Burlington, NC -- In 2009, Jeanine Patten-Coble was diagnosed with breast cancer. The very next day, she went to the beach with her family. After happening upon a group of houses left behind by the U.S. Coast Guard, she had a vision of little pink houses. She wanted families affected by the disease to be able to get away with their families to rest, regroup and just have fun together.
She doesn't have her actual little pink houses- yet. She does make it possible for lots of families to take a break at the beach.
The organization, based in Burlington, just got back from a trip to Carolina Beach. It's the first trip of 2013. There will be 11 more by year's end.
Patten-Coble and the Little Pink Houses of Hope team round up volunteers and donated beach houses at different beaches. Then they plan a week of fun activities for families to enjoy. They range from beach games to yoga to paddle boarding.
If you want to know more about volunteering or attending a retreat, check out their website.
Little Pink Houses of Hope