Hope’s Boutique Manager Will Carry Fond Memories Into Retirement

When Vera Garofalo started visiting corporate and community partners in the early 1990s to spread the word about the importance of mammograms, she didn’t utter the words “breast cancer.” Read More

When Vera Garofalo started visiting corporate and community partners in the early 1990s to spread the word about the importance of mammograms, she didn’t utter the words “breast cancer.” It was a different time, she recalls, a time when people didn’t talk easily about cancer – long before today’s pink ribbon awareness campaign and federal guidelines on screenings. That things have changed becomes quickly evident to anyone watching Garofalo welcome customers to Hope's Boutique, a full-service, nonprofit retail shop that caters to women with cancer. Read More