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Welcome to Making Chemo Bearable

It is my prayer that you will benefit from my experiences with cancer as you, or a loved one, enter the unfamiliar territory of a new cancer diagnosis. A diagnosis of cancer can be an overwhelming experience which causes emotional feelings of hopelessness, fear, disbelief, anger, guilt, sadness, depression, and loneliness. The "C" (Cancer) word, has such a negative connotation attached to it. However, it's not only about the disease and its effects, it is about the people who love you most and enter into this period of time with you, they are your Caregivers.

Make Chemo Bearable (MCB) exists to provide awareness, education, support and hope to individuals during their cancer journey, specifically targeting those from under resourced, underrepresented and underserved communities.

We believe a knowledgeable, supportive and caring environment provides HOPE to individuals on the cancer journey. Helping Survivors Find Joy in the Journey!

Ragina Ireland - Making Chemo Bearable
Ragina Ireland

Upcoming Events

Featured Event - Line Dancing - September 30

Line Dancing Makes Chemo Bearable. This is a Breast Cancer event to bring awareness and assist survivors to “Find Joy in the Journey”.

When: September 30, 2023 - 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: The Summit, 2975 Esplanade, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Who: Teams and Individuals Welcome

Honorary Chairperson
Deborah Peoples - Community Leader

A $10 donation is requested but not required to assist with the mission of Making Chemo Bearable - a non profit organization.


Gifts for Chemo Patients

June 30, 2023 – Dallas Texas – Fox News – Two North Texas women drawn together by personal and family experience with breast cancer have collaborated to spread a little joy to others taking chemotherapy. They want to help people during their treatments that can cause them to be very sick while fighting the disease. On the last day of June for the past five... Continue reading

Advocacy Summit in Washington D.C.

Ragina was as on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. with Susan G. Komen for the Advocacy Summit where we conducted over 200 meetings with Congressional offices.  We are advocating for the Access to Breast Cancer Diagnosis Act, Screens for Cancer Act. and the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act. She am advocating because she is a 13 year survivor and wants to decrease the... Continue reading

Event Gallery

"Mission Possible" Movie Event Chemo Day Advocacy Summit in Washington D.C. FIre Side Chats


Legislation – H.R. 549

H.R. 549, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act The Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act would waive the five-month waiting period for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the 24-month waiting period for Medicare benefits for eligible individuals with metastatic breast cancer. Specifically, the bill eliminates the 5-month waiting period for SSDI... Continue reading

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