Cancer support group spreads hope in Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The American Cancer Society predicts there will be 16,080 new breast cancer patients and 2,700 deaths in Texas this year.

Sunday, an organization that helps people afflicted with the disease made a stop in Austin

The non-profit charity Little Pink Houses of Hope uses donations to send families that have a member with cancer on free vacations.

Volunteer Kristie McFarling says it helped her family deal with the treatments after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

“To be able to go on a vacation… to go out and have fun and also connect with other survivors across the country… it’s really healing,” she said. “It really gives you a sense that you’re not in this alone but it gives you other resources and other people to connect with.”

This marks the first nationwide tour for Little Pink Houses of Hope. The group hopes spreading their name across the country will allow them to help more families. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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