SUPPORTING HOPE SCARVES: SHARING SCARVES, STORIES AND HOPE WITH PEOPLE FACING CANCER.
As we all know, pink is the must wear color at Kentucky Oaks Day, in an effort to build awareness and support for breast cancer survivors participating in the Survivor’s Parade prior to the race. What you might not know, is the story behind some of the silk scarves you see women wearing at the parade.
Pictured above: Hope Scarves Founder, Lara MacGregor and her Family
Hope Scarves is an international nonprofit based in Louisville, KY that collects scarves and stories of hope from women who have faced cancer and passes them along to others in treatment. Hope Scarves was started by our dear friend Lara McGregor, currently facing Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer after her first diagnosis back in 2007. Lara has built this program for women like herself to share and inspire stories that come with facing this disease and as the scarves are passed along, continues to build an incredibly empowering support network across the world.
In 2015, in response to Lara’s recent diagnosis, Hope Scarves established a Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Fund to broaden how the program can bring hope to people facing cancer. A portion of each dollar donated to Hope Scarves goes towards translational research. Beyond fundraising efforts, Lara advocates passionately, especially to breast cancer survivors, to better understand the importance of supporting stage IV survivors and investing in metastatic research. It is her hope to transform our understanding of metastatic breast cancer to speed development of future therapies.
To show our support for this noble cause, we have partnered up with Collared Greens to create the Limited Edition Men’s Necktie in Pink that men can wear alongside the women in pink to show their support. For every necktie sold, we will donate 100% of the profits to Hope Scarves.
These funds will continue to support the Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Fund in hopes of reducing the number of patients fighting this disease. With just 100 ties available, you can do your part to show your support and dress in style for this year’s race. This necktie is so much more than just a stylish accessory to don on Oaks Day, it is a chance to show your support for a cause very close to us. Be sure to get your Limited Edition Men’s Necktie before we sell out!