In 2013, our founder was diagnosed with a quick moving breast cancer, underwent a complete double mastectomy and endured subsequent reconstruct surgeries - with the most recent in January 2017. She found that the majority of assistance that is offered is only available for individuals in the throes of radiation, chemotherapy, and/or are awaiting
cancer surgery. Unfortunately, outside of those parameters, the assistance falls short.
Marisa is determined to help anyone affected by cancer get the services and assistance they need with dignity and caring support, Marisa set out to form Maribo Cares. It is her vision to positively touch as many lives as possible, making recovery from cancer more bearable.
Under the Maribo Cares(tm) spectrum of support is the very special and unique Maribo Cares About Pets(tm). This branch of Maribo Cares(tm) was inspired by the story of a friend of our founder who is a cancer fighter and her dog, Ginger. Most of Ginger’s basic care could not be met due to her owner’s declining health and pending surgeries; as a result, Ginger was left in the care of another. Under that individual’s care, Ginger’s own health quickly declined, and she passed away soon thereafter. Our founder saw this as an example of a unique service needed for the pets of those affected by cancer.
Maribo Cares(tm) offers services based on the needs of the clients by means of the generosity of donations, fundraising events, and the support and hardworking efforts of our staff and volunteer team.