NEWS & EVENTS
Exciting Changes to the Hope Lives! Board and Staff
Hope Lives! The Lydia Dody Breast Cancer Support Center is excited to announce recent changes to the organization that will position Hope Lives! for growth and success in 2020. Hope Lives! was founded in 2001 by local Fort Collins businesswoman and breast cancer survivor, Lydia Dody, after she experienced the benefits of complementary care support during her treatment. Since its founding, Hope Lives! has offered complementary care products and services free of charge to local patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Hope Lives! is pleased to announce we are expanding our services into Weld County and look forward to now supporting patients in both Larimer and Weld counties.
Hope Lives! is thankful for the work of Executive Director Mary Vivo over the last four years. With Mary’s recent resignation, we are proud to announce the following staff changes and additions.
Founder Lydia Dody has taken over the role of acting Executive Director, returning to a role she successfully held in the past. We have also hired a new Program Director, Elise Carver; a Patient Care Navigator, Kathryn Longo; and a bookkeeper, Lana Schueler. Elise is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado and comes to us from Pathways Hospice, where she held the position of Volunteer Coordinator in Weld county. Kathryn received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Colorado State University and came to realize her passion for providing compassionate care and support for those experiencing difficult health circumstances while serving an internship with a palliative and hospice care agency. Elise, Kathryn and Lana all bring a wealth of experience and passion to Hope Lives! and we are grateful to have them join us. For more information about their backgrounds, please visit www.hopelives.org/staff.
In addition to the changes above, Hope Lives! has elected a new Board of Directors who assumed their roles in February 2020. For information regarding our new Board, please visit www.hopelives.org/board-of-directors.
Hope Lives! has relocated to Suite #114 in the same building as our previous office, located at 2629 Redwing Road, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80526. The phone number remains the same, 970-225-6200, as does the web address www.hopelives.org. Hope Lives! is a Fort Collins, Colorado based 501(c)(3) non-profit, not affiliated with any other local, regional or national non-profit. All donations to Hope Lives! serve breast cancer patients in our community.
Founder Lydia Dody says, “I believe these recent changes will perfectly position the organization as we enter our third decade. Hope Lives! is passionate about continuing and growing our mission of supporting patients undergoing breast cancer treatment. We are also passionate about making a positive impact on our staff, board and volunteers, and in our community.”
Please contact us to learn more about Hope Lives! and the products and services provided or to volunteer and provide support to breast cancer patients in Northern Colorado.