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Stand Up To Cancer Day - Watch These Women Fighting Cancer Get The Amazing Gift Of Free Cleaning

Cleaning For A Reason provides the gift of free house cleaning to women undergoing any type of cancer treatments. Founded in 2006 by Debbie Sardine, this non-profit is changing cancer patient's lives!


The idea is to help women focus on getting better instead of having to worry about cleaning. And it seems to be working!

Over 1200 maid services are donating their time to help women who are battling cancer. So far "Cleaning for a Reason" has helped over 22,000 women receive the gift of a free cleaning!



"Women may be down in their health, but what we do lifts them right back up!" says cleaning technician, Kathy Steinkopf.

"It gave me a sense of peace knowing that the one thing I didn't have to worry about was my home." says cancer survivor, Stacey Schwinghammer.



Debbie Sardine, the president and founder of Cleaning for a Reason, is no stranger to cleaning. She owns Speed Cleaning, a manufacturer of green cleaning products and Buckets and Bows Maid Service, which cleans homes.

Thanks to her, women battling cancer can use their newfound hope and energy to fight and win their battle!


This HooplaHa original video is produced by Lucia Nazzaro and shot/edited by Joshua Wilkinson. To see more videos that focus on helping others, visit our YouTube channel and Facebook page.

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