The Ribbon of Hope & Tears is a project developed through a collaboration of ideas between Deb Mumma and Aaron Snider. In early 2015, Deb approached Aaron about an idea for a piece of jewelry to share both her sadness and struggles with cancer, as well as her hope for a cure and healing loved ones. Deb and Aaron wanted to take this concept one step further and share it, so others can tell their stories too. Deb and Aaron also hoped the project could be a means to contribute toward finding cancer treatments or a cure for cancer. Consequently, the Ribbon of Hope & Tears was born with the goal of crafting each unique story, while raising funds for local cancer charities and cancer research organizations.
The Ribbon of Hope & Tears can be personalized to represent your story or the story of your loved ones. The Ribbon is available in white gold, yellow gold, or silver. The Tears are available in many colors that represent different forms of cancer, other illnesses, and birthstones. Select your Ribbon and Tear (or combination of Tears) to make your Ribbon of Hope & Tears a meaningful and lasting symbol of your story or a loved ones.
25% of each purchase of the Ribbon of Hope & Tears will be donated to the PennState Hershey Cancer Institute.