Welcome to Dorthea Martin's Personal Page
Cancer can feel overwhelming, for patients and their families. It can be confusing and frightening. Fortunately, when it comes to living with cancer, Wellness House is there.
The welcoming, encouraging feeling starts the moment you walk in the door. They aren’t located in a hospital or an office building. Rather, they are in a warm, friendly home in a neighborhood where you will find caring people with the expertise and eagerness to help. Their hope is that people will feel less alone, more informed, and more empowered to take on the challenge of facing cancer.
With support groups, exercise and nutrition classes, social events, and much, much more, Wellness House is designed to give back the strength, community, and control that cancer can take away. Since you can’t put a price on these things, they don’t either - there’s absolutely no charge for all of the programs and services that they offer.
Since November of 2008 I have been an active participant at Wellness House, attending exercise classes, cooking classes, support groups, meditation groups, seminars and lectures. I have received personal guidance in times of distress, and have made many life-long friends from Wellness House. This is a way that I feel I can give back to Wellness House for all that I have received, and continue to receive.
On March 16, 2020 Wellness House entered a new era by providing all programs online. In the past year of online programs, over 700 people made 4,300 visits. The need for online programs was immediately evident, and the response has been profound. Our community makes it possible for us to imagine how things should be and then make it happen. During this stressful time, people with cancer should be able to attend Wellness House programs in the comfort and safety of their homes. People with cancer still need to build community and know that they are not alone.
Because the health and safety of our community are our top priority, this year's Walk for Wellness House will be a “virtual” event, or an in-person event. The Walk for Wellness House will take place on May 02, 2021. We will still gather, but in our own "socially distanced" spaces. We will still build community, just like our participants are doing in online programs. We will still celebrate each step, honor those affected by cancer, and inspire a greater commitment to the future. Most importantly, support of the Walk means people affected by cancer #NeverWalkAlone.
This cause is very important to me, and I hope you will join me by making a generous donation and, if you are so inclined, walking with me.
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