

Karen, Chris and family

Karen, Chris and family

DONATION: $100

We all miss our dear neighbor 3 years ago

The Lansdell's

The Lansdell's

3 years ago

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