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When going through cancer, remember to involve support from your friends. Research shows that friends are an essential part of healing your mind, body, and spirit while fighting the disease. You also increase your chances of living longer by getting help from people you care about.

According to David Spiegel, M.D., Associate Chair of Psychology at Stanford University, men who are married tend to live longer because they talk about their feelings with their wife and feel more comfortable crying. Women who regularly nurture relationships with their girlfriends also tend to live longer. Female time invested with girlfriends produces more serotonin in the brain, which helps to combat depression.

If you or someone you know is battling cancer, contact Chix 4 a Cause. Learn more about our Gifts of Love program at chix4acause.org today.


A warm thank you from Chix 4 a Cause to the Bess Spiva Timmons Foundation for providing us a $1,000 grant. This is our first time being funded through this national foundation. Grant money will be used to purchase materials for our Gifts of Love Boxes.

Each Gifts of Love Box contains a prayer shawl, necklace, votive candle, essential oils specially blended for cancer patients, Just Breathe diffuser, and inspirational word Grace, Love or Hope. Also included are meditation CDs, inspirational books created for cancer patients, inspirational music CDs, and more. Boxes may be personalized by adding gift cards to favorite restaurants, grocery stores or gas stations.

Gifts of Love Boxes are currently available for purchase and shipping throughout Wisconsin and will be available throughout the United States by the end of 2019.

If you or someone you know is battling cancer, contact Chix 4 a Cause to learn more about our Gifts of Love program. Visit chix4acause.org today.

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