It may be hard to believe but breast cancer became the most common cancer globally as of 2021, accounting for 12% of all new annual cancer cases worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. At Fox, this fact hits close to home as many members of the Fox Family know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Here at Fox Pest Control, we take pride in partnering with local organizations to not only benefit the community but ones that focus on causes that are close to our hearts. At the end of 2021 we decided to donate to Elvira’s Gift for Hope Foundation in honor of all our Fox Family members and customers who have had or currently have breast cancer.
Based in Lincoln, just north of Providence, Elvira’s Gift of Hope Foundation strives to help breast cancer patients when they need it most.Elvira Protano, the founder of the charity, is a breast cancer survivor herself and underwent a harrowing journey toward recovery. During her journey, Elvira endured months of chemotherapy, five surgeries and a double mastectomy. Thankfully, today she is in remission and works to help ease the journey for others.
The foundation helps women through their journey, providing assistance wherever needed. Examples of help include utility bills, groceries, child care and transportation for medical treatments, among other things. For the past two years, Elvira’s Gift For Hope Foundation has delivered freshly cooked Thanksgiving dinners to breast cancer patients, allowing them to experience the joy of Thanksgiving.
There are no words to express how thankful we are for people like Elvira. Her relentlessness and compassion for others are an inspiration to all of the entire Fox Pest Control team in Rhode Island.
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