Friday, February 28, 2014

Chemo Angel Program-Scrap and Card Make for a Cause

Every year, I volunteer as a Card Angel for Chemo Angels, on behalf of cancer patients. Although, I don't have time to be in there for them in full support. A little note or card, sometimes a small handmade gift will brighten up their day.

How did it start?

My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, and was given 6 months to live. He did the best he could with chemo treatment and it extended his life to one more year. I would doodle, draw, and color little notes for him, whenever I could. He liked it a lot.  I once saw a feature in Paper Crafts Magazine, about a non-profit organization that sends out cards to cancer patients for supporting them through their treatments.

What is a Card Angel?

I would like to keep up that tradition of brighten day for another cancer patient. Being a card angel is committing to send a note, card, and sometimes a small gift to your assigned cancer patient.

Where is Chemo Angels?

Chemo Angels is located in California. 
P.O. Box 1971 
Julian, CA 92036

What is it like being a Card Angel?

Although, Chemo Angels has many other forms of support, I chose to be a  Card Angel. This program is designed to send a message of support for your assigned patients. It's not an open pen-pal program. Starting out, you're informed that your patient may not write back.  So it's just sending cards and such to a friend, as a surprise. It's very rewarding that you're brighten up a patient's life. I've done it for the last 4 years, some of my patients have passed on and some have beaten cancer totally.

I would love to invite you to become a Card Angel Program, so you can send your message of hope to someone else.

For more information, please visit, Chemo Angels- Support people with cancer

Taken from Chemo Angels website:

The Chemo Angels program offers support to those who find themselves in the most challenging situation of their lives – battling a cancer diagnosis and undergoing IV chemo treatment.      Our volunteers support their “buddy” throughout their journey with cards, uplifting messages, supportive words and lots of positive energy. The encouragement our Angels provide helps give patients the comfort and confidence of knowing they are not alone in their fight.      The goal of Chemo Angels is to help fuel a positive attitude and aid in the road to recovery. Volunteers find that providing emotional support is a most rewarding experience.

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