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Hats for Hope gifts funds to Central Coast cancer patients

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Jan 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 12:04:07-05

A hat, wig or headscarf may not be the first thing patients think of when they are diagnosed with cancer, but one local non-profit makes it a priority to warm hearts and heads.

The non-profit organization "Hats for Hope" gifted $2,500 this weekend to six Central Coast cancer patients undergoing treatment to help purchase head coverings.

Hats for Hope invited the six recipients and their families to a brunch Sunday morning, honoring them at the Spyglass Inn Restaurant in Shell Beach.

The president of Hats for Hope said the brunch is an opportunity to meet with the patients and show them they are special.

"Cancer is extremely expensive and we are so blessed to be able to pass on the generosity of this community to people that really need it when they need it," said Diane Martino, president of Hats for Hope.

Martino says she hopes to raise enough funds to donate more cash to patients year-round.

Funds are raised through events like the Annual Community Hat Party and Auction.

The non-profit was started in 2001 by Connie Garcin when she held a “Hat Party and Garden Brunch” to celebrate her friends and family who helped her through her cancer journey.

Click here to donate to Hats for Hope.