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The Lydia Project

Lydia Project

Outdoor Hands is proud to support The Lydia Project, which provides free services to women any where facing any type of cancer.  This support includes ongoing correspondence and encouragement every month for at least twelve months.

Local Efforts

Locally, The Lydia Project grants funds for rent, utility, medical supplies, and prescription assistance to women who are unable to afford these basic expenses while undergoing cancer treatment and who reside in Georgia’s Burke, Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond Counties; and South Carolina’s Aiken and Edgefield Counties.

Daksha Chudgar Lydia House room 8_Coping with cancerWomen needing overnight stay to receive cancer treatment or testing in the CSRA find incredible help from Lydia’s lodging services.  The ten bedroom facility with twenty beds and a private bathroom for each room provides a retreat environment for women and their caregivers.  Women who reside more than thirty miles from Augusta or Aiken can stay at the Daksha Chudgar Lydia House for closer proximity to their physician or treatment site.

Every woman served receives a handmade, designer tote filled with encouraging items, Lydia’s copyrighted journal and Outdoor Hands skin care products.  Although each tote is unique in design, all are carried by a purple handle that is a visual bond between women coping with cancer.

Nationwide Network

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In many cities nationwide, physician offices and hospitals distribute Lydia totes directly to patients.  See if your community is already part of the The Lydia Project network.

Lydia provides physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare professionals a place to go for supportive and financial assistance for their patients. Just having the extra support Lydia gives makes an impacting difference in patients’ care. Lydia meets a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided. 

Women in all 50 states and many countries have received totes and support from The Lydia Project.   Dedicated volunteers all over the nation help make outreach possible to women served.