The Cope Well Foundation is beyond thrilled to introduce our NEW Cope with Hope coping outlet, which includes the distribution of our NEW ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sacks!

The intention of our ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack campaign is to simply increase the impact we have on the Cancer Community by further promoting our Coping Outlets and the importance of emotional AND spiritual well-being during one’s Survivorship Journey.
 
As a nonprofit organization that focuses on the emotional well-being of Survivorship, including Cancer Survivorship, the Cope Well Foundation promotes the importance of 3 main coping outlets, all of which have been developed by Cope Well and focus on the emotional affects of Survivorship. Those coping outlets are as follows: Survivorship thru Mentorship, Live Well thru Activities and Coping thru Counseling. With a desire to add a spiritual, faith-based element to our organization, we have added the 4th coping outlet, Cope with Hope, which includes our ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack campaign. Each of these coping outlets has proven to be not only beneficial, but essential, for the emotional and spiritual well-being of Survivors and their support systems.

Since the launch of our organization in 2011 by Cancer Survivor and Cope Well Founder/President, Ashley Rae Klinger, the primary focus of the Cope Well Foundation has been on Cancer Survivorship. Therefore, our initial plan for our ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack campaign is to focus specifically on Cancer Survivorship. We will accomplish this through three different methods. First, we will make the Survivor Sacks available to Cancer Survivors by distributing them to area Cancer Centers, who will then offer them to their patients on our behalf. To begin, we will focus first on the two Cancer Centers in Grand Forks, ND, as Grand Forks is the home base of the Cope Well Foundation. From there, we hope to expand to Cancer Centers throughout the state, then to Cancer Centers throughout the region and then finally to Cancer Centers throughout the country. Second, we hope to make the Survivor Sacks available to other groups and organizations affiliated with Cancer Survivorship. Our relationship with the Hope for the Journey Cancer Support Group is a perfect example of that effort. And finally, we hope to make the Survivor Sacks available to any individual Cancer Survivor who may not currently be associated with a specific Cancer Center or a cancer-related group or organization. This will be accomplished when a Cancer Survivor reaches out to us directly to request a Survivor Sack of their own, or when someone reaches out to us to request a Survivor Sack on behalf of a Cancer Survivor.

With a desire to help Survivors in other areas of life, our long-term goals for our NEW ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack campaign are to 1) provide two different versions of our Survivor Sacks, which would include an adult Survivor Sack and a youth Survivor Sack, and 2) to eventually provide slightly modified Survivor Sacks that focus on Survivorship in other areas of life, as Survivorship isn’t limited to Cancer alone.

To kick-off our initial ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack campaign, we’re focusing on adult Survivor Sacks specifically for Cancer Survivorship. With that in mind, each Survivor Sack consists of the following items:

*A ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack, which is a black, drawstring bag. Inside the Survivor Sack is a letter explaining our ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack campaign and the relevance of each item provided in the Survivor Sack. Also included are 2 ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack Sharing Cards for the recipient to share with others who may be interested in either funding a Survivor Sack or requesting one for themselves or a Survivor they know.

​* The Cope Well Foundation promotional materials, which include a Cope Well Brochure, a Cope Well Ribbon Card with Lapel Pin, a Cope Well Bracelet and a Cope Well Pencil.

* Items pertaining to each of the 4 Cope Well coping outlets mentioned above to emphasize their benefits during one’s Survivorship journey. * Deck of Cards to promote Survivorship thru Mentorship. * Word Search Activity Book or Adult Coloring Book to promote Live Well thru Activities. * Personal Journal to promote Coping thru Counseling. * A Living in Christ Booklet to further promote Cope with Hope.

* Specific items that have been known to be helpful during different types of Cancer Treatments, which include a pack of Tissues, Hand Sanitizer, Chap Stick, Hand Lotion, Medical Face Mask and a bag of Hard Candy. (We would eventually like to add a Beanie and a cozy pair of Socks in the future if funds allow.)

Our ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack campaign will be much more effective with the support of other like-minded individuals and organizations. This is where we need YOUR help! The cost of each ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack isjust $10.00, which includes the Sack and ALL of the items in it! That means that for ONLY $10.00, YOU can support the Survivorship Journey of a Cancer Survivor!

To put the financial needs of this campaign into perspective, one local Cancer Center that we spoke with saw over 850 first-time, adult Cancer Patients in just one year. It’s obvious that the need for this campaign is substantial and is more than any one of us could handle alone, but by working together we can all lead by example and show that it IS possible to make a significant difference in the lives of Cancer Survivors everywhere through one small, yet substantial, gesture!

To fund a ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack, please visit text.gives/copewithhope or simply text 'copewithhope' from your phone to 843-606-5995. We even have options where you can request your Survivor Sack(s) to be sent to a specific Cancer Center, a specific Cancer-related group or organization or even a specific Cancer Survivor with a personalized note to make it that much more special. If you wish to make a special request or include a special message, please fill out the form on our Connect page and add your notes to the Message box!

The intention of our ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack campaign is to simply increase the impact we have on the Cancer Community by further promoting our coping outlets and the importance of emotional AND spiritual well-being during one’s Survivorship Journey. Through this campaign, we hope to lead by example for those around us and make a difference in the lives of others, and together we will all ‘Cope Well to Live Well’.

For more information about the coping outlets that we promote, please visit their individual pages. To request a Survivor Sack for yourself or someone you know, please visit the Request a Survivor Sack page in the drop-down menu above. To learn of other ways that you can support our NEW ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack campaign, please Connect with us today!