9 times out of 10 you or someone you know has dealt with the effects of cancer. I myself have lost loved ones to the disease. At the end of the day cancer does not discriminate based on age, nationality, sexual orientation or gender and is a terrifying thing to experience for both those diagnosed and the people who love them.
Thankfully there are organizations like Walk With Sally…
If you’re a frequent reader of the blog you may remember me talking about the organization’s annual fund raising event “White Light White Night” here and here. This last Walk With Sally event “Because of you” was a thank you to all who helped raise the $250,000 needed to make the “White Light White Night” a success. Because of the funds donated, Walk With Sally can continue creating a safe haven for children who have a parent struggling with cancer, and by connecting them with a mentor who has dealt with the same life changing event these kids have someone who can offer both their support and empathy.
Not only a thank you from Walk With Sally’s organizer’s, the event was also an opportunity for us to see the program in action. After hearing first hand from a mentor and mentee currently active in the program, we were able to see how much of a difference is being made in the lives of these children and the adults who support them.
I’d like to thank Walk With Sally for allowing Weekends With Winter to cover the event, I am truly inspired each and every time I witness how this organization is changing lives and supporting people struggling with this awful disease.