That Girl Scout troop now visits all of the local businesses every year, in search of support for their cancer-related effort. Experts on breast cancer fundraising know well the value of support from local businesses. Those Girl Scouts have obtained that valued support every year for the past 5 years.
The Girl Scouts in that Culver City troop focus their efforts on the acquisition of materials for their hat-making project. The girls make hats for cancer patients. The girls know that no amount of breast cancer fundraising can quickly replace the hair that a woman looses during chemotherapy.
That is why those Girl Scouts always collect hats. They prefer soft hats with a wide brim. The Girl Scouts stuff those hats with all sorts of "goodies," health and beauty aids for the cancer patients. Then the girls take those hats around to various hospitals, where there are many cancer patients.
Before they distribute all of their hats, the Girl Scouts always display their hats at the City's breast cancer charity run. The displayed hats serve as a reminder that there is still a need for breast cancer fundraising. The hats often help to motivate the giving of earmarked donations. Family members can earmark donations for the cancer charity of their choice.
At the breast cancer charity run, family members can also contribute to a different form of breast cancer fundraising. They have a chance then to purchase a luminaria. The luminarias go on display during the evening of the run. The small bags with their sand and lighted candles make a striking statement on the field around which everyone has been running.
The luminarias seem to speak out of hope for the future of breast cancer research. They seem to signal hope for all breast cancer survivors. They also serve as yet another reminder that medical research must continue. Medical research continues to depend on money from breast cancer fundraising.
Hopefully, participation in breast cancer fundraising can bring together different groups within every town in Los Angeles County. The death of a breast cancer victim has united a Culver City street with a City organization. One female member of that organization had a sister who died of breast cancer. The woman's sister lived on a cul-de-sac in the City with the very active Girl Scout troop.
One family on that street knew both the breast cancer victim and her sister. One family on that street had twice as much reason to take an interest in breast cancer fundraising. In fact, the adult female in that family has participated in one of the many runs that have taken place in that City. She joined others from the City's interfaith group.