My name is Jessica Ekstrom (you can call me Jess).
During the summer of 2011, I did an internship at a wish-granting organization.
I found that girls loved to wear headbands after losing their hair to chemotherapy. Therefore, during my junior year of college, I founded Headbands of Hope.
For every headband purchased, one is given to a child with cancer and $1 is donated to a childhood cancer organization of your choice.
Since I launched Headbands of Hope in April 2012, we've donated headbands to every children's hospital in the United States. We've even started a boys line of buffs so we can help all kids at the hospitals.
I didn't have a business degree. I didn't know how to manufacture a product. All I had was an idea and the passion behind it. Read more about my journey on my blog or let's chat on your campus.
Let's spread hope in all kids...one headband at a time.