Founder's Story


Dr. Nicole Robinson is the founder of the Hatz 4 Hearts Foundation. She found purpose in her diagnosis.  After being diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer, her journey started with the focus of giving back as a simple gesture of HOPE.  

Hair loss can be one of the most distressing side effects of chemotherapy treatment. Admittedly, afraid of her prognosis of cancer, she was more afraid of losing my hair and identity as a woman. In April 2014, she began hosting events to collect new hats and headwear for cancer patients affected by chemotherapy.

Hatz 4 Hearts provides supportive services that include the distribution of new hats, headwear, scarfs, and wigs to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy; breast cancer awareness, education, and fundraising to support their efforts. All donations are "gifts of hope" offered FREE to patients, oncology clinics, and hospitals within the surrounding area. This simple gesture shows an act of kindness and provides hope to patients knowing they’re not alone in the fight.

In August 2015, Nicole began celebrating her survivorship through promoting breast health awareness and advocacy fueled by her cancer diagnosis.  She is lead by her passion and determination to invoke change through the simple gesture of giving. She acknowledges finding her purpose as a result of her cancer diagnosis.  

A simple gesture goes a long way… Give a Hat and warm a Heart!