Sue Bernier, of Niagara Falls, was diagnosed in 1999 with ovarian cancer and had a re-occurrence in 2007, both instances requiring surgery and chemotherapy. During a vacation in June 2007 she attended a craft show in Texas and was captivated by some crocheted necklaces. Ideas began to form and she thought this was the perfect project to provide a distraction and to take her mind off cancer.
Her original plan was to raise a few dollars for Wellspring Niagara, who was a great support system for her and her family. She decided to call these “Necklaces of Hope” which were an instant success and word has spread so fast that Sue and her growing team of volunteer “hookers” have raised over $330,000 to date for Wellspring Niagara as well as an additional $30,000 for other cancer groups. What an accomplishment!
In addition to the beautiful Necklaces of Hope, Sue now offers Earrings of Hope, Bracelets of Hope, and more. In December 2010, Sue started the Necklaces of Hope Foundation. Tax deductable funds donated to this Foundation will be held in perpetuity, generating annual earnings to support Wellspring Niagara.
Necklace Cost: $5.00 each WITH ALL proceeds support the programs offered free of charge at Wellspring Niagara.
Necklaces can be purchased at Wellspring Niagara – 50 Wellspring Way, Fonthill or at any of the following locations:
- Boggio Pharmacy – 1 155 Hwy 20 W, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E5
- Bridgeburg Spa – 109 Niagara Blvd, Fort Erie, ON L2A 3G5
- Boggio & Edwards Pharmacy Ltd. 307 Ridge Rd N, Ridgeway, ON L0S 1N0
- Betty’s Restaurant – 8921 Sodom Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6S6
- Boggio McKinnon Pharmacy – 6680 Drummond Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 4P1
- Boggio Pharmacy – 200 Catharine St, Port Colborne, ON L3K 3E1
- Meridian Credit Union 43 Clarence St, Port Colborne, ON L3K 3G1 – The week of April 22
- E. Harper Travel Gear – 314 Ridge Rd N, Ridgeway, ON L0S 1N0
- Chakra Spa – 296 Ridge Rd N, Ridgeway, ON L0S 1N0
- Boggio and Edwards Pharmacy – 307 Ridge Rd N, Ridgeway, ON L0S 1N0
- Da Bomb! Bath – 59 Front St South, Thorold, ON L2V 1W0
- Sylvie’s Spa – 661 Quaker Rd, Welland, ON L3C 3H1
- Salon Paradise – 200 Fitch St, Welland, ON L3C 2S2
- Fabricland – 34 Douglas Ave, Welland, ON L3C 1H2
All PenFinancial Credit Union locations in the Niagara Region in April