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With Mothers Day just under a week away, many people are searching for that perfect gift for mom. Flowers are a standard gift that come to mind for many, but if you have a mother or wife who’s undergoing cancer treatments, you may want to make her Mother's Day extra special this year with a gift that shows your love and support during this tough time in her life.
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has put together a list of suggestions to help any gift giver choose the perfect present this Mother’s Day.
Coolibar® Sun Protection Clothing
Coolibar is a sun protective clothing company. Every Coolibar clothing product has 98% UV protection. A Coolibar Sunhat is a fashionable summer accessory for moms who may have lost their hair due to treatment.
Bijoux Terner "Healing Scarf"
This Hope Pashmina is perfect to wear for any mother who gets cold during chemotherapy treatments. The Pashmina is named “The Healing Scarf.” For every healing scarf bought, one is donated to a cancer patient.
Veronica Brett Swimwear
Veronica Brett is beautiful, sophisticated swimwear created especially for breast cancer survivors. For some, this may look like an average swimsuit, but for breast cancer survivors, it’s more than that. Having a swimsuit that can hide your scars helps mothers to enjoy summer days while feeling free from the physical and emotional scars of cancer. See our interview with founder and designer, Patricia Brett here.
Bed of Nails Acupressure Products
The Bed of Nails Acupressure pillow and mat work similar to acupuncture. The pressure of the rounded plastic pins against the skin helps the body to release the happiness drug; endorphins and oxytocin (pain blockers), comparable to how needles work in acupuncture. This is great for any mother who needs some relaxation and stress relief in her life.
Greenbody Greenplanet Products
Green Shampoo from Greenbody Greenplanet is a naturally scented product free of sulphates, parabens, silicones and all other synthetic petrochemicals. A perfect gift for women with cancer who are concerned about using chemical based shampoos during and after treatments. GBGP also provides a healthy scalp environment for hair re-growth. A wonderful way for women to feel good knowing they are not harming themselves.
Dry Babe Sleepwear
People with cancer often experience night sweats as a symptom of the cancer, as a side effect of medication, and as the body's reaction to immediate changes in hormone balance. Dry Babe sleepwear is perfect for a mom who is going through cancer treatments because it quickly soaks up the moisture from the skin so that night sweats can no longer be a factor in a restless night's sleep.
Pour le Monde Products
Pour le Monde perfumes are all natural fragrances free of harmful chemicals such as phthalates, parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, chemical sunscreens and petrochemicals and are infused with grain alcohol. The naturally derived fragrances are vegan, gluten free and free of animal testing. As one of only two companies with fragrances currently certified by the Natural Products, 10% of the net sale of their TOGETHER fragence benefits the Cancer Support Community. Let’s all get TOGETHER, “So that no one faces cancer alone.”
Righteously Raw Chocolate
Created by a breast cancer survivor, Righteously Raw Chocolate is a line of raw chocolate without refined sugars (refined sugars promote the growth of cancers). While in treatment, your taste buds may be affected so being able to eat chocolate that is organic, pesticide-free, preservative-free, and allergen-free is a real treat.
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