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    Day Two: Cancer Support Community Christmas Tour of Homes

    Sunday, December 2, 2012

    People think that charities are very serious things. That to give of your time and donate is a very serious thing. Sometimes this is true. Other times, however, while the cause is grave, you can have a very fun time with your donation. I wanted my daughter to see that sometimes when you give, you also receive. So when my dear friend, Maria, asked us along on a Christmas Tour of Homes, I quickly accepted her invitation.

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    I did this for two reasons. For one, it would be exciting to see some grand California homes prettied up for the Holidays. Talk about inspiring! On the other hand, going would be a great idea since all the proceeds went right to the Cancer Support Community. Those of you who know anything about my family will understand how dear this subject is to my heart. My brother died from brain cancer, my mother is a breast cancer survivor, my father has had basal skin cells removed. Needless to say, cancer is an issue that hits directly home.

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    Eldest and I were glad to walk through some really beautiful homes with our friends. But more than that, we were happy to give to a necessary support system to those affected by cancer.

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    Here's a little bit more about the CSC. As everyone has been touched by cancer in way or another, I'm sure you'll agree it's a worthy cause.

    The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. Likely the largest employer of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals in the United States, CSC offers a menu of personalized services and education for all people affected by cancer. Its global network brings the highest quality cancer support to the millions of people touched by cancer. These support services are available through a network of professionally-led community-based centers, hospitals, community oncology practices and online, so that no one has to face cancer alone.

    In July 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club Worldwide joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. By helping to complete the cancer care plan, CSC optimizes patient care by providing essential, but often overlooked, services including support groups, counseling, education and healthy lifestyle programs. Today, CSC provides the highest quality emotional and social support through a network of more than 50 local affiliates, 100 satellite locations and online. Click here to read more or donate.

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    Friends, it's been a busy weekend, but we're feeling great as we head into day three of our Christmas project. We hope to see y'all over thest next few weeks!


    2 Responses to “
    Day Two: Cancer Support Community Christmas Tour of Homes

    Ruth said...

    I am sure you got a lot of great ideas while doing something for such a worthy cause so close to our hearts

    Elizabeth Quon said...

    Ruth, we really did! In fact, we stumbled right into one while grabbing some "warm-me-up" coffees at the end of the evening!