In 2015, Harvard graduate and CEO of Thank God It’s Natural, Chris-Tia Donaldson was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 36. During her treatment, she learned that having money could make the difference between living and dying when it came to treating this condition. In her observation, very few organizations existed that provided support and social services to help women with transportation, child care, or seeking disability leave from their place of employment.
Chris-Tia Donaldson used her success in the beauty space to advocate for women experiencing financial difficulties, who are undergoing treatment, to highlight health disparities due to race and socio-economic factors, and to empower women to listen to their bodies.
The tgin Foundation facilitates a number of initiatives that lead back to our mission, such as our annual Cocktails for the Cure event.
In 2021, we went virtual with host Samantha Thomas and performances from DJ LMS, KLove the Poet, and Monica Nia Jones, Miss Chicago 2020.