Donna Hopkins

Donna Hopkins

National Cancer Institute

Cause Area


Helping others win

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

I'm passionate about the Breast Cancer and Amputee community. Having gone through both , I understand the need for support, mentally, physical and financially. I went through breast cancer twice, and in 2010 I lost part of my left leg to what I called an unforeseeable misfortune.

Why do you give through the CFC?

Many people are facing so many adversities and hardships in life. Their need and cry for help is so great. I want to impact others lives for good and do my part to be the face of change.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

So many women who go through breast cancer may not be able to work because of treatment or afford their everyday living expenses, like rent, food, household bills, doctor bills, insurance co-payments, medical bills, transportation to doctor appointments, and many other expenses. And in the amputee community they are facing some of the same expenses and also need equipment or new prosthesis to just back to normal living.