"These are the most amazing, loving, caring people; I have had the honor to know and am so very proud to be apart of WeCare in Marilyn's memory," said Heidi Stregiel, her daughter-in-law.
"One of the good things is that people are being more open."
WeCare is ready to hold its first informational meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday May 6 in the parish hall at St. James Episcopal Church. You should come if you have cancer, if you have been a caregiver or if you have a friend or family member with cancer. You should also come if you are fed up with how cancer is affecting our society. Come learn how you came make a difference. The committee hopes to provide support, education, resources, networking and advocacy.
"One of the good things is that people are being more open," said survivor Doreen Putnam, "and there is more awareness."
WeCare will also offer public ed programs to the broader community on a regular basis. This is about human touch - a pro-active group established in Marilyn Stregiel's spirit.
"Our focus is on positive aspects," survivor Kristen Rossi said. "It's not to commiserate."
The committee is David Bates, Colleen Fisher, Betty Knickerbocker, Kate Murphy, Ginny Pfau, Doreen Putnam, Kristen Rossi, Rosalind Schwartz, Ginny Shanley, Heidi Stregiel and Julia Wamp. For more information about the May 6 meeting contact Ginny at 685-8128 or firstname.lastname@example.org or David at 497-3446 or email@example.com.