When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2018, I hit rock bottom, not knowing who to turn to nor where to go. I was introduced to the Wellness House from my hospital and got involved straight away.
The big "C" is a very scary, life-changing journey. The Wellness House has been a sanctuary for me, as well as for my family with the multitude of support, educational and wellness programs that they provide. It has put me back in control! It is a place where I feel safe and welcomed and feel comfortable to embrace the journey that has been laid out for me.
My first walk was last year May which occurred 25 days after my last chemotherapy session: the first milestone in my cancer treatment. Now, I have completed all my major therapies and am considered "cancer free". But due to the COVID19 pandemic, my team cannot walk together, so we will all walk virtually.
Participating and raising money for this walk is such a small token that I can do for the huge amount of love and support I have and continue to receive from the Wellness House. There is not ever a cost to anyone!
Last year, I raised just shy of $5,000. I have made that my goal again this year. So, join my team in the Walk for Wellness House on Sunday, June 28, 2020.! Walk with me (virtually)! And help me to support an organization that has been my rock and that of so many local people and their families who have been affected by cancer who find solitude at the Wellness House! Please check out my personal story at the link below. And I thank you ever so much for your support!
A Note from the Wellness House
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.
From Claudette: There is still time to walk virtually on my team or to make a donation. Follow the link below. 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.
My Personal Web Log
Where we Will Walk
If anyone wants to walk with me (6 feet social distancing course), we will share our location soon.
I will also Facebook Live our walk too!
Stay posted to this page, as well as my Facebook Page.
Thanks again for your donation!
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