Hope’s Boutique is a full-service, non-profit retail boutique catering to women with cancer and those sharing their lives. It gives central Ohio women both a tangible and emotional bridge between life battling cancer and life after cancer. In keeping with the women’s health philosophy of the OSUCCC – James, Hope’s offers a full range of products and services designed to restore the self-confidence of cancer survivors, helping them look and feel their best.
Hope’s is located on the first floor of The Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center. The Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center is the first of its kind in the Midwest to offer the full continuum of breast cancer care, from prevention and screening through detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship, in one location. The center is home to some of the nation’s leading breast cancer researchers and physicians, all singularly focused on preventing, detecting, treating and curing breast cancer.
In this unique environment, our multi-disciplinary team of experts designs comprehensive treatment plans that are tailored to each patient’s type of breast cancer. The close proximity to Ohio State enables our breast cancer researchers and clinicians to work directly together, bringing the latest innovations in prevention, detection and treatment to every patient.
Shopping…A relaxing afternoon with a close friend or two, wholly devoted to rethinking, renewing and rewarding you.
That’s the way it is inside Hope’s Boutique – a convenient, comfortable shopping experience for women in treatment for cancer, as well as women who have returned to an active lifestyle. The certified, professional fitters at Hope’s are trained to listen and respond to your individual needs. Our goal is to create an informed, self-confident woman.
We’re Different. It’s Not Just What We Do, It’s How We Do It.
Hope’s Boutique is staffed with understanding, caring and experienced professionals who have the fitting skills and fashion expertise to help you look and feel your best. Whether it’s something as personal as finding the most flattering breast prosthesis, or as simple as helping you pick out the perfect pair of earrings for an upcoming event, we are here to provide guidance and support. We take the guesswork out of some of the more difficult processes, such as choosing a wig that’s right for you. We have the largest on-site wig inventory in central Ohio, which means you could walk out with a product that day (ordering a custom wig in your style and color could take up to five business days). At Hope’s, our goal is to help you feel confident again.
Products and Services Available at the Boutique:
- Skincare products tailored to cancer treatment
- Breast prostheses and pocketed bras for all breast surgeries (mastectomy, lumpectomy, reconstructive)
- Post-surgical garments with draw pockets
- Hair pieces for complete or partial hair loss
- Hats, head wraps, sleep caps and scarves
- Compression hosiery for lymphedema
- Sleepwear and swimwear
- Gift items
- Gift cards
- Jane Iredale makeup and skincare line:
- Mineral cosmetics
- No FD&C dyes, chemical preservatives or fillers
- Hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested
- Recommended by plastic surgeons, dermatologists and skin care professionals
- Makeup artist on-site at Hope’s everyday for consultations
A Survivor’s Vision Brought to Life
Hope’s Boutique was founded by Wendy Avner in 1998. Wendy was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 1994 and ovarian cancer in September 1995. She underwent chemotherapy treatments on two separate occasions, losing her hair each time. During her treatment process, she was frustrated with the lack of fashionable resources available to women diagnosed with cancer. This prompted her vision of a place where women undergoing cancer treatment could unwind and feel good about themselves. Her vision became a reality with Hope’s Boutique—a one-stop shopping concept with trained professionals who can help women maintain their personal appearance during critical times. Hope’s provides an intimate, comfortable atmosphere where women can select important products related to their cancer treatment, as well as for their personal needs. A wonderful variety of products are available to choose from.
1145 Olentangy River Road
Hours: Monday through Friday,
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Appointments are required for personal service and fittings for mastectomy bras, prostheses and wigs. Call 614-293-9393 to schedule an appointment. Many insurance plans are accepted with verified coverage. All items will be billed to insurance. A valid prescription is required.
Phone and fax orders welcome:
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