Valentine's Day Gift - All Year Long...
Day is a time to send special greetings to people who we know and care
Did you know
that there are volunteers in the online breast cancer community who send
these messages every day. And you can be one of them.
Angels believe that people who are going through the breast cancer
experience with all of the physical, emotional and mental rigors of chemotherapy,
radiation, surgery, or other cancer therapies deserve some pampering and
special treatment! Volunteers provide just that.
Club was founded as a special place to offer support to cancer patient's,
survivors and families. Named for the comedienne Gilda Radner who died
of cancer, her living legacy is a home for comfort and sharing. There
are local clubs in most areas of the United States. Clubs have recently
opened in Canada and England. Volunteering at one of these provides an
opportunity to give back some of the comfort showered on us during our
breast cancer experience.
Lymphedema Network provides information on this neglected area of
our illness. Many post surgery or radiation patients develop swelling
that is often painful and have no idea what it is or what to do do make
it more comfortable. This organization provides "penpals" for lympedema
sufferers. If you have gone through this and can offer some support to
a fellow traveler, just visit the site and pick up a friend.
So if you
don't feel like just sharing your caring one day a year, join the ranks
of those who make it a daily routine. If you don't have the time or the
energy to give, send a donation - in a Valentine's Day card. Make sure
to use the Breast
Cancer Awareness stamp on the envelope!
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updated March 31, 2006