Lara MacGregor, founder of Louisville-based Hope Scarves, dies at 45

THANKS TO THE SCARVES OF HOPE THAT HAVE ALREADY HELPED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD, AND A WILL WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.THIS >> SHE WAS A LIGHT. SHE WAS A FORCE TO BE RECORDED. SHE WAS AN INSPIRATION. SHE SHOWED US HOW TO LIVE EVERY DAY TO THE MAXIMUM. JENNIFER: LARA MACGREGOR DID JUST THAT THROUGH HOPE SCARVES. SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER IN 2007 AND FOUNDED THE INTERNATIONAL CANCER ORGANIZATION IN 2012. >> WE HAVE SENT OVER 20,000 SCARVES TO ALL 50 STATES, 29 COUNTRIES AND WE SUPPORT PEOPLE IN ALL TYPES OF CANCER, NOT JUST BREAST CANCER, NOT JUST MBC. JENNIFER: SEVEN YEARS AFTER HER INITIAL DIAGNOSIS, MACGREGOR WAS DIAGNOSED WITH METASTATIC BREAST CANCER. BUT THAT DIDN’T STOP HIM. MACGREGOR AND HOPE SCARVES WTEN ON RAISED OVER $0.5 MILLION FOR RESRCEA METASTATIC BREAST CANCER EVERY MOMENT. >> I MUST BE THE LIGHT WITHIN THE DARKNESS AND LIVE EACH DAY TO THE MAXIMUM. JENNIFER: ANNA LAURA EDWARDS TOOK UP AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF HOPE SCARVES IN SEPTEMBER AS MACGREGOR’S CANCERAD H SEARCH PROGRESSED. EDWARDS SAYS LAURA’S LAST DAYS WERE SPENT HELPING OTHERS. >> WE WILL JUST DO WHAT IT TAKES TO KEMA MAKE SURE THIS BEAUTIFUL, AWESOME AND AMAZING THING CALLED HOPE SCARVES CONTINUES. JENNIFER: SHE WAS AN AMAZING WOMAN

Lara MacGregor, founder of Louisville-based Hope Scarves, dies at 45

Lara MacGregor, founder of Hope Scarves, has died aged 45. She was surrounded by the love of her family when she passed away on Tuesday, January 18. MacGregor was a resilient, courageous and loving soul who inspired thousands with his message. after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, MacGregor received a box of scarves with a note that read, “You can do it,” according to the statement. After her treatment, she then passed the same scarves to another woman with words of encouragement. Hope Scarves was born. Since its inception in 2012, Hope Scarves has sent over 20,000 scarves to people in every state and 29 countries who are facing over 90 different types of cancer. With the announcement of MacGregor’s metastatic diagnosis in 2014, Hope Scarves also raised over $1.5 million to continue research into metastatic breast cancer. podcast and more, according to the release. Last month, she was named “L’Oréal Paris Woman of Worth” by the cosmetics giant for her work and philanthropic services. Click here to learn more about MacGregor’s work from Louisville Business First.

Lara MacGregor, founder of Hope Scarves, has died aged 45.

She was surrounded by the love of her family when she passed away on Tuesday, January 18. MacGregor was a resilient, courageous and loving soul who inspired thousands with his message to live a hopeful life, members of his organization said in a statement.

After being first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, MacGregor received a box of scarves with a note that read, “You can do it,” according to the statement. After her treatment, she then passed the same scarves to another woman with words of encouragement. Hope Scarves was born.

Since its inception in 2012, Hope Scarves has sent over 20,000 scarves to people in every state and 29 countries who are facing over 90 different types of cancer. With the announcement of MacGregor’s metastatic diagnosis in 2014, Hope Scarves also raised over $1.5 million to continue research into metastatic breast cancer.

MacGregor continued to inspire others through A Hopeful Life, an expansion of Hope Scarves, where she shared her journey through blog posts, a podcast and more, according to the release. Last month, she was named “L’Oréal Paris Woman of Worth” by the cosmetics giant for her philanthropic work and services.

Click here to learn more about MacGregor’s work from Louisville Business First.

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