Oct. 15, 2011 -
On Saturday, October 15th staff from the Department of Urology sponsored the Men and Cancer Breakfast at the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center which is one of the initiatives of the DMG Charitable Fund. Volunteers graciously prepared egg casseroles; donated fruit, pastries, and juice for the breakfast; and got up early on Saturday to help set up, serve, and clean up.
LivingWell is a non-profit organization that provides free counseling and other support services to cancer patients and their families. Their main location is in Geneva, but they also counsel patients and family members at DMG’s Cancer Resource Center at our Ogden site. Once a month, men who have had cancer or who have helped a loved one live with cancer come together at breakfast to talk with each other, share stories and lend support.
The Department of Urology’s volunteerism was greatly appreciated by the men and the LivingWell staff.
The Executive Director, Nancy Vance, wrote “Please thank your wonderful team for doing such a great job at our Men and Cancer Breakfast last Saturday. Our participants were grateful for the delicious food and the warm and friendly company. Our staff and volunteers were also very grateful for the help!”
Jill Smallwood, a Program Director at LivingWell wrote “Just want to thank you and your DMG team for your help at the men’s breakfast this weekend. We got rave reviews on the food and the wonderful helpers from DMG!”
For more information about the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center you can visit their website at www.livingwellcrc.org or contact the DMG Charitable Fund Cancer Resource Volunteer, Tania Becke at 630 297 1285 or Tania.Becke@dupagemd.com.