Dream Trips are possible by donations and fundraising. Team Jillybean has worked together to send these beautiful and deserving families on dream trips.
In this picture, Krystina Plisiecki, is about to be surprised with the Jillybean Dream Trip.
Jill's parents, Kathy and Dale Gregorin and sister, Tricia Rutherford, coordinate the Dream Trip and announce the trip at an event. This is an emotional and uplifting moment for everyone involved.
The love and connection that comes from being able to donate a trip is priceless. We cannot be more excited to continue spreading hope, love, smiles and trips to women and families affected by breast cancer.
The Jillybean dream trip was definitely one of the best vacations of my life. Jill’s family made the process of planning it so easy they took care of everything. St. Lucia is a beautiful island the resort we stayed at was wonderful, it had beautiful beaches, an awesome pool, and great service. By the end of our stay many of the workers knew are daughter's name and were so nice to her. She loved every minute of it! We all did! I couldn’t be more grateful to Jills wonderful family for giving us this trip of a life time. Thank you to all the people that donate to this wonderful cause. The trip really meant so much to me and my family and I smile every time I think back on the great memories. - Erin Scott
A trip to Aruba?? I thought I was hearing things when Tricia began, through her tears, to speak about my cancer journey and the Gregorin family presented me with a trip in 2016! But a few months later at a Dunkin’ Donuts meeting with Dale, it was confirmed and we were on our way in August!! A week to relax in the sun with my family, after we ALL survived breast cancer (the family members are also survivors) was the absolute best medicine I could have ever had. To no longer worry about doctor appointments, surgery, chemo, radiation, and financial concerns while I couldn’t work, was more than I could have ever expected!! I can speak for not only myself, but for my husband Vinny, my daughter Melissa, and my son Justin, when I say that this time away truly marked the beginning of not just surviving, but THRIVING! My gratitude towards ALL OF YOU who give and fundraised to support the survivors and thrivers, will always be overflowing.
God Bless and Good Health, or as an angel once wrote to me- Hugs and Prayers……………. Find your joy!!
Lisa Labenski and Family
When you get diagnosed with cancer, one of the things that I learned is that you definitely do not go through it alone....family and friends go through all the pain right along side of you....but what I didn't expect to come along with cancer were all of the new and amazing friendships I've made....there is definitely a sisterhood and lifelong bonds that come along with it.... The love and generosity that I received throughout my battle is indescribable. Mama Mare Breast Cancer Foundation and Team Jilly Bean , truly pulled off a Christmas miracle! Thank you...from the bottom of my heart ...thank you ...for this amazing trip and for the presentation of it....my children (and me) will always remember Santa along with elves and carolers coming to our house and delivering a trip to Disney World!!! Our trip was magical...the thought and planning that went into it from the special shirts to the memory maker was an experience like no other. After everything that I went through, words really can't describe the happiness this trip brought my family and I. Now I know what it feels like to be a Disney Princess <3
**Alison's trip was a trip donated by both Team Jillybean and Mama Mare Breast Cancer Foundation. This trip was a complete surprise when Santa came knocking at her door to announce this gift**