Chemo Companions, kindness wins


Cancer sucks, yes, but love and laughter can make even the toughest days a little brighter.

Our Story – Kindness Wins

Chemo Companions comes from the heart of its founder, Alyssa Dinowitz, and was born from her own family’s experiences with cancer. Alyssa’s mother, Marriann Gofonia, passed away in September of 2009 after beating breast cancer four times. During her many rounds of chemotherapy treatments, the Gofonia girls (there are five, each as spunky and spirited as their mother) would all but turn the chemo lounge into a party hall with laughter, jokes, hugs and love – and something interesting would happen there. Smiles would suddenly fill this typically gloomy room with warmth, joy and light. Realizing that not everyone has this kind of resource, Alyssa created Chemo Companions.

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Our Philosphy

Guided by love, compassion, understanding and hope, Chemo Companions seeks to make a positive impact on the lives of those undergoing cancer treatments by offering friendship and emotional support. We are a non-profit organization that provides companionship through a network of trained volunteers who bring comfort, conversation, laughter and nourishing essentials to the chemo lounge.