Everyone has a true purpose in life, but sometimes it’s not awakened until the worst moments of our lives. When tragedy struck Lavar Jacobs, his calling became very clear. And now he’s fulfilling his purpose with a nonprofit for women battling breast cancer.
"The inspiration came from my mother. She lost a pretty long battle with breast cancer in 2009, and my mom was my best friend," says Lavar. "So, I was with her battling cancer and saw the difficulties she had to go through, and it really spoke to me. And I was there in the room when she took she took her last breath and passed away, and it changed me. I started “Not Just October” to spread breast cancer awareness 365 days a year."
Check out the video to see how Lavar's organization help change the life of someone special, Daphine.
"Not Just October" services are free of charge to women who are currently battling breast cancer in the Arkon, OH area. Services such as mowing grass, trimming trees, planting flowers, snow removal, home cleaning plus more! Lavar is able to provide any service a woman needs as long as he has the funds to do it!
"Recently a woman contacted me who broke her glasses and she couldn’t see so I made sure she got glasses. We also provide gift cards for groceries and things like that because a lot of these women are struggling financially because they can no longer work. I just try to do anything I can."
Steve Harvey wants to support Lavar's mission to help women with breast cancer. He reached out to his friends at Green Gobbler - the most powerful, safe, eco-friendly alternative cleaning products around - to donate $5,000 to Lavar's organization Not Just October.