April is Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer Society

April is Cancer awareness month. Unfortunately, we have all been touched in some way by this terrible disease. The Canadian Cancer Society funds research on all types of cancer, offers information on cancer, treatment and risk reduction, and provides amazing support for those suffering with cancer as well as family members and friends. In normal times, canvassers would  be asking for our support and many organizations and individuals would be hosting events for this great cause. I do not know how this will be handled this year with the Covid-19 virus pandemic but the Canadian Cancer Society still needs our help. I am sure there will be a special mailing to homes that are usually canvassed but stay tuned and be ready to give whatever you can.
Many of us remember the Celebrate Life Fashion Show to honor Cancer Survivors held for several years and attended by many. Marie Anderson of Nina Marie's Boutiques started the Celebrate Life Fashion Show to honor her mother's fight with breast cancer. All the models for the show were Cancer Survivors and as each model shared his or her personal cancer journey; the evening became much more than just a Fashion Show but a touching and inspiring evening of Hope. A couple of years ago, the organizers decided to vary the program and held a very successful fundraiser for our own Chatham-Kent Hospice in October called 'Handbags for Hospice' If you have ever had a loved one fighting Cancer or another terminal illness and he or she spent their last days at the Hospice, you know what a remarkable place it is and how fortunate we are to have it here in Chatham-Kent. Watch my blog for further details on any upcoming events once this Covid-19 crisis is over.
Just one of the great programs available for breast cancer survivors to participate in is the Breast Buddies Dragon Boat Team for Chatham-Kent. I posted an article on this most rewarding program a couple of years ago.  I knew nothing about it and was very impressed with the family -like comradery among the team members and the accolades of the members for its awesome support. The team competes across the country 4 times each year.
Chatham-Kent has many worthwhile causes but the Canadian Cancer Society is one that is unfortunately through exposure in one way or another, close to many of our hearts. Give generously. Chatham-Kent is the affordable giving community. It is the ideal location to live, work, raise a family, relocate to or visit. Call me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage for all your Real Estate needs and visit my website for Chatham-Kent events and Happenings and Choice Properties for Sale.