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10,000 Gifts Brighten Women’s Lives From Long Island to L.A.

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The Manhattan Beach-based Chemocessories nonprofit, which provides free sets of scarves, turbans, and jewelry to women going through chemotherapy, has distributed its 10,000th set of accessories. Chemocessories, founded by Iris Lee Knell, L.C.S.W., after her own battle with breast cancer, has reached women from Maine to Montana over the past ten years…

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Chemocessories has provided 10,000 sets of scarves, jewelry, and turbans to women cancer patients going through chemotherapy treatment. The Manhattan Beach-based charity was founded by Iris Lee Knell, L.C.S.W. after her own battle with breast cancer…

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“Thank you so very much! I received my package! My favorite color blue … it made my day. Such a blessing and kindness! It made me smile on a tough day. Thanks to everyone who makes this possible. Love and blessings to all!” The above was just one response from the more than 7,000 women…

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When Iris Lee Knell was undergoing treatment for breast cancer in 2010, she found that enhancing her appearance made her feel better. Knell, a psychotherapist and school counselor, wanted to remain positive for her three daughters and husband. A lover of jewelry and clothes, she got dressed each day, donning a turban and wearing scarves and jewelry…

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Today we’d like to introduce you to Iris Lee Knell. Iris, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? In 2009, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. During my treatment which included surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, I continued to work and take care of my 3 children, who were 18, 15 and 12 at the time…

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Inside the heart of Chemocessories, a nonprofit that donates matching hair wraps and jewelry to women going through chemotherapy, is a downright mess…

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