Please consider making a donation to help us continue to BLACKOUT Melanoma

Donate

LOCAL NONPROFIT DONATES BECA’S CARE BAGS TO WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ADVANCED MEDCINE FOR PATIENTS UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR MELANOMA

 

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:

January 7, 2021

 For More Information, Contact:

Aneta Campos, Founder and President Blackout Melanoma

(636) 579-0640

aneta.campos@blackoutmelanoma.org

LOCAL NONPROFIT DONATES BECA’S CARE BAGS TO WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ADVANCED MEDICINE FOR PATIENTS UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR MELANOMA

(St. Louis, MO) – Blackout Melanoma recently donated Beca’s Care Bags filled with personal care items for patients who are being treated for Melanoma at the Washington University Center for Advanced Medicine.

Pictured above is Greg Voelkel from Washington University Center for Advanced Medicine receiving donated Beca’s Care Bags for patients undergoing treatment for Melanoma.

Blackout Melanoma founder and president, Aneta Campos, is the mother of Rebecca “Beca” Shults Campos. Beca fought for her life during her Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma diagnosis. Aneta and her daughter Beca, were traveling so much during Beca’s brave fight against melanoma that they realized there were little things that could have made their travels a bit more bearable.

So they started carrying with them a few items in what they called “Beca’s Care Bag”.

The bag had simple things such as lotion and lip balm to help ease Beca’s dry skin, a blanket to keep her warm during treatment, or a beanie to cover her head when she started to lose her hair. They put in a warm scarf, socks, gloves, and other items to help comfort her. Aneta always tried to make the rooms she stayed in feel more like home by adding lamps and pictures, but it was always these simple items that they reached for the most.

Although Beca lost her brave fight against this deadly disease, her legacy and her vision live on in our programs and in our Beca’s Care Bags.

“Our Beca’s Care Bags are just another way for us to let others, fighting their own melanoma diagnosis, know that they are not alone in their fight. We will continue to keep Beca’s vision for a generation free of Melanoma alive through our programs. Together we can educate, together we can support, and together we can provide hope.” Aneta Campos, Founder and President Blackout Melanoma

About Blackout Melanoma

Established in 2010 by Rebeca (Beca) Shults Campos and Aneta Campos, Founder and President of Blackout Melanoma; Blackout Melanoma is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charity organization that educates, supports, and provides resources to secure a generation free of Melanoma. While the mission sounds simple enough, achieving it is not.  To complete their mission, and to continue in the spirit of Beca Campos, Blackout Melanoma has developed a three-pillar/program approach: education, support, and continued research.

Please visit their website to find out more https://blackoutmelanoma.org/ and follow them on Facebook  Instagram and Twitter.

 

###

Blackout Melanoma Logo

Mailing Address

Blackout Melanoma
1100 Town and Country Commons Dr.
PO Box 6512
Chesterfield, MO 63017-8285