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What we do...

We provide JUST-a-BREAK from cancer (from a nice night out, to a couple days "get-a-way") at no charge to patients with advanced stage cancer. With the help of generous local businesses, donors, and volunteers, along with the assistance of local hospitals and cancer centers, JUST-a-BREAK (an official IRS non-profit organization) desires to literally provide "JUST-a-BREAK" from the ongoing emotional worries and financial toll of living with cancer.

How you can help...

We need local businesses and/or donors to help provide overnight accommodations, dinners, event tickets etc. to help us put together JUST-a-BREAK packages for local cancer patients and their caregivers. We also need volunteers to help knock on doors and make contacts and connections with local businesses. We need many to help tell the JUST-a-BREAK story. There are also other ways you can help.

Chalk-It-Up North 2020 Canceled!

We are sorry to announce that due to the current conditions regarding Covid 19 the Chalk-It-Up-North Color Run and Chalk Art Festival for 2020 is canceled. We appreciate all those who have helped and supported this event in the past. We look forward to next year for bigger and better events and more.

JUST-a-BREAK partners with the Road to Recovery program

For years, we have been helping provide cancer patients, their families and caregivers with gas cards to help them get to and from their various appointments and treatments in the Salt Lake City area. That said, we have recently been made aware of a larger number of cancer patients that rely on others for transportation. For this group, gas cards mean very little. That is why we've partnered with the Road to Recovery program to help facilitate volunteers that are willing to help provide transportation to these patients.

If you are interested in volunteering for this program, even if you just have a couple of hours per week available, PLEASE reach out to Brittny Miller via email at brittny.miller@Mountainstarhealth.com or call/text at 801-479-2067 and mention JUST-a-BREAK and we will help get you set up!



Greg Thorpe Awarded Pilot Pens G2 Overachiever Grant!

Congrats to our founder, Greg Thorpe, for being honored as the Pilot Pen G2 Overachiever of 2018 for his work with JUST A BREAK From Cancer.

Also, HUGE thanks to Pilot Pen and Priyanka Chopra for putting this grant program together and highlighting those making a difference. #PowerToThePen #DoYouG2

North Ogden 5Kolor Run
and Chalk Art Festival 2019

JUST-a-BREAK and North Ogden City celebrated our 4th Annual CHALK IT UP... Chalk Art Festival & 5Kolor Run!

JUST-a-BREAK and North Ogden City sponsored our 4th annual Chalk It Up Chalk Art Festival and 5Kolor Run on August 23th & 24th 2019. This year's event had a special theme of God, Family, Country, in honor of our Mayor, Major Brent R. Taylor. There was live entertainment, food trucks, local vendors, raffles, and FUN for all those who attended and participated! Click to see and order pictures of the event.



Sponsor Shout Out & Thank You!

JUST-a-BREAK would like to give a shout-out and thank-you to Northern Ice (NICE), one of our supporters of both JUST-A-Break and the North Ogden City Chalk-It-Up. Whether a booth sponsor, providing cool treats for our Chalk-It-Up volunteers, or providing print services, owner David Gordon has been there with his time and resources to help our events. David also owns Quality Quick Print which has provided significant print contributions...


Petersen, Inc. of Ogden, Utah presented JUST-a-BREAK with a $3,000 dollar check for their continuing support at last week's 3rd Annual “Cruisin’ for a Cause”. Pictured is Greg Thorpe, the founder of JUST-a-BREAK, along with Petersen's CEO Mark Jenkins and their CCO and VP of Operations Bryan Crowell and Dean Vernon. JUST-a-BREAK can't thank them enough for their support. Their donation will go a long way to help bless local cancer patients to get just a break.



National Cancer Survivors Day celebrations at McKay-Dee and Logan offer a celebration of life

>Greg Thorpe, a local cancer support survivor whose wife Jennifer passed away in 2015, was one of the speakers at the McKay-Dee Hospital event. Jennifer battled advanced stage colon cancer, but she fought a hard fight and Greg talked about the lessons they learned. "Everyone's cancer story is so unique," he says. "Cancer helped us be more authentic and less concerned about perfection. We learned to find joy in the ordinary." Greg shared a story about the Thanksgiving after his wife's diagnosis where she surprised her family by saying she was grateful for cancer. She said it had brought her closer to her loved ones and to God / a higher power. As a cancer support survivor, Greg says, "There is life after cancer and it's one that is more informed, more passionate, and more compassionate."
Photo and comments courtesty of Intermountain Stories newsletter.

 

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Typical Break Packages

100%
PERCENT OF DONATIONS
GOING TO PATIENTS
$0
AMOUNT OF DONATIONS
GOING TO STAFF
1,200+
JUST-a-BREAK PACKAGES GIVEN

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