Face In The Mirror Foundation became a 501©3 organizations in March of 2004. Barbara has attempted to “honor” her sister’s memory in many ways. The organization’s name came from a poem Barbara wrote to Charlotte; the carnation on the gift bag was Charlotte’s favorite flower. Barbara enjoyed the way Charlotte always ended each note or letter with her “signature” Smiley Face, we adopted this happy face! The “Lady in Red” in the signature painting, represents Charlotte, she loved to wear red.
Immediately upon becoming a 501(C)3, hospitals began opening their arms to the idea of bringing a “new type of healing” to their patients. We have been in 8 hospitals and affiliates. Women and Men by the thousands have now experienced their spirits calmed and emotional strength and hope for tomorrow.
We realize that men have cancer too. This important outreach to men began in 2009. FIM 4 Men volunteers go into the hospital rooms of over 9,000 men. Please visit our FIM 4 Men page for more information.
All About Us Kids
All About Us Kids is a mission of pampering and building back self-esteem to over 4,000 children and teens annually. Each volunteer visit includes gifts, clothes, toys, and comfort to the child in the burn and trauma units, those suffering from cancer, and other childhood diseases. FIM volunteers also serve as an emotional arm to the child’s mother or guardian by offering a hand massage, and a light facial, to help calm their anxieties, as they sit by the bedsides of their sick child. All About Us Kids is no longer operational due to lack of funding. The mission was carried out at Phoenix Children's Hospital and Maricopa Integrated Health Systems in the Burn Unit.
Bi-monthly In Celebration Of Life Tea Luncheon
Face In The Mirror supports the patient by offering a bi-monthly “In Celebration Of Life” tea luncheon. Patients enjoy eating, meeting, sharing, laughing and learning. They leave with hope in their heart, a smile on their face, and stronger emotionally to face another day. Please visit our page Tea luncheon page.