Wells Fargo gives grant to honor company volunteer, cancer survivor
Lump to Laughter is dedicated to providing support for those diagnosed with breast cancer. The organization equips women in providing for their basic needs so they may overcome breast cancer, not just survive it. They provide awareness of the spiritual and emotional journey through breast cancer, and they comfort the spirit of those newly diagnosed.
Hill serves as acting volunteer Executive Director for Lump to Laughter. Before her job starts at Wells Fargo, during her lunch break, after work hours and every weekend, she dedicates her time to support women diagnosed with breast cancer and manages the day-to-day operations of the organization. It is not a job for her; it is her passion to comfort those diagnosed and share hope with them through the organizations’ programs and using her personal experience. The long term impact of Hill’s work has grown the organization from a small six-person group meeting in one city to a national support organization. Long term, she and the organization hope to grow all of their programs nationwide and expand their support to more women (and men) outside of southeastern North Carolina.
The award funds will be used to assist in updating the organization’s website, hiring a part-time staff member, or supporting various other ongoing needs of the organization, such as support, providing free essentials, “Hope Packages” for those who are newly diagnosed, and an “Angel Fund” offering financial assistance to those diagnosed.
“We couldn’t be prouder of Connie and her efforts to support a Lump to Laughter,” said Thomas Cline, Region Bank President for Wells Fargo in Eastern North Carolina. “Our goal is to build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life and make a positive difference. Through her compassion and involvement, Connie is doing just that.”