My Happy Place

My Happy Place

Besides the grueling treatments, people forget that reminders of the cancer are everywhere. The appointments on the calendar, the scan films on the counter, the phone calls from nurses and insurance companies. My Happy Place, a program of The Mama Mare Breast Cancer Foundation, offers breast cancer patients the opportunity to escape the world of cancer and enjoy a real break.

We cannot take their cancer away, but we can take a world of pain and despair and give it light and hope. A way to say "We know you've been through hell. You deserve a piece of heaven."

My Happy Place was founded by Lauren Pennock, a breast cancer survivor who was fortunate enough to take a dream trip to Hawaii after completing treatment. While sitting poolside on this vacation Lauren thought "I wish everyone in that chemo room had a trip like this to look forward to".

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Meet our My Happy Place dream vacation recipients!

"Being able to spend such quality time with my family and be able to make such lifelong memories is something that I am forever grateful for." – Lisa

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"This trip gave my family back something we had missed for quite some! We spent 7 days on the Norwegian Breakaway and traveled to the Bahamas. We explored new things that we never imagined. Saw fish, tropical fish, swim right by us. We stayed up way past our bedtime almost every night, went to comedy shows, stepped foot onto a cruise ship for the first time for all of us, ate way too much food & desserts, snorkeled our hearts out, saw sting ray in the wild, watched the sun rise and set from our balcony...the list goes on and on. I am so grateful for My Happy Place giving my family a chance to enjoy life and see and do things we never imagined." – Megan

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