Chest Of Hope Bags

The Chest of Hope Bag is a reusable tote given to mastectomy patients during a pre-op visit with their surgeon. It contains over 40 items, including items that are in the original Necessities Bag™ developed by cancer survivor Maureen Hogan Lutz.

Our bag was created by women, for women, going through breast cancer treatment. It is filled with items essential for wound care, hygiene and personal comfort for use during the recovery process. It also contains information regarding support services and financial assistance. All items contained in the bag are purchased by, or donated to, Chest of Hope Tri-Cities and are distributed free of charge. Because of suggestions provided by patients, survivors, surgeons and nurses, we continually add new items to the basic bag.

On the recommendation of surgeons and nurses, we recently developed lumpectomy bags. They are smaller in scope than our original Chest of Hope mastectomy bags but still contain essential items for the recovery process..


  Cari Mitchell and Dr. Laurie Evans - PhotoFounder Cari Mitchell delivering Chest Of Hope Bags to Dr. Laurie Evans at her office in Pasco, Washington. Dr. Evans is a leading breast cancer surgeon affiliated with Lourdes Medical Center and Trios Health.



If you would like to sponsor a Chest of Hope Bag for someone special or make a general contribution towards the cost of distributing these bags, please see how to do so on our How To Donate page.