As a college student, Jess Ekstrom interned at a wish-granting organization for kids with life threatening illnesses. She noticed that a lot of the kids loved to wear headbands after hair loss from chemotherapy. Armed with inspiration, Jess founded Headbands of Hope during her junior year in 2012. For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. HOH has grown to impact hundreds of thousands of people with a simple accessory, but it all started with a single idea to act.