“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

The Hāz for Hope notecard idea came to me during the first few weeks 
of chemotherapy in 2005 and has become a way for me to reach others
affected by cancer, and to share my story. 

At the end of every calendar year, 
10% of card sales are donated to a breast cancer foundation 
that supports survivors and their families. 

Let's make a difference together!

A little about Hāz for Hope

My name is Amy, I grew up in Indianapolis, graduated from Miami of Ohio, moved to NYC and earned an AAS in Fashion Design degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology. I worked for runway designer Kenneth Richard and Liz Claiborne, and a private label company that designed garments for Target. I returned to Indy to work with my fathers graphic design business, then moved to Chicago to expand my career with a Chicago-based firm. After my daughter was born, I returned to Indy, delivered my son in 2003, and went through divorce and breast cancer for the first time simultaneously in 2005.

My Background

In March of 2005, while sitting in my attorneys office filing for divorce, I received a call from my doctor and heard the words “you have breast cancer.” Stage II Invasive Ductile Carcinoma. Estrogen, Progesterone and HER2 positive. Five tumors along a duct line.

I spent the next 12 months in cancer treatment, including port placement, chemo infusions, lumpectomy surgery, radiation treatments, Herceptin infusions and more…

My Cancer Journey
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In 2005, during the first six weeks of chemotherapy, frustrated by not feeling well, not being productive artistically, and wanting to make a difference for people fighting cancer and their loved ones, I developed the Hāz for Hope note cards.

The lacing of the ribbon into die cut paper is truly unique and hand making the cards gave my journey additional purpose.

The Note Card Story

Each Hāz for Hope note card is handmade and combines many years of graphic and fashion design experience with a love for textures, patterns, and fine paper. The cards are blank inside for multi-occasion use, and sold in packs of five, each card having their own hand drawn background pattern so no two cards in each pack are the same.