Friday, May 17, 2019
Monday, May 13, 2019
Join Beth Popp, MD, FACP from Mount Sinai, NY from 6-7pm on May 22 and bring your questions. She will be leading a discussion on the benefits of palliative care.
Palliative care is specialized medical care focused on relieving the symptoms and stress of serious illness. It’s appropriate at any age and any stage, and can be paired with curative treatment. The goal is to improve quality of life.
To sign up, follow this link.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
When I spoke to her not even two weeks ago, she floated the idea of traveling across country on a teal motorcycle to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and raise funds for two important organizations dear to her: Turning the Tide, and the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.
So it's no surprise that she has now officially kicked off her campaign to raise $50,000. As she puts it, she's on an "accelerated life plan" meaning when she thinks something is important, she's going to do it. Not next month, not next year. NOW. Since September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, she will spend September driving across country, stopping along the way to talk about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, raising money along the way.
How can you help? By going to her GoFundMe page, Teal on Wheels and making a contribution in ANY amount. It's about the power of collective giving - and NO donation is too small. And while you're on that page, consider linking to FB - it can really boost donations.
I am proud to be on her team of volunteers and I hope that you'll join us in making this happen.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019
|Anne & Dick acknowledging 18 years of attendance at SWoH|
Today, our own Anne, Dick, Marilyn and Cathy led a gynecological group for caregivers and their partners. We listened to each other's stories in one group while partners/spouses met in another.
I met a woman today in the gynecological group who has come for the first time. Shy and nervous, she admitted to me during the breakout session led by Anne, Dick, Marilyn and Cathy that this was exactly what she was hoping to find this weekend. My only problem was that there wasn't enough time to continue to talk with all the wonderful women I met. We were able to talk to many of them about our TTT retreat and hopefully we'll see some more new faces there this year.
Yesterday we heard from the VT governor, Phil Scott, who talked about his aunt co-founding an organization that awards small grants to singles and families struggling with the financial burdens of cancer. It awarded over a million dollars last year to local residents - that's the power of collective giving and community. And really, isn't that the power that Anne harnessed back in 2009 when she created TTT? It starts with the vision of one person - just like Stowe Weekend of Hope.
Thank you Stowe, thank you Anne, and thanks to all my sisters and their partners for this gift of renewal and connection.
|Karen Newman, World Record-holding Triathelete, gave an inspiring keynote address and as a bonus to all of us, we each got a copy of her book.|
|A group of us just chillin' at our generously donated and absolutely spectacular home in Stowe|
|We all fought over playing with her!|
Friday, May 3, 2019
The theme for today is movement and the offerings for participants include yoga, aqua aerobics and a guided walk in the woods.
What matters to me is the wonderful camaraderie that I find when getting together with our TTT Sisters. Some of our partners/spouses are able to join us and that’s always an added bonus.
For a list of today’s offerings, follow this link. I’ll be posting throughout the weekend so stay tuned!