For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this month—a special time to honor cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones—Compendium is proudly donating 10% of our profits from any online purchases at live-inspired.com to Shine via the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Owned and operated by the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Shine is a wonderful, warm, and inspiring retail resource for those undergoing cancer treatments. Not only is the shop stocked with a bright assortment of jewelry, scarves, and trinkets, they also offer important items that cancer patients need—such as wigs, compression garments, prosthetics, and physical therapy goods. Shine even offers complimentary head shaves and wig trims. And all the proceeds go back to benefit patient family services.
Eileen Hood and Carrie L. Jacobsen, the hard-working managers behind Shine, explain that the store came from a true customer need—with patients approaching them asking where they could find wigs and breast prosthetics. And patients also needed a private and comfortable place to choose and purchase these essential items.
Shine has become a safe haven for its customers. With this disease that often leaves patients feeling scared and uncertain, Shine’s space is warm and inviting. Customers are met by a friendly, supportive staff of volunteers. “The people who run the register are volunteers who give their time and support,” says Eileen. “Many of them are cancer survivors so they have a great kinship with people. They’re beautiful smiling faces for people who are overwhelmed.”