June 5th, 2015 at 10:00 am

Terri Repetto Photo

As a breast cancer survivor, Terri Repetto knows what it’s like to look–and feel–gray.

“When I was going through chemotherapy and radiation, I was gray, and I saw that other patients in the cancer unit looked the same way. You could see it in their eyes, and their skin,” said Terri, a REALTOR®-Sales Associate in our La Jolla office.

So to help cheer the lives of those undergoing similar treatments, she has begun a drive to help them look and feel their best. She is collecting hats, scarves, necklaces, new earrings, and other accessories to distribute to patients at the David and Donna Long Center for Cancer Treatment at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa. The only thing she wants in return is a smile.

Terri started a similar drive five years ago when she was undergoing treatment in Pennsylvania, her previous home. After she encouraged parishioners at her church to donate, word spread to o2015-05-28-17.38.23ther churches, and then to stores in town.

“The response from patients was awesome,” Terri said. “It put smiles on their faces, and that was wonderful. It helped them from looking gray.”

She is accepting donation drop-offs at the following locations:

Terri also can arrange for donations via mobile phone at 484.225.7344, or email at

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