Hometown Hero Honored for Work with Breast Cancer Patients

hometown-heroFor every home football game the College of the Holy Cross recognizes an individual who has helped the local community and has worked tirelessly to create positive change in the Worcester area. On October 22nd, the last home game of the season vs. Lehigh, Holy Cross hosted their annual Cancer Awareness game where they recognized Del Bachand of Leicester in an on-field ceremony as a Hometown Hero.

Del is a breast cancer survivor, founding member and current President of the Board of Directors of PinkHippy.org.  She has two children, three grandchildren and is a small business owner.  After her diagnosis and surgery in the Fall of 2012, Del along with a small group of dedicated women, formed PinkHippy.org so that no one, man or woman, from our communities would have to struggle to find the complementary integrative therapies needed to help make themselves well.

PinkHippy.org, located in Oxford MA, is a nonprofit public charity run entirely by volunteers – there are no salaries, perks or bonuses.  Every penny raised goes to funding the programs and services that they offer to breast cancer patients, survivors and their families in our local communities.  They provide oncology massage, restorative yoga, meditation, art & music therapy, reiki, and a one-on-one Bosom Buddy program all at no cost to those in treatment.

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