Five years ago Real Reflections partnered with the Hendricks Regional Health Foundation's Bra Art Auction in the creation of a Purposeful Product of STRONG tees and sweatshirts in which all proceeds went to their foundation. Covid unfortunately put an end to this auction, but I wanted to continue to make a difference and support women fighting Breast Cancer. So, I began to find a woman each year to donate proceeds from the growing STRONG line to help them in their fight.
In Octorber 2023 through a self exam, Shirley Toth discovered a lump and was then diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC), Stage 3, still contained to left breast, lymph nodes clear. It’s very aggressive so treatment is aggressive as well. 27 weeks of chemo, then surgery, followed by more chemo and/or radiation, all within a one year treatment plan.
Shirley graduated from Brownsburg High School and has lived in Brownsburg for over 25 years. She is the mother of 4 children and one grandson whom she raised from birth. Her daughter passed away July 2020 at age 39 yrs and her three sons are ages 30, 28 and 27. Her grandson is age 18. Shirley lives alone but is fighting with the support of friends and family. Proceeds of the sales of the STRONG line through December 31, 2023.