Pushing Pink Elephants

                            PUSH Basket Initiative 

   Providing Uplifting Support & Hope                                                     
























Dealing with a cancer diagnosis is not only a personal and physical challenge, it's also often very isolating for the individual. Even when surrounded by family and friends, there are days when a little encouragement goes a long way. Treatment varies by diagnosis and undergoing chemotherapy comes with its own set of challenges.  

Our Chemo Baskets will be delivered to patients undergoing chemo in the community. Each basket will contain gifts that can be opened on the day of chemo or on a day where you need a little encouragement. The gifts include but are not limited to a book, lip balm, bath salts, tea, comfy socks, blanket etc. and will each include a note of encouragement or inspiration.


Pictured here is Mary, she was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer in 2014. She was fortunate  enough to have a group of friends who put together a chemo basket for her and she was able to feel their love throughout her entire treatment each time she opened a gift. Our hope is that our baskets will do the same for others who are starting chemo.


        Spreading Cheer To Those Undergoing Treatments

          Who can participate and how                             they can sign up

This initiative is for adult individuals who will be starting chemo in the very near future. If you recently started chemo but still have several treatments left you can still sign up to receive a basket.     


While we look forward to the day when there isn't a need for chemo or PUSH baskets, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to touch so many individuals this year and continue this initiative. Thank you to those who support us financially and make this possible for those in treatment. 

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                             I want to pay it forward!

Donating towards this amazing initative helps us continue providing this service in the future. Please consider making a donation by clicking on the "donate" buttom below and join the push. Every donation helps and no amounts are too small to make a impact in someones life. 

                       Thank You!

Testimonials from basket recipients

"Thank you so much, it brightened my day" - Leslie 


"Everything I have opened so far has been so very special and quite needed. You are all so very amazing. Thank you" - Gina


"The idea of opening one at each round of chemo is great. I think it is all super thoughtful. I am feeling so blessed. Cancer is hard, but this makes it better" - Nina


"This is a great thing that you are doing. Keep up the positivity and encouragement" - Alberta 


"This was the first time I have ever received anything like this. I was so surprised to get this. It really made my day, week, month. You are angles. Thank you for the bottom of my heart" - Stacey 


"Thank you for being a light in a time of darkness. I think what you are doing is wonderful and makes a difference" - Anonymous


"I enjoyed every item in the basket. They were appropriete and fun. Every item made me smile! Thank you for your thoughtfullness." - Doreen



Our focus:

Baltimore, MD and the Surrounding Communities  

Pushing Pink Elephants is a

501(c)3 tax exempt organization

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