Neesy Croft | 30 Women Who Mean Business Series | #breastcancerawarenessmonth
Neesy Croft founded Survivors & Thrivors On Purpose after being diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer.
Describe your business (work, passion) in 3 to 5 sentences.
Survivors & Thrivors On Purpose is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt community-based Cancer & Support Services Center. Our mission is to provide support services to those who have been touched by cancer and other life-threatening debilitating dis-ease through education, prevention, advocacy, services and research. We believe that improving ones quality of life saves lives.
How did you get started in your business?
This organization started out of a need that wasn’t being addressed in my community. A centralized location for all cancer support services making them easy to locate and accessible M-F and after normal business hours. Organization started out of a need that wasn’t being addressed in my community. A centralized location for all cancer support services making them easy to locate and accessible M-F and after normal business hours.
What was the biggest hurdle you had to overcome in your business?
Starting the nonprofit organization with limited funding and support from the community. No available model in the USA that I could use as a model, lead me to use my own experiences and needs identified during my cancer journey.
How has this hurdle made you better?
I have become much more of an advocate for cancer awareness and education at the community level. Providing educational classes that make you more informed so that you can be an active participant in your treatment plan.
Top 3 books for personal and business growth?
- The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann
- The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Green
- The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
What does gratitude mean to you?
I live the life of gratitude, daily, so to define what it means to me is just like asking, “why do you breathe…”
Who do you appreciate? Why?
I appreciate the oneness of my relationship with God, unwavering faith and devotion.
Follow Neesy Croft
- Website: survivorsthrivorsonpurpose.org
- Facebook: facebook.com/survivors.thrivors.on.purpose
- Twitter: twitter.com/BreastCancerSurvivor
- Periscope: Periscope.tv/STOP_THE_SILENCE