Encourage breast cancer awareness and raise the spirits of breast cancer patients by providing donated earrings as a small symbol that represents our love, support and hope for a cure.
Lobes of Love™ is a non-profit organization devoted to providing free earrings to breast cancer patients. New or gently used earrings are collected, disinfected, repackaged and then distributed to oncologists and other caregivers of cancer patients. Women can choose for themselves a pair that we hope will provide a ray of sunshine during an office visit or challenging time.
The cancer journey is one that no one wants to travel. We admire these courageous women who may be awaiting lab results, anticipating a new treatment, or finishing their last round of chemo. We want them to know there is a community of supporters cheering from the sidelines wanting to give them an extra "boost" of encouragement to keep fighting until there is a cure.
You can share the LOVE
In the Fall of 2010, Lobes of Love™ began as a project when a daughter decided to honor her mother, by collecting and then distributing earrings to breast cancer patients at their doctor's offices during the month of October.
The project was such a success with both donors and recipients that she immediately surpassed her initial goal of 200 pairs and ultimately, at her mother's urging, reset her goal for 2000 pairs.
Earring donations continued to arrive, and with the new goal easily met, the project took on an exciting new dimension.
Now year-round, Lobes of Love facilitates thousands of simple individual acts of kindness, making an uplifting impact in the lives of many.
Karen, left, with daughter, Tammy
Karen Johnson was diagnosed with breast cancer the day after Thanksgiving 2006. For the next four and a half years she faced cancer with courage, strength and amazing tenacity.