Cindy Summers, founder of Cindy’s Hope Chest, has advocated for others who are going through different forms of cancer since 2010. She is a cancer survivor herself who defeated stage three breast cancer. She rang the bell in April 2009.

INDIAN TRAIL — Cindy Summers considers herself a helper and not a leader. That’s how she has kept her nonprofit, Cindy’s Hope Chest, steady since 2010.

She is heralded as a caregiver for others who are going through similar battles like what she went through with stage three breast cancer.