According to Women Rock Founder LuAnn Daniel,
Our beginning- a small moment
Often the smallest moments make the biggest difference in our lives. In 2010, when Susan Hicks lost her battle with breast cancer, what seemed like a ‘small moment” was the first shot fired in the war that Women Rock is waging against breast cancer. Her brave and faithful journey and her ability to inspire hope in others is the foundation upon which Women Rock was built. Since that day, that seemingly small moment, Women Rock has fulfilled over 3000 requests for services in North Texas.
That same small moment has inspired an army of over 200 volunteers who work tirelessly, to provide hope, education and support to our community, and to advocate for our clients, with the goal of eradicating this disease that affects over 250,000 people a year. Women Rock was born out of that small moment and since 2010 has been a light in the darkness for those who had lost hope.
Everyone deserves a chance to live a full and productive life beyond breast cancer. Our creed since 2010 has been to Leave No Stone Unturned ensuring everyone in the North Texas area has the support and resources necessary to find breast cancer at its earliest most treatable stage. Women Rock provides hope and the emotional support needed to fight no matter status, income, color or lifestyle. Our goal at Women Rock is to break the cycle of late stage breast cancer, and the senseless loss of young lives to a disease that has a 95% cure rate with early diagnosis.
Recognizing the critical need for access to healthcare and the financial instability that so many face with a breast cancer diagnosis, Women Rock is committed to serving more people and providing better services and programs. When it comes to breast cancer, Hope can have two different meanings; Everyone hopes that it won’t affect them, but if it does, hope is often the only thing that can sustain them through the battle.
A Strong Foundation
Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. The Hope we give our clients, is the very Hope that The Communities Foundation of Texas gives to hundreds of nonprofits through the annual North Texas Giving Day. The mission of the Communities Foundation of Texas simply put is “Making Tomorrow Better”. You would be hard pressed to find a nonprofit in Texas that didn’t want to make tomorrow better! The Communities Foundation of Texas instills Hope in our nonprofits, allowing us to pay it forward to our constituents. Hope builds a strong foundation.
* Graphic/photo provided by Women Rock ** Photo credit: Mark Daniel *** Photo credit: Liz Stevens
In ten years, Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $240 million into the North Texas community. In 2018, more than $48 million was raised through more than 157,000 gifts benefiting over 2,700 area nonprofits.