Winston Churchill said, “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” For March’s Women’s History Month, please meet Gina L. Mulligan, a woman shaping our history.
Gina L. Mulligan is an author and the founder of the national charity, Girls Love Mail. Girls Love Mail collects hand-written letters of encouragement for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Since 2009, the organization has touched the lives of over 90,000 women!
Plus, Gina is the author of Remember the Ladies, a novel that celebrates strong women in history with a story about a powerful female lobbyist in 1887 trying to help pass an amendment for women’s suffrage.
In the midst of researching historical women for her novel, author and founder of Girls Love Mail, Gina L. Mulligan, was diagnosed with breast cancer. While undergoing treatment, Gina received over 200 supportive letters, many from people she'd never met.
"I'd been learning about courageous, inventive women for over 13 years, and then suddenly I was getting all these letters from amazing, real women. Letters are a precious gift with the power to heal," says Gina who started the charity as a way to give back.
But she didn't stop there. Gina's mission is to inspire women by sharing her story and inspiring others to remember our foremothers and be the next generation of women to remember.
A hand-written letter has the special power to heal. Girls Love Mail collects your hand-written letters of encouragement, bundles them, and sends them, via the caring staff at cancer centers and programs, to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Every letter is a gift from you to a woman going through a difficult time.
Be part of the 2017 MILES OF MAIL campaign to collect 26,000 letters this year. Plus stay connected and read responses from letter recipients! Visit http://www.girlslovemail.com/