In 2016, our son in law, Marc Stringer, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer at 33. He faced 16 rounds of treatment, with our daughter and his wife Lauren as his main caregiver. We wanted to do something to help encourage both Marc and Lauren, but she didn’t live in the same town as us, and many of their close friends didn’t live nearby, either. We decided to contact Lauren’s friends and family to set up JOY mail. We asked each person to select a week and send something joyful to the couple in the mail, whether it was a card, a gift, flowers or another way to support them during this tough time.
After that first JOY mail experience, we knew other people struggling with cancer needed to receive JOY mail as much as Marc and Lauren. We created Pass On Joy with that in mind.
JOY mail is just one way we can support those affected by cancer. If you know a cancer patient or caregiver that deserves a little bit of joy, please add them to our JOY mail list by submitting their information below.