It's that time of year--when Team Chevrier joins together in memory of Rob Chevrier and other family members lost to cancer, and to honor our cancer survivors, as we raise funds for CancerCare. With the annual CancerCare Walk for Hope suspended in this year of so many changes, CancerCare has instead asked each team to Do Something on their own--and Team Chevrier will be taking our traditional 5 km walk simultaneously, but virtually, with team members walking in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Team Chevrier includes both family members and friends, who joined the CancerCare effort nine years ago--the year after my kids lost their father to cancer. CancerCare was there for us during those initial, difficult years, becoming like family in their support, and we want to ensure they can be there for cancer patients and their families for years to come.
Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. It benefits some 170,000 people each year through in-person, online and phone counseling; last year it provided $39.7 million in financial assistance to 24,767 people. And it provides educational resources through workshops, presentations, websites and publications, with last year’s offerings benefiting 70,067 participants and 2.4 million website visitors. Yet compared to larger and better-known organizations, its fund-raising efforts are small, which limits the amount of help it can provide. It is able to employ fewer and fewer social workers each year. It depends on fundraisers like the walk to be able to provide these services free of charge.
Please support our family’s "virtual" walk and CancerCare’s ability to benefit others by making a contribution today!