Why We Do What We Do

Genevieve Louise Sounia was a loving  daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, and more. During her two year struggle with breast cancer, Genevieve had to search to find the resources she needed to extend her life and take care of her young family.  She drew people to her with her courage, spirit, and grace, and connected them to each other as they supported her during her quest to live her life to the fullest. She was encouraged and strengthened by their efforts, and gave back by gently, yet passionately, encouraging them to get involved in the life enriching and life extending principles she believed in.  She supported others by passing on what she learned and encouraged them through friendships, mentoring, and starting a support group for young cancer patients.

After her death, Genevieve's network of family and friends decided to continue her fight against breast cancer by helping other young women in her name and to support and promote her passions and causes. We strive to make the cancer journey easier to navigate, offer encouragement, and provide an arm to lean on.

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be devastating to any woman, but is most unexpected and unusually challenging to young women under the age of 40, especially those with families. Their medical, social,  financial, and emotional needs are different from their older sisters and frequently not met by today's medical establishment.

Our Mission Statement

Genevieve's Helping Hands, Inc. is  dedicated to helping young women with breast cancer live their lives to the fullest.  We provide personalized help to find needed financial, social, and emotional resources, connections to other groups, family and care giver support groups, other cancer patients, nutritional support, and more.

Financial Grants -  are the heart of our mission. We provide small financial grants to young mothers to use to extend and enhance their recovery period from any type of breast cancer treatment, including at the start of treatment, a respite during or between treatments, or at the end of a treatment or course of treatment.