In the past year, the company has launched impact initiatives such as hosting proms at children’s hospitals and starting their #BandTogether program where they partner with a childhood cancer charity and donate proceeds from sales to their mission. They’ve also joined hands with art therapy by having the patients create their own headbands with the flower crown kits they provide.
Today, Headbands of Hope is in over 2,000 stores across the United States and Canada. They’ve been featured on the TODAY Show, Forbes, Seventeen, Vanity Fair, People Magazine, Good Morning America and the headbands have been worn and supported by celebrities such as Khloe Kardashian, Lili Reinhart, Kelsea Ballerini, Lea Michele and more. Jess was named Women’s Health Magazine’s Ultimate Game Changer in 2017.
We believe headbands are a great way to restore confidence in kids during cancer treatment. That’s why at Headbands of Hope, for every item sold, a headband is donated to a child with cancer. We’ve even started a program where the kids can actually design and create their own headbands. To see a video of it, click here
We also want to be a part of the solution: a cure. That’s why we take nominations for childhood cancer charities to be a beneficiary for our headBAND Together weeks where we donate 10% of sales to the organization. Check out our giving gallery to see some of the smiling faces behind every purchase. See it here
JESS EKSTROM is the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, which to date has donated half a million headbands to children’s hospitals in 22 countries around the world, including every children’s hospital in the United States. She is the bestselling author of Chasing the Bright Side and she has been featured in major media outlets such as Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, Vanity Fair, Seventeen magazine,