Pink Revolution’s 2021 Chemo Care Package Event Summary


Lauren Rogers

At the annual Chemo Care Package Event in the RMMS Gym, 1,500 packages were assembled to be distributed to local treatment centers and hospitals. Visit their website to find out how to donate, and get involved.

Lauren Rogers, Head Editor


On November 13, Pink Revolution hosted its 3rd Annual Chemo Care Package Event in the Gym of Richard Maghakian Memorial School. During this event, 1,500 chemo care packages were assembled by 140 volunteers, and 30 cancer survivors and warriors were honored in a ceremony. Throughout 2021, over 19,000 products were collected, and over $60,000 was raised for gas/grocery cards, which are distributed quarterly to oncology center social workers. 


This event was kicked off with the local Chamber of Commerce hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating Pink Revolution of NH’s inaugural year as their own non-profit. This in itself is a huge achievement, as getting started as a non-profit can be tricky, but it takes extreme grit and drive to help others and to grow enough to be recognized. 


Many organizations donated to this event. Crafters and senior knitting groups all over New England donated 2,000 hand-knitted chemo hats and 150 lapghans to keep the patient’s heads and bodies warm during chemo(as patients regularly get cold). Swing Juice, a golf apparel company based in Rhode Island, donated 1,500 journals that were decorated by preschools, daycare centers, summer camps, and scout troops in Southern NH. Card-making enthusiasts from all over the US donated 1500 thank you cards that were placed in the care packages and given to their caregivers by our patients to add a little happiness to their tough days. Children from “Butterflies for Smiles”, located in Virginia, hand-made 1,500 butterflies for the chemo care packages – and boy did they create lots of smiles! 40 vendors and other individuals donated themed raffle baskets that raised $2,700 that was used to purchase additional gas cards for patients that need it most. Pink Revolution’s delivery team of 10 volunteers distributed the 1,500 chemo care packages to 25 oncology centers throughout NH, MA, and VT, in just one week of drop-offs.


However, just because the main event is over, it does not mean that this non-profit is ready to stop. In 2022, they can be found on May 7 for their first-ever Music Festival Fundraiser at the Brookline Event Center, which is already completely sold out. But, if you cannot get into that event, make sure to check Pink Revolution of NH’s Facebook page to support the team on their way to the United Way’s Over The Edge Fundraiser, from June 27-28, where Pink Revolution volunteers will rappel 24 stories down a building to raise money for cancer patients. 


That’s not all they have been up to. Their annual Mum Fundraiser kicks off ordering on Aug 8 and ends on Sept. 6, where the Mums can be picked up on Sept. 10. Visit the Pink Revolution website for more information on how to purchase them