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Craftoberfest – October 11-12, 2019

Craftoberfest is a brand new annual fundraiser for Faces of Courage Foundation hosted by our friends at the Lutz Hub 16347 North Florida Avenue, Tampa.

Tickets are limited and are only $25. with VIP tickets going for $65.
We are so very excited to join the Craft Beer Craze with this fun, funding event.

Thank you Emily Engstrom, Managing Partner Quality Foods LLC for your continued support.

Please everyone spread the word and lets pack the place. tickets are available online at qualityfoodsfl.com or stop by say hello to Emily and pick your tickets up at their store




2019 Cancer Survivors Celebration, University of Tampa, September 28, 2019

Join Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network (TBCCN) on Saturday, September 28th for a FREE 1/2 day (9am-1pm) celebration filled with workshops, refreshments, and educational exhibitors in honor of cancer survivors and their caregivers!
Hosted by the Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network (TBCCN) and a host of community agencies and organizations, this is a celebration you do not want to miss!

The celebration will take place on the beautiful campus of the University of Tampa (the Vaughn Center) and will feature valuable information and resources for all attendees.

Session topics will include mindfulness, self-care resources for co-survivors, support groups, hair care during and post cancer treatment, sexual health post treatment and more! Refreshments will be provided!

If attending, please note that you must RSVP by September 20th!
For more information, or if you have any questions about the event please contact:
Peggie Sherry (813) 948-7478 and (psherry@facesofcourage.org) or Alma Flores (Alma.Flores@baycare.org) .

You can register HERE via Eventbrite




Teen/Young Adult Cancer Camp  August 9-11, 2019

Registration is now open for the Teen/Young Adult Cancer Camp hosted by Faces of Courage in partnership with 1Voice Foundation and Sponsored by Royal Neighbors.

Spending time with other Young Adults at this medically supervised residential camp offers survivors and their well siblings an opportunity to bond, try new things, learn new skills and support each other as only cancer survivors can.

Attending camp is a chance for Teens/Young adults to disconnect from their busy lives, leave cancer behind for a weekend, rediscover joy, renew their spirit and have some serious FUN!!!

The camp is FREE to participants (including meals, lodging and activities) thanks to the generosity of our Sponsors. Contact Peggie Sherry psherry@facesofcourage.com to register or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.
Register early….spaces for camp is limited and reservations fill up quickly.


Women of Color Cancer Retreat  May 17-19 2019

Brand NEW CAMPERS may now register for our Women of Color camp. Returning CAMPERS may register starting March 25.

To register send an email to psherry@facesofcourage.org include your: first/last name, mailing address, and phone number.

An application packet will be emailed to you to complete.

Please share this information with other cancer survivors. We have many levels of sponsorship available for this camp.

Contact me for more details.

Update: March 27th — 

THE WOMEN OF COLOR CAMP IS NOW FULL. We will be creating a waiting list. If you are interested in attending this camp and have not already sent in your information you are able to get on the Waiting List by sending me your first/last name, home mailing address and phone number. If someone is unable to attend we will contact those on the waiting list and offer the spots to them in the order the list is taken.


Storage Units Annual Clean Out – March 30

Storage Units Annual Clean Out – March 30 starting at 10am.
Each year before we get into the thick of camp season we clean out, organize and declutter our Faces of Courage storage units (we have two). We can sure use some help, please.

With the assistance of Bay Chapel members we are going to start at 10am at iStorage 203 Providence Road, Brandon.

Access code is *9339# our units are on the backside of building B.

The more helping hands we have the faster the process will go. Students you can get volunteer hours for helping!
RSVP to psherry@facesofcourage.org and let me know if you can help.
Please bring gloves and wear casual comfortable clothing.


You Are Cordially Invited to a Tea

You Are Cordially Invited to a Tea
Royal Neighbors, Tampa presents Tea With A Twist
to benefit Faces of Courage Foundation

Date: May 5, 2019 Time:2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Price: $15.00 per person
Children 12-15 only $10.00
(no children under 12 please)
Casual Dress
Ticket Price includes:
Tea Sandwiches, Desserts, Tea (Hot & Cold)

Location: Woodmont Clubhouse
415 Woodmont Ave
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Raffle and 50/50

To obtain ticket please send your check made
payable to Royal Neighbors and mail to
Royal Neighbors
c/o Yvonne Scalise
921 Terra Mar Drive
Tampa, FL 33613
If you have any questions or would like to become an event sponsor
please call or email Yvonne at 813/892-2925 or yscalise@gmail.com.


RUN FOR LOVE – Committee Forming and needs Volunteers to help organize

From Event Chairman Tiffany Dodge

We want people who have a Passion for Faces of Courage’s Mission:

Faces of Courage Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit cancer patient support organization, dedicated to providing, free of charge, programs emphasizing practical education; life coping strategies; and improved self-esteem; through non-threatening, engaging, and recreational outings and overnight camps, including culturally relevant programs for minorities, which encourage a sense of “community” rather than isolation, with a primary goal of helping the cancer patient navigate their way through the treatment process and to thrive as a survivor.
And understand the Motto: “Cancer Is Serious, Camp is Serious Fun”

Some other Ideal characteristics/criteria would be:
1. Team Player (A MUST)
2. Organized (A MUST)
3. Prompt/Timely in submissions (A MUST)
4. Able to meet once a month with other committee members (TBD time and location-but most likely Wednesdays at 630-730pm or Sundays 2-3pm)-starting April 2019
5. Enthusiastic about event planning (specifically a road race /5K)
6. Not afraid to reach out to many companies regardless of rejection for sponsorship
7. Creative in ideas
8. Understands how to utilize social media outlets or Has contacts for social media outlets
9. Willing to be a volunteer (THIS IS OBVIOUS)
10. Punctual
11. Communicates well through email/texts/phone calls
12. Supportive, but willing to give own opinion
Thank you so much,
Tiffany Dodge
email me- tdfani1989@aol.com


Nation of Neighbors Grant for 2019 Teen Cancer Camp

Royal Neighbors Grant Check Presentation

We are thrilled to announce that Amy Jones and Darcy Smith from Royal Neighbors Insurance Company visited camp this past weekend and presented Peggie D. Sherry, CEO/Founder of Faces of Courage with their Nation of Neighbors Grant of $10,000. to fund the 2019 Teen Cancer Camp.

We are over the moon thrilled to be recognized by this 125 year old company that was founded by a group of women before they had a right to vote!

Special shout out to Jane Morse-Swett, President/Founder of Women with Purpose for nominating Peggie for this prestigious award.
Check out their website and read about the award:



Cancer Camp Group Pic

If you are interested in looking at the photos that Pam Knowles took at the last two adult camps, Check out her Smugmug page at:


Pam is graciously allowing everyone to be able to download their photos at no cost, by right clicking on the images and saving them to your computer.


Cancer Research

As most of you know we work very closely with the University of South Florida on several research projects that we feel are vital to helping cancer patients in the future.
These are not lab/clinical or medical research projects but more along the lines of how cancer affects patients/survivors and how we can get answers to help now….while we wait and pray that the medical researchers will find a cure.
Please read this request for participants and help if you are able. Please feel free to share with any other cancer patients and encourage their participation, Thank you!

Have you been diagnosed with cancer?
Have you completed cancer treatment in the last 5 years?
Have you been prescribed medication for pain since your cancer diagnosis?
If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study.
Eligible participants will be paid a $30 gift card for completing a 45 minute interview about their understanding and perceptions of the medications prescribed to manage pain after cancer diagnosis and treatment.
To learn more call: 813-557-0365
Email: coph-painman@health.usf.edu
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Spring has Sprung!

Make the most of Spring by cleaning out your closet and breathing new life into your Designer Bags you no longer use.

Faces of Courage Cancer Camps is launching a new campaign called ‘Purses for Hope and Courage’. We are looking for new, like new and gently used designer handbags/clutches/purses/crossovers to be donated to Faces of Courage Foundation. We will take the best ones use them for our Event Silent Auctions and if enough of them come in we will host a dedicated silent auction sale day.
ALL donations are tax deductible. If you will complete a donation form and insert it into your donated Designer Bags we will mail you a form for your taxes.
The proceeds generated by Purses for Hope and Courage will go to fund our Faces of Courage Programs. Faces of Courage is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that since 2004 has provided FREE of charge day outings, educational workshops and weekend camps for children, adults and families who have been touched by any type of cancers or blood disorders. Faces of Courage has hosted over 8,300 campers at programs.

To sign up to be a drop off location please contact me at psherry@facesofcourage.org.

Purses for Hope Events


Upcoming Fundraisers, Camps, and Events 2019

Autism Camp April 5-7, 2019
Women of Color Camp May 17-19, 2019
Teen/Young Adult Cancer  Camp August 9-11, 2109
Women’s Camp September 20-22, 2019
Santa’s Workshop Weekend December 6-8, 2019