Spirit Jump is a non-profit cancer organization founded in 2007 that I discovered through Twitter. Thanks to their grassroots efforts, active supporters, and straightforward mission they have become quite popular and are filling a niche that truly touches all of those that it reaches.
How it started: Meaghan Edelstein went through treatment for cervical cancer, including many bouts of radiation, chemo, and surgeries. While in the hospital many people visited her, but she also received many cards and gifts along the way. Meaghan credits these small touches of love with giving her the extra strength to keep fighting for her life. While blogging about her experience, Meghan decided that she wanted to make a difference and help others in similar situations. Remembering the cards and gifts she received and how they lifted her spirits during a desperate time, Meaghan decided to match those who wished to help with those who needed support. Thus began SPIRIT JUMP.
Their mission: Spirit Jump is a grassroots non-profit organization with a mission to provide hope and comfort to the many men, women and children battling cancer. Spirit Jump accomplishes this by providing uplifting cards and inspirational gifts during this most difficult time.
Sign up to receive these little gifts (Request a Jump) or help a person battling cancer (Become a Jumper) today.
Many survivors can feel overwhelmed when balancing work and cancer treatment, and this is just one more way that you can help (or be helped)! (And if your friend or co-worker is in cancer treatment check out this page to see how you can help them directly.)