About Hope Scarves
The founder and first director of Hope Scarves is Lara MacGregor, who was born and raised in Whitehall and whose parents, Art and Sue Plewka, are members at Lebanon. She passed away from metastatic breast cancer in January of 2022 at the age of 45. From the Hope Scarves website:
Hope Scarves is an international non-profit organization based in Louisville, Kentucky. Our mission is to support people facing cancer through scarves, stories, and research. Since our founding in 2012, we’ve grown exponentially and have affectionately become known as “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarves.”
We collect scarves from around the world and stories from cancer survivors and pair them together to spread hope to others in treatment. They are the tangible reminders there is light in the world. They are our “now.”
In addition to scarves and stories, Hope Scarves has established a Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Fund to support cutting edge researchers and clinical trials around the country. The research is the push for change, and it is our “future.” Research is key for improved treatment options and outcomes.