Our HopeWear is adorned with our signature “dancing star” logo. The “Dancing Star” represents the “Dancing Diva” doll that Lanie gave to me upon celebrating her abstinence from gambling. On the back she wrote these words, which are etched in my heart and mind forever.
“My soul was born in 1955. My spirit found life in 2001. Thank you for your
loving guidance and encouragement as I continue to dance the dance of joy.”
Love Lanie 9-21-03
Lanie danced in the joy of recovery for a time…and then, sadly, she let her guard down against the disease of compulsive gambling. My sister Lanie died at the age of 52 due to an overdose of antidepressants, taken to numb the pain and shame that so often overwhelm the compulsive gambler.
By purchasing HopeWear and supporting Lanie’s Hope, your contributions will further our mission of advocating for awareness, education and treatment for those impacted by the disease of gambling disorder.
Thank you for supporting Lanie’s Hope.
May your days be filled with the Dance of Joy!
Lanie’s Sister and Founder of Lanie’s Hope
Bea Aikens couples her personal experience with extensive knowledge of the disease of compulsive gambling to build a compelling platform for civic, community and national organizations seeking knowledge and understanding of the disease of disordered gambling. To engage Bea for your upcoming event, contact her at
P.O. Box 60214
Boulder City, NV 89006