We may be halfway through the month of October, but there’s still time for you to help us help local families in their fight against breast cancer.
This October, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cape Clogs has been participating in the Ellie Fund’s annual Do Good Campaign, bringing local businesses together to help fight breast cancer.
For every pair of Pink Ribbon Clogs purchased in October, Cape Clogs is donating $5 to the Ellie Fund to help provide for the immediate needs of women and families undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Our Pink Ribbon Clogs can be purchased online or at the Onset retail store.
History of The Ellie Fund
The Ellie Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that fights breast cancer by easing its effects on patients and families. They provide groceries, nutritious meals, transportation to medical appointments, childcare and housekeeping free of charge to more than 500 breast cancer patients and family members across Massachusetts every year.
The Ellie Fund helps more than 50 new patients and their families each month, and has yet to turn anyone away. Fortunately, they can do this because of generous support from their partners during the Do Good Campaign.
The Ellie Fund was founded in 1995 by brothers Jeff and Eliot Popkin to honor the memory of their mother’s courageous battle against breast cancer, and to continue the giving spirit she was known for throughout her life.
A Newton, Massachusetts resident for more than thirty years, Ellie volunteered at the local library and visited children with terminal illnesses at Children’s Hospital, was a Den Mother for the local Boy Scouts of America, an active member of Hadassah, and a beloved pre-school teacher.
In addition to buying our Pink Ribbon Clogs, you can donate directly to The Ellie Fund if you wish to help in the fight against breast cancer. Here’s just one example of how your donation can help families:
- $50 – Provides transportation to 2 medical appointments
- $100 – Provides 4 nutritious delivered meals to a family of 5
- $250 – Provides 6 housekeeping sessions
- $500 – Provides 2 weeks of childcare
- $1,000 – Provides 2 months of critical support services
See our Cape Clogs Do Good page on The Ellie Fund’s website.