Tricia’s Hope: Board of Directors

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Tricia Rausch

Founder, President & Survivor

Tricia Rausch serves as President of Tricia’s Hope, Inc.  She dedicates a great deal of her time as a volunteer by speaking with cancer patients, serving as a facilitator at Creative Empowerment Workshops and fostering community relations. In 2019 Tricia received A Fresh Chapter (AFC) Fellowship award for her work as a leader and cancer advocate.  You can connect with Tricia on Linkedin.

“I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 31.  At the time I was a stay-at-home mom with two young children, ages 3 and 1. I underwent chemotherapy for a full calendar year and had a bi-lateral mastectomy and reconstruction. The chemo really wiped me out. I was hospitalized for weeks at a time and was too sick to care for myself or my kids. Fortunately, I was surrounded by loving friends, family, and community.  In 2009 my husband lost his job due to the recession, and I found myself with no health insurance just two weeks after my mastectomy while I was going through chemotherapy. Thanks to the generosity of many good and caring people, my family and I were provided for financially, emotionally, and spiritually.  We were humbled. We felt loved. Cancer taught me that comfort can come in many different forms. I founded Tricia’s Hope in 2013 with the intent to say “thank you” to all the people who helped me and my family, in the best way I knew how – by paying it forward.”