We Cancerve Movement, Coco & Soy Raising Funds for Pediatric Cancer

In Summary

Nonprofit organization We Cancerve Movement, Inc. and Black-owned candle company Coco & Soy are partnering to raise money for children with cancer and their families. 

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and a nonprofit organization has teamed up with a Black-owned business to raise awareness and funds.  

We Cancerve Movement, Inc., based in Hartford County, Maryland, and candle company Coco & Soy, based in Laurel, Maryland, are partnering on a campaign to support pediatric cancer patients and their families at Sinai Hospital’s Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 

Grace Callwood started the nonprofit organization at the age of seven when she was being treated for Stage IV cancer. In 2016, the fund was created to help cover out-of-pocket costs for more than 500 hospitalized children, including many who were critically ill and receiving chemotherapy. The fund also covers the cost of some prescriptions, food at hospital cafeterias, parking fees and gift cards for groceries and essentials.  

Grace Callwood with the “Moments of Grace” collection from Coco & Soy (Photo: Coco & Soy)

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Coco & Soy’s partnership with the organization includes a new line of products. The “Moments of Grace” collection is a new aromatherapy line created with cancer patients and caregivers in mind. The owner, Tiffany Ogunquyi, paired signature scents together to create several feelings. Eucalyptus and spearmint promote a clam atmosphere, orange peel and ginger spice represent an uplifting spirit and green tea and lemongrass evoke peace and tranquility, according to the brand.  

The candles are available for sale in various sizes. Between 10 to 25% of each purchase from the new collection will be donated to the We Cancerve Pediatric Patients Assistance Fund at Sinai Hospital.  

In partnership with We Cancerve Movement, Inc., Coco & Soy launched a new line of candles for those with cancer and their families. (Photo: Coco & Soy)

Callwood is now cancer-free, but her work continues. “This candle collection is special because it represents a way to bring calm and relaxation to an [stressful] experience for everyone in the family,” she said. “These candles make nice gifts for cancer patients of all ages and their caregivers, and they’re great gifts for anyone who wants to honor a loved one who faced this journey.”  

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The candles can be ordered from the Coco & Soy website here. Funds can also be donated to Callwood’s GoFundMe page, where she hopes to raise at least $3,500 this year for a fund at Sinai Hospital.  

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