We were so excited and honored to be designing the flowers for Celebrations of Hope which is this Saturday!!! Below is the story of Hope Scarves and few pictures from Saturday event. Follow the link to learn how you can donate or get involved with this wonderful cause.
About Hope Scarves
When Lara MacGregor was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30, 7 months pregnant with her second son, a woman she never met, but with whom she shared a mutual friend sent her a package. Inside were beautiful scarves she wore during her battle with cancer and a note saying, “You can do this.” The scarves were both practical and inspiring. And, knowing someone else had worn the scarves and beat cancer helped Lara believe she could do it too. Not long after Lara finished treatment, she went to a Young Survivors Coalition Conference. Lara packed several scarves in hopes that she could pass them along to another woman as had so graciously been done for her. There, Lara met Roberta and they laughed together as Lara showed her the different ways to wear a scarf. Upon the completion of her treatment Roberta sent the scarves back to Lara. Lara had since moved and one of the first friend’s she met was starting treatment. Lara brought over a scarf to Brooke’s house one night and they talked about what it was like to lose your hair with tears and laughter. This whole time Lara couldn’t stop thinking about the amazing journey these scarves were on.
Hope Scarves was created to capture the stories of courageous women and encourage others by passing along scarves and stories of hope. We hope when each woman wraps a Hope Scarf around her head she feels the strength and determination of the women who wore it before her.
Today Lara MacGregor is healthy and enjoying all the fun of raising two energetic boys with her husband Jason. The baby Lara was pregnant with when diagnosed sits on her lap in this photo. He is a healthy, enthusiastic four year old. Lara believes starting Hope Scarves is a meaningful way to pass along the love and encouragement she received when she was going through cancer.