Jen Coffel and Kim Bavilacqua

Co-founders, Handing Hope

Jen Coffel is co-founder of Handing H.O.P.E. and is responsible for vision, strategy, and national fundraising efforts. Jen obtained her bachelor’s from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has over ten years’ experience in the wellness industry. Jen is an author and speaker. She has been featured and recognized on ABC News and the Chicago Tribune for her work in helping others. Her innovative and down to earth style sets her audience at ease and empowers them to receive her message of wellness.

Kim Bavilacqua is the co-founder of Handing H.O.P.E. With a Bachelors of Social Work, Kim has been teaching wellness for 10 years. As a co-author of the awareness program, The No Toxin Zone, Kim is able to share her passion for helping others to be proactive about their own health through prevention and education. A “master planner,” Kim’s expertise is in organizing and implementing corporate events and wellness workshops.


Be Well Assured

Publication Date: October 2016

Cancer is an epidemic. It takes our loved ones every day, and it respects no race, age, or gender. Have youever wondered why? What if there was something you could do to prevent it? Inside you will discover the truth about toxins. Learn how “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and how small changes through everyday choices can make a big impact on your health. Are you or someone you love battling cancer? You will be inspired as you read the stories of countless others who have not only found hope but have also found wellness. Authors Jen Coffel and Kim Bavilacqua share their personal sources of strength and reveal how Kim conquered fear in her cancer battle and how Jen found hope after cancer claimed the lives of her dad, mom, and best friend. No matter where you are on your personal journey, you can Be Well Assured at the heart of cancer there is HOPE.

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