Hope for the Journey is Founded

Rosie Holley is the Founder and President of Hope for the Journey, Inc. A nonprofit that encourages the sharing of information in addition to fellowship amongst those suffering and recovering from breast cancer. She is an active member of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Greater Haralson County Chamber, Douglas County Chamber, Women's Business Alliance, Carrollton Civic Woman's Club, Carrollton Dawnbreakers Rotary Club, and American Business Women’s Association. She is an ACS Reach to Recovery volunteer. Rosie was a CNA and recently completed a nonprofit program through the University of West Georgia.

Rosie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. Since recovery, Rosie has dedicated herself to the Carroll County community and those suffering from breast cancer. Her organization, Hope for the Journey, has assisted over 300 women. Rosie’s dedication to God, her family, organization, and community is remarkable. She received the “Keys to the City” award in 2010 for her outstanding dedication to wellness in the community. In 2012, she was presented the “Let Us Make Man” award for excellence in family restoration. Rosie also received the “Dr. N Jane McCandless Volunteer Leadership Award” and the “Outstanding Citizen of Georgia” award. Most recently, she was nominated for the “Prestigious Lane Adams Quality of Life Award” and received the 2017 Diligence Award from the Adele Foundation.


Rosie is a woman of faith, courage, and determination. She is also a mother of three, and a grandmother. She encourages you to support her organization and cause. 


Our Vision

At Hope for the Journey, our vision is to create a community that supports and uplifts those fighting breast cancer, because no one should fight alone.


Our Mission

We wish to give hope to those facing breast cancer.


Our Programs

Programs include providing financial assistance, counseling, spiritual support, and insightful knowledge through our support groups and programming. Our organization strives to empower those women that have and continue to fight breast cancer.



If you're interested in volunteering at our Luncheon in the Pink, our support group or other events, please contact us. We'd love to have your help!


Hope for the Journey's Chaplain

​Faith Johnson is an ordained Baptist minister and is endorsed by the Progressive National Baptist Convention. She has served in various areas of ministry including children, youth, and administration. She currently serves as the Staff Chaplain for Tanner Medical Center where she leads the hospital in spiritual care matters and counseling.

Her ministry interests includes pastoral care and counseling (emphasis towards those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, persons suffering from illnesses, faith concerns, and clergy care and burnout prevention), lay leadership and ministry development, and community outreach. Faith is married to the Rev. Dr. Woodrow Johnson and they reside in Carrollton, Ga.

Board of Directors

Priscilla Clemons, RN

Being a breast cancer survivor, I enjoy being part of this organization because it is a valuable asset to those who have gone through or are going through breast cancer.

Vice President

Melanie Kirby, RN

When I moved back home to Carrollton, Georgia. in 2008 I was seeking opportunities to become more involved in my local community.  I was fortunate enough to connect with Rose Holly and have been involved with HFTJ since 2009.  It’s an honor to serve with such strong and determined women.


Donna K. Clark

Donna is a graduate of Shorter University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. She brings 26 years of tax preparation, business development, along with payroll and accounting experience. She has experience in setting up corporations, partnerships, and non-profit organizations. Donna is a QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor.  She resides in Douglasville, with her husband Gerald. They attend West Metro Church of God. They have three adult children and three grandsons.

Board Member

Dr. Barry Keaton, PhD

It is an honor to work along a dedicated team of people and be able to help families in West Georgia.

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Mayia Ali

My inspiration for joining the board was my dedication to assisting the community and lending a hand to those who need the support as they go through their journey. It's a privilege to be involved in an organization that impacts so many strong and beautiful women. 


Dr. Thelma W. Lucas

Dr. Lucas earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. She completed her internship and residency, as well as a fellowship, at the University of Illinois Hospitals and Clinics in Chicago. She is board-certified in gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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Gale Walker

I am an employee of Tanner Medical Center Carrollton, Ga.  I am a two time breast cancer survivor. Being a survivor inspires me to help others.

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Raul G. Zuzunegui, M.D.

I am a breast surgical specialist. Being involved with the Hope For The Journey organization allows me to contribute and participate in more than just the medical aspects of breast cancer care.  It is very satisfying to be involved in an organization that is doing so much to help women with breast cancer in our community.

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501(c)(3) Non-Profit

P.O. Box 1343, Carrollton, GA 30112

Phone: 770-214-1491

Text BEWELL to 44-321 to GIVE

Normal business hours don't always work for breast cancer patients or families in need. So please call or email us (below) any time. Include your name, contact info and need.
We'll respond as quickly as we can.