Blessed Bag was founded in 2014 by Kristina Azur Mete after witnessing several loved ones going through the cancer battle. She had an idea of providing cancer patients with a bag filled with items to help comfort them during treatments. After posting her idea on Facebook, she had enough donations for 100 bags. Now a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Blessed Bag has given over 2,000 totes to cancer patients in the United States thanks to donations and drives from individuals, community groups, church ministries and local businesses.
In 2018, Jessica Main was appointed President of Blessed Bag. Ms. Main was diagnosed in 2010 with Triple Positive Breast cancer at the age of 39. After eight months of chemotherapy, Ms. Main learned how the toxic mix of drugs affected the body during treatment. She worked closely with Kristina on identifying the items needed for the bags and volunteered when Kristina needed help with the charity. Years later, Ms. Main is cancer free and making Blessed Bag a personal mission to give hope and encouragement to people going through the same journey she traveled.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”– 1 Cor 13:13