Helping breast cancer patients and their families thrive, not just survive.
We assist with the financial difficulties breast cancer can bring and have established integrative medical treatment scholarships for patients and care givers. We also work in partnership with local businesses to provide services for breast cancer families.
Harry Lozinski lost his wife and best friend, Roberta, to breast cancer in 2015. Their five-year battle with breast cancer taught them many things and left Harry and his family with the determination to support other patients and their families; to help them navigate the journey of breast cancer – a journey no one asks for. Roberta’s Legacy was established in 2017 to emulate Roberta’s life and extend her legacy of faith, hope and love.
Life changes so much from the time someone is diagnosed with breast cancer to when they begin treatment and are further down the road. In the beginning, you don’t know what you’re getting into or what might be helpful; later, support, comfort and help in many ways – not just financially – are needed.
But it’s hard to ask.
At Roberta’s Legacy, we know breast cancer can be a lonely journey, and isolating at times. We want our care to be a comfort, a rock to lean on; we want breast cancer families to know they’re loved and that someone is on their side.
The Roberta’s Legacy Mission in Motion.
Since we started in 2017, Roberta’s Legacy has helped nearly 70 families, including the 47 families we are currently supporting. Here’s what that support has looked like.
LEGACY FAMILY EXPENSES
NOV 2017 – DEC 2021
LEGACY FAMILY EXPENSES
JAN 2022 – SEP 2022
To nurture personal relationships with those living with breast cancer, providing individualized care and resources through a community of donors and partners.
Roberta’s Legacy helps patients and their families get back on their feet; we provide financial assistance for integrative treatments, rent, groceries, car payments, gas, medical bills, and more.
100% of donations made to Roberta’s Legacy go directly to breast cancer patients and their families.
Roberta’s Legacy delivered kits to families to decorate cookies for Halloween.
“I was too tired to actually bake cookies even though I had promised. You helped each one of us in a different way. I don’t know what I would do without you. I feel so loved, and so do my kids. Thank you for recognizing what our needs really are.”
Roberta’s Legacy provided a family with build-a-bear gift cards so she could record personal messages in the bears to each of her grandkids and kids.
“We used the bears we had made for the grandkids to tell them she had passed away but made them something first and ever one of them loved it and fell asleep with it! You are responsible for allowing us to be able to do something with so much love and meaning, thank you! I can’t even explain what you have done for us the last 4 years. I always knew someone was there for us. You honored every request I ever had.”
Roberta’s legacy Team
To emulate and carry on Roberta’s legacy of faith, hope, and love. I also feel called to walk beside those experiencing financial difficulties because of their breast cancer journey.
I saw the devastation and heartache that breast cancer caused my family, and I want to ease any burdens from those on the same journey. I want people to feel like they always have someone in their corner that they can rely on. I want to continue Mom’s legacy in showing people love, support, and care.
I wanted to be an integral part of my community (after the corporate life) and join an organization that genuinely made a difference to those needing support, understanding and love during the valleys of their life. Roberta’s Legacy is just that organization, making such an in difference to those in the breast cancer journey and their families.
I joined Roberta’s Legacy because it is a group that offers more direct, personal support and love than any organization I have encountered. As an oncology nurse, I get to know many people with breast cancer, their families, friends and medical teams. They have all taught me so much about living with grace, grit and gratitude. Working with Roberta’s Legacy, I am honored to be part of the family of cancer fighters.
Breast cancer affected my wife in 2022 and because of that journey, I recognized the community support that was necessary outside of medical treatment to help breast cancer patients and their families maintain their quality of life. I found and became involved with Roberta’s Legacy because of their mission to support this cause in this way.
Roberta was a very special woman and one of my best friends. I have a deep passion to honor her! Roberta’s Legacy is a tool for many to demonstrate God’s love to families fighting breast cancer.
I want to continue to honor my friend Roberta, keeping her name and spirit alive in the community she was proud to be part of. My friend’s life is now a Legacy.
It is important to me to be a part of a group that significantly helps the people of our community by taking away some of the unknowns they have as a result of breast cancer.
I believe there is a group of women who need assistance that is not provided anywhere else, and that Roberta’s Legacy is a unique vehicle to lighten the load of patients and the families of patients with breast cancer.
I watched my grandmother battle breast cancer and witnessed firsthand how difficult the journey is. Roberta’s Legacy helps reduce the burden on families and gives them hope during their journey.