April was 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 have been asking for our support and many organizations and individuals would have hosted events for this great cause. No one knocked on our door or did I hear about any events that took place this year due to the lingering Covid situation but the Canadian Cancer Society still needs our help. If you did not get a special donor request in the mail, remember it is never too late to give to this worthy cause. We have our own Cancer society office in Chatham on St. Clair st. and there are events like the Mother's Day event to donate ot on the website.
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.
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.Again I have not heard the status of these competitions in light of health safety precautions but i will keep you up to date as they are announced.
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.