By Virginia Shasha
Last December, my world stopped, with words one hopes never to hear: breast cancer. Through denial, fear, anger, tears, I was determined to survive.
My friends, family, and ICD colleagues supported me throughout my treatments. I took my life back, and returned to work, coming out on Community Day: I was overwhelmed by the support of my Chappaqua friends.
I found a way to “pay it forward.” There is a small foundation, My Hope Chest, that raises money for reconstructive surgery for uninsured women, most of whom do not enjoy the encouragement I was so fortunate to have. Varda has graciously offered to help aid them through ICD. We will be holding a special event at the store for the benefit of My Hope Chest on Friday, December 6th.
I gratefully wish everyone who expressed their cares a healthy year filled with life’s joys.
For more information, visit www.myhopechest.org
Virginia Shasha is a Chappaqua resident and director of private sales at ICD Contemporary Jewelry.