On May 1, 2024, Robbin Schell invited the two co-presidents of The Tough Warrior Princesses: Patty Mellon and Sherri Ziomek to talk with us about their passion. What ensued was an exceptional, captivating presentation about a non-profit, all volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization that operates quietly here in Amesbury. This is best described in the follow excerpt from the TWP web site: www.toughwarrior princisses.com.
TWP is currently operating out of a third floor loft space that has been generously made available to them - however there is not an elevator, which is both an impediment to some of those that they support, and makes moving up the materials and goods for the 300+ TWP baskets per year and them moving them to the storefront on Friend Street for pickup, a considerable chore ---- if anyone knows of an alternate space that might be available please contact Patty Mellon at pattymellon@yahoo.com.
Who are the Tough Warrior Princesses?
Welcome to Tough Warrior Princesses (TWP), where we stand united in providing unwavering support, comfort, love, and resources to women affected by cancer. As an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization based in Amesbury, MA, we serve the vibrant communities of the north shore of Boston and southern NH. With a dedicated board of 10 directors and a passionate army of volunteers, we are committed to making a difference in the lives of those facing cancer.

When we hear of a woman who is newly diagnosed or facing a cancer recurrence, we work closely with their family or friend to arrange the delivery of a special Warrior Basket. These thoughtfully curated baskets are filled with essential items that offer comfort and support throughout diagnosis and treatment, along with inspirational pieces and valuable resources to guide them on their journey.

To foster connections and provide a space for support, we proudly host monthly Warrior Chats and a Warrior Yoga class.  These meetings bring together survivors and their caregivers, allowing them to share experiences, find solace in the company of others who understand, and gain strength from the power of community.

At Tough Warrior Princesses, we believe in the power of unity and collective action. Throughout the year, we organize numerous events designed to keep our network connected and supported. Together, we share a common goal of a world without cancer. As part of our commitment, a portion of our proceeds is dedicated to cancer research, contributing to the ongoing fight against this disease.

We invite you to watch our video, where you can witness the remarkable journey that led us to where we are today. It serves as a testament to our unwavering dedication and the positive impact we strive to make in the lives of those we support.

Join us on our mission to provide unwavering support, love, assistance, and comfort to those battling cancer. Together, we can make a meaningful difference until the day when a cure is found.