Stripes of a Warrior
President: Mindy Mitchell
Board Member: Tara Tobin
Stripes of a Warrior President Mindy Mitchell, and Board Member, Tara Tobin, have been nominated as Women Leaders in our community for a good reason! According to one nominator of the pair, “They are amazing and help so many cancer warriors, including myself.”
Stripes of a Warrior has successfully raised over $600,000 for families fighting cancer financially. Their board is full of women who have personally been affected by cancer, either themselves, their children, or other family members. The team is full of the “most caring and giving women, who know first-hand what it’s like to hear the words ‘you have cancer," commented another voter of the pair. Their goal is “to be examples to the youth of today and help empower them by teaching them how to give back and help others in need.”
They are honored to be selected as women leaders, but their mission to pay cancer patients' bills could not be done without community support. Having the opportunity to use their personal cancer experiences to help others has been the biggest reward. They hope to continue to do this for a long time, and with the help of this community, they know they can help many more Cancer Warriors. Learn more at stripesofawarrior.org!
Seven year old Cora Davenport was nominated for her non-profit, Cora's Crafts, whose purpose is to spread cheer by sending a smile to people, one bracelet at a time. “Cora was a bright light during one of the darkest times in my life,” according to Alysa, who nominated her.
Cora's Crafts involves local businesses and children who donate items to the packages she sends, to empower and inspire them to continue helping others. Recently, Cora completed a project enlisting a local kindergarten class who helped make 30 necklaces that were shipped to two children’s hospitals in Florida.
Cora’s mom not only taught her the craft of bracelet-making but also “how to pass a smile on to someone who might be in need. Cora’s mom is always rooting for her, and that has helped Cora do the same for others.”
Cora says she “feels powerful!” about being nominated. She is excited to continue to grow her non-profit, so grateful for all the people and friends she has made, and excited for all the future holds.
Read more at corascrafts.org.