Diane's Legacy

Diane Glasscock was a constant support to her family and her community, and her legacy continues today in Diane's Helping Hands. Our organization was founded by Diane’s daughters, Tunisia and Crystal, inspired by their mother’s generous spirit during her life and her own journey with ovarian cancer. Diane gained her teal earthly wings on March 7, 2019. 

family picture of Diane and her daughters smiling at the camera
From left: Diane, Tunisia and Crystal.
Diane smiling and wearing a red shirt

Everyone’s Auntie Di

Diane had a nurturing spirit, and became everyone’s Auntie Di, other Mother, or Godmother. She was the seamstress for family and friends and enjoyed spending time making Prom dresses, African attire, and making needed alterations on clothing. With her love for arts & crafts, Diane enjoyed spending time with young children working on “special projects” to keep them busy. Diane was also known for her infamous homemade soup and "special" tea for anyone who was not feeling well.

Hope & Comfort

Diane brought comfort to so many people and, when she needed it, comfort was there for her. Her friends and family shared many stories of when "Diane made me this” or “ Diane sent me a card when I needed it." During her final hospital stay, Diane received a blanket from an organization that brought her warmth and security. Seeing how much these comforts meant to their mother and others in need, Diane’s family wanted to keep her legacy alive by making Hope & Comfort Kits for other women undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer.

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Individually or gathered together, we honor Diane with our Hope & Comfort Kits. Our flagship event is our Crafting for Cancer where family, friends, and members of the community gather to make no-sew blankets and prayer crosses and to write encouraging notes for cancer patients included in the Hope & Comfort Kits. We also include tea, journal books, puzzle books, fuzzy socks, tea, and soup in the kits distributed to patients.

In Her Honor

cute graphic of a teal awareness ribbon with th words "Diane's Helping Hands"


Diane’s family also saw the need to spread Ovarian Cancer Awareness, letting others know about the gynecological cancer as an attempt to lead to early detection in women. Diane’s Helping Hands spreads awareness throughout the community by sharing information online and through various community events, health fairs, and women's expos.

abstract graphical image of a shoe made up of teal awareness ribbons with the caption "think teal, walk proud"

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Walk

In addition, we hold an Annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness Walk at Dunkin Park (Hartford, CT) to celebrate with survivors, honor individuals lost, and encourage women currently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Visit our Annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness Walk page to find out more and register as a walker, volunteer, or sponsor.