"We help people and give them as much hope as we can," Brian says about the store. It's a thrift shop first and foremost, offering shoppers everything from mens, womens and kids clothing, books, and even wedding dresses.
But the main mission is to offer hope to those facing cancer, because Brian and Laurie know firsthand what a trying time it can be. "We tried to get help but nothing was out there," Brian says. So, they opened the store to help others who are facing the disease in their community.
"If somebody needs a wig, we will give them a wig for free. If someone comes in and is need of a prosthetic, which can be very expensive and not always covered by insurance, we'll give them one for free. If a woman's body shape changes and she needs help, we'll outfit her in clothes for free."
It's rewarding for Brian to see the smile on a person's face when they leave the store, because he know that he helped them feel better and gain back a bit of confidence. "A woman came in here and she looked up at me and said 'Because of this store, I feel like a woman again.' That's better than anything you can imagine," Brian says.
Visit the Pink Hands of Hope website to see how you can help out by shopping, donating or volunteering.