SHERMAN, TX-A local non-profit opened the doors to its new office Tuesday, where they'll help women from all over Texoma who've been affected by breast cancer.
Just hours after Women Rock moved into their new office in Kelly Square in downtown Sherman, at least one woman had already applied for assistance to pay for a mammogram.
Dozens of people stopped in to check out the new "Women Rock" office at the third floor of Kelly Square Tuesday evening.
"My sister came down and said, 'you got to hurry there's a room full of people up there waiting for you.' And it was awesome," said founder, Luann Daniel.
Daniel founded the non-profit in October 2010 in memory of her friend, Susan Hicks, who lost her battle with cancer.
"Women Rock's" mission is to raise money to pay for mammograms for women who can't afford them on their own and to raise awareness of the importance of early detection. Now, this group that gives so much to the community is getting it back in full.
"This is just so amazing, we just had so many people pitched in. TexomaWraps did our wonderful wall mural and Knight Furniture donated furniture for us and Sofey Construction donated carpet," she said.
Breast cancer survivor Dianne Lehde said she's happy to have a place to share her story with other survivors.
"I've been a survivor for eight years now and it means so much to me. I've seen Luann talk about it and what she's gonna do and it's a dream come true," she said.
With it's pink walls, inspirational quotes and spaces for visitors to leave messages, Daniel said the new office is a comfortable place where they'll hold hold support groups for survivors, plan fundraisers and talk with any woman who needs help.
"It's like a real space, a real place that it's real to them now. It's not an e-mail address, it's not a home office, it's not a house in a neighborhood, it's a real Women Rock office and it means a lot," she said.
"I'm really excited about it. When you have had cancer or gone through cancer, you're excited about anything that comes along that can help someone else, so I'm really excited for Women Rock," said Lehde.
Daniel said the Women Rock office will be open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and they need volunteers to help run the office. For more information, the link is below.