This year, we are raising funds for Chemoangels, an organization staffed by volunteers, who endeavor to bring some light into the lives of those undergoing chemotherapy or other cancer fighting protocols.
Here’s their mission statement:
Chemo Angels is a volunteer organization dedicated to adding a ray of sunshine to the lives of those undergoing IV chemo treatment. We believe people going through the physical, emotional and mental rigors of chemotherapy deserve some encouragement. Many of our Chemo Angel volunteers are cancer survivors themselves, or people whose lives have been affected by cancer in some way. Our common denominator is a desire to brighten the lives of cancer patients while they are going through this challenging time.
I also am partial to their Senior Angels program (my mom was part of that):
More and more of our elders find themselves lonely, abandoned and neglected. Particularly those who are in nursing homes, convalescent hospitals, or ill stricken at home. Senior Angels – a brain child of Chemo Angels – is a program dedicated to adding a ray of sunshine to the lives of older people. The common denominator of its volunteers is to brighten the lives of senior citizens and to let them know they are not forgotten.
If you want to do something but aren’t sure what, I highly recommend this wonderful organization. More about it in posts to come.