St. Francis and Friends's Team Page for Walk for Wellness House May 4, 2014
Just little note about this link.
Like most, I get approached to participate in various causes, charities and organizations. In the past two years, I've had to soul search and narrow down the vast list. There are many I believe in and support, and then there are those I want to see flourish and for those I chose to give my full attention and time. Wellness House continues to be one of those I hope to see succeed.
Wellness House in Hinsdale, IL is a welcoming, friendly place (literally, a house) where individuals and their families living with cancer can find support and encouragement. Notice I said 'living' with cancer, because that's what it is all about - living. Services such as group support, cooking classes, exercise classes and a host of other events are free thanks to generous donations.
So now you're wondering my connection. Well, none at the moment. I thankfully have no one in my family with cancer presently. But, I wish Wellness House had existed for my mom. Mum passed away 20 years ago from lung cancer in Boston. She didn't 'live' with cancer, she suffered from it and hid her suffering from her family and friends. While I miss her everyday, my biggest regret is that we couldn't help her, she didn't have an outlet to let us in, so she shut us out. I don't blame her, she had no other choice.
Wellness House gives you a choice whether to live with, or suffer from cancer. I know she would've chosen a place like Wellness House had there been one for her.
For me, it was an easy choice to support Wellness House and the walk is one of my favorite days of the years. I truly feel like I do make a difference.