Ronda Chrystal leads NH’s efforts to provide support for cancer patients

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I think the impact we want to have on cancer patients going through treatment is to know that they are not alone. Police cover socks to keep your feet warm. *** coloring book. There are crayons, tissues, lip balm and treatment. It’s a hell of a financial burden. The grocery cards helped them buy food for their family, their savings. When she finished her treatment, she said, I want to give back. So I was sitting right next to her. She’s going, we can do it. She goes, are you on board? I didn’t have to think twice. I said, absolutely. We get letters from people all the time. You saved my life. You paid for that gas to get to my treatment knowing we could help them. Makes me complete. makes me very happy and fulfilled.

New Hampshire woman leads efforts to provide cancer patients with care packages and financial support

Ronda Chrystal founded the nonprofit organization Pink Revolution with Lauren Caulfield

A New Hampshire woman is leading efforts to provide local cancer patients with care packages and financial support. Ronda Chrystal works to collect, organize and distribute 19,000 chemotherapy care products to provide more than 1,500 care packages each year with the nonprofit Pink Revolution Breast Cancer Alliance of New Hampshire . Grooming kits include items like blankets, a sleep mask, coloring books, tissues, and lip balm. Some items have personal touches, such as hats knitted by nursing home residents and journals decorated by children. “We hear from a lot of cancer patients. They write letters saying when I opened this bag it made me smile,” Chrystal said. “It’s very heartwarming. We read the letters and it brings tears to your eyes because that’s why we’re doing this. That’s why we want to help people like this. It’s a no-brainer.” Chrystal also helps with fundraising efforts to provide chemotherapy patients with gas and grocery cards. “Oncology wards call us and they say people are missing their treatment because they can’t afford gas to get there,” Chrystal said. “They decide if they’re going to get treatment or if they’re putting food on the table for their family. So those gas and grocery cards save lives.” Chrystal is not a cancer survivor, but her friend and co-founder Lauren Caulfield is a breast cancer survivor. Caulfield wanted to give back to other cancer patients to celebrate his survival. “When she finished her treatment, she said, ‘I want to give back.’ So I was sitting right next to her and she said, ‘We can do this. Are you on board?” said Christelle. “I didn’t have to think twice. I said, Absolutely.” Caulfield said Chrystal was by her side every step of the way when she was diagnosed with cancer. “The impact she’s had is immeasurable. Her work to ensure we have products for care packages has a tremendous impact on the patients we serve,” Caulfield said. “Thanks to Ronda, chemo patients receive these gifts and it helps brighten their treatment experience.” a fundraiser at the River Casino & Sports Bar in Nashua from September 11 to September 21 where 35% of game proceeds will be donated to Pink Revolution. Chrystal and Caulfield are planning their 4th annual Chemo Care Package event on a date November draft 18 at CSDA school in Brookline More information: Website: Pink Revolution Breast Cancer Alliance of New Hampshire Previous Heroes: New Hampshire Food Bank production manager considered ‘heart and soul’ ‘soul’ of the kitchenA beloved 80-year-old educator from Nashua says retirement is not on her list of future plans.The nonprofit founder helps girls discover their full potential with power toolsNew Hampshire woman donates kidney to North Carolina man after seeing need in company newsletterManchester mentor helps young people achieve education goals and career by breaking down barriersHealth coach goes above and beyond to help those with mental and physical healthPortsmouth kitchen manager Coaches at-risk youngsters beyond the kitchenSwanzey teacher fulfills life’s dream while honoring fellow teacher Keene nonprofit founder helps feed New Hampshire children, families among many other resources House of Hope founder helps women overcome drug addiction, keeps kids by their side Bridgewater is making a difference in the lives of veterans, first respondersFormer police officer, police comfort dog from Concord travels across New Hampshire to help people in times of crisisMother of twins with special needs raises funds to make Londonderry Playground accessible to all Chapter of the organization which builds, donates beds to children no nameName a “Hero Among Us” here.

A New Hampshire woman is leading efforts to provide local cancer patients with care packages and financial support.

Ronda Chrystal works to collect, organize and distribute 19,000 chemotherapy care products to provide more than 1,500 care packages each year with the nonprofit Pink Revolution Breast Cancer Alliance of New Hampshire .

Grooming kits include items like blankets, a sleep mask, coloring books, tissues, and lip balm. Some items have personal touches, such as hats knitted by nursing home residents and journals decorated by children.

“We hear from a lot of cancer patients. They write letters saying when I opened this bag it made me smile,” Chrystal said. “It’s very heartwarming. We read the letters and it brings tears to your eyes because that’s why we’re doing this. That’s why we want to help people like this. It’s a no-brainer.”

Chrystal also helps with fundraising efforts to provide chemotherapy patients with gas and grocery cards.

“Oncology wards call us and they say people are missing their treatment because they can’t afford gas to get there,” Chrystal said. “They decide if they’re going to get treatment or if they’re putting food on the table for their family. So those gas and grocery cards save lives.”

Chrystal is not a cancer survivor, but her friend and co-founder Lauren Caulfield is a breast cancer survivor. Caulfield wanted to give back to other cancer patients to celebrate his survival.

“When she finished her treatment, she said, ‘I want to give back.’ So I was sitting right next to her and she said, ‘We can do this. Are you on board?” said Christelle. “I didn’t have to think twice. I said, Absolutely.”

Caulfield said Chrystal was by her side every step of the way when she was diagnosed with cancer.

“The impact she has is immeasurable. Her work to ensure we have products for care packages has a huge impact on the patients we serve,” Caulfield said. “Thanks to Ronda, chemo patients receive these gifts and it helps to brighten up their treatment experience.”

Pink Revolution volunteers come together each year to assemble care packages and deliver them to cancer centers in New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.

The organization is holding a fundraiser at the River Casino & Sports Bar in Nashua from September 11-21, where 35% of game proceeds will be donated to Pink Revolution.

Chrystal and Caulfield are planning their 4th annual chemo care event on a tentative date of Nov. 18 at the CSDA school in Brookline.

More information:

Website: Pink Revolution Breast Cancer Alliance of New Hampshire

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