Hey Jude World Wellness Walk
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No matter how someone has been affected by cancer — maybe they've been diagnosed, have a family member who’s living with cancer, or are a caregiver — you're welcome at Wellness House. Learn new skills, get information, and join others when you take classes, practice healthful living, reduce stress, and more. All Wellness House programs and services are led by experts, designed to prepare and empower you to fully live life with cancer. All at no cost to you.
Everything Wellness House does is to prepare and empower people to fully live life with cancer and beyond.
Wellness House experts, specialists and programs focus on individual needs of people through every step of cancer - before, during and after treatment.
The welcoming, encouraging feeling starts the moment you walk into one of the programs. Wellness House is designed to give you back the strength, community and control that cancer can take away.
You can't put a price on what Wellness House provides. So we don't. Thanks to the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations that provide gifts to Wellness House, there's absolutely no charge for all programs and services.
I hope you will join me by making a donation to help me reach my fundraising goals but more importantly to support help people in our community and around Chicagoland fully live life with cancer and beyond.
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WHY I am walking <3
My dad was the Head of Cardiology for Hinsdale Hospital during my childhood. He battled polycystic kidney disease until he underwent a kidney transplant in 1981 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
My dad lived believing and walking the walk that every day was a good day, even in the face of disease and illness. I never saw him look on the cards he was dealt as anything but positive.
Neal Coleman was a man of faith and it was evident in everything he did, whether it was his own illness or in one of his patients. He deeply cared about people and was truly a healing man by work and by example.
If you can't tell, my dad was my rock, my mentor, my advocate, my best friend. He was my hero. He died ultimately of skin cancer in 2014. I had battled breast cancer in 2011. Like my father, my illness really never got me down, it was just a bigger challenge than I'd ever faced before.
When my dad passed away in 2014, my cancer came back about a month later. Again, I honestly just kept fighting the way my dad had taught me, by continuing to put one foot in front of the other and to see the light at the end of tunnel.
I lived in Florida for 20 years and during my cancer treatment. I was blessed to have an organization similar to Wellness House in Florida. The women, volunteers and medical staff that work with programs like Wellness House are truly angels on this earth.
I have stopped the War on My Rack. As a two time breast cancer survivor and the daughter of a parent that lost the cancer war, I want to do whatever I can to help the people and their families that are fighting their battles. Whatever effort I can give, through fundraising or time, or any opportunity that may present itself, it is my turn as a survivor to give back. I am here, I am lucky, and I am grateful. Let's end this! ❤"
by Judith Coleman on Tue, Apr 30, 2019 @ 9:44 AM
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