Megan and Jacquelyn are sisters who were born and raised in Lancaster PA. Megan was diagnosed with breast cancer just 5 days after her 30th birthday in December of 2016. Only 9 months after giving birth to her beautiful baby boy, her diagnosis is considered pregnancy related. Jacquelyn and Megan both immediately felt a sense of community as so many around them reached out and shared their amazing stories and experiences. They were inspired to help other women by creating awareness, assisting with prevention, supporting those battling, and donating to research.
THRIVE AND GRIT is excited to announce that Megan’s Fund is officially open! In a few short months THRIVE AND GRIT raised over 10,000 dollars to start Megan’s Fund, this Fund will help cover out of pocket costs for women under 40 who need access to early detection tools. Nearly 5% of women diagnosed with Breast Cancer are under the age of 40 and 85% of women diagnosed with Breast Cancer have NO FAMILY HISTORY. THRIVE AND GRIT is determined to fill this gap since most financial programs and insurance companies require women to be 40 years old to receive support.