Elvira's Gift for Hope Foundation: Helping patients, survivors and their families with breast cancer

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Elvira's Gift for Hope Foundation was conceived by Elvira Protano, a breast cancer survivor. After a double mastectomy, months of chemo, and five surgeries she is now in remission. While all doctors have different methods to battle this disease, all patients are coping with the same fight against this disease.

Elvira decided to reduce some of the day to day battles that patients, survivors, and their families are going through. Funds are raised by the foundation to provide for these brave people with some assistance, whether it is a mortgage or rent payment, a utility bill, child care or transportation, food shopping for a week, as well as other important items.