Ms. Jackson established the Foundation after being diagnosed with early stage breast cancer at the age 40. If she had received her diagnosis ten years earlier her only option would have been a mastectomy. Because of advancements in cancer research she did not need invasive surgery and is healthy today, which she also attributes to early detection and her faith.
That was a life-changing event for Ms. Jackson. She is now dedicated to bringing progress and innovation to the field of cancer research. Her recovery was assisted by her support group and she wants to give back to the many support groups that provide hope to patients and families as well as provide scholarships to children who have lost a parent to breast cancer.
The Foundation, through Pearls of Hope®, raises money by the generous donations from individuals, corporate and foundation sponsorships, online fundraising partnerships, a Golf Classic and the Pearls of Hope Gala.
“Each experience is a bead on the necklace of life.
As these experiences become polished through contemplation,
truths are revealed and the beads of experience turn to pearls of wisdom
which of course, can be worn on any occasion.”
She’s a Survivor: Member Profile of Lorraine Jackson