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"Theresa's Wish"
Formerly the Theresa D. Holden Foundation

The intention of 'The Theresa D. Holden Foundation' was to help women with breast cancer satisfy their dreams, by providing the means for them to pursue their education, expand their talents, or fulfill their life-enriching wish without financial burden.

In 2003, the family and friends of Theresa DiSimone Holden (who always believed that life should be lived) founded the Theresa D. Holden Foundation in honor of their "Hero." They felt that a breast cancer diagnosis should not deter any woman from setting goals, or diminish her desire to pursue a lifelong dream.

Theresa may have lost her battle with breast cancer at age 52, but not before fulfilling many of her own “wishes.” The legacy of this brave woman continues today. With the help of Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation, women with stage VI breast cancer can realize their ultimate dreams through "Theresa's Wish Fund."

Wishes do come true and it's all because of people like you!


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Susie Osorio

“Theresa’s Wish” grants 1st wish
March 2004

The Foundation granted its first wish to Susie Osorio in March of 2004.
Because of the generous donations we received from caring individuals,
the Foundation was able to send Susie on a 3-day Mexican cruise where
she enjoyed precious time with her husband Gustavo and their 3 children.

Susie’s wish to spend quality time with her family, creating wonderful memories
was realized and the entire family had a wonderful time. On behalf of the Osorio
family and the Foundation, we offer our sincere thanks to our supporters


Pauline Bussart
2004 when Pauline Bussart celebrated her 70th birthday with a catered dinner party at her home. The Foundation also arranged for her home to be professionally cleaned every week and brought her flowers, balloons and a cake. Pauline was excited and surprised to have her wishes come true!

Pauline Busart
Linda Schuller

Linda Schuller
Linda Schuller's "Wish" to attend The Florence Academy of Arts in Italy is granted in May 2005.

Theresa D. Simone and company picture

(left to right) Maria Boccia, Theresa D. Holden, Chris van Atta and (back) Emily Disimone enjoy a special moment together.

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