By: Kris Kerlin, Director of Mission Impact
CanCare participated in the first Aldine Community Health Fair: His Health Matters Too that sought to bring awareness and prevention regarding prostate cancer, hosted by Greater Pure Life Church.
Through the generous support of pastor Dr. Darryl W. Broussard and organizer Amelia Day, the Health Ministry leader for Greater Pure Light Church, pictured below, CanCare was able to introduce many people to the services of CanCare and let the community know that no one needs to endure cancer alone.
It’s time to be pink – with October being breast cancer awareness month. I’m sure we all know someone affected by breast cancer. For me it is my aunt, my dearest two best girlfriends, and many, many of our volunteers. Of all of our active volunteers about 40% of them are breast cancer survivors or caregivers to someone with breast cancer.
This is a time of solidarity with the sisterhood and brotherhood (yes, males do get breast cancer and we have some volunteers and clients who are male survivors.) If you are dealing with breast cancer, we want you to know that you are not alone. You are in the company of many who are eager to provide you with support. Please reach out – no one should go through cancer alone. If you are a survivor and ready to give back, please join our CanCare family and be part of the beautiful virtuous circle of giving and receiving. We have one last training for this year November 16-17.
To learn more about breast cancer and the support available click HERE.