Providing Breast Cancer Care Baskets, especially for breast surgery recovery
Wings of Angels http://recoverwithangels.com/
My name is Linda Fisher, and the idea for my Gift Baskets came to me after undergoing a double mastectomy in January 2003.
Wings of Angels (www.recoverwithangels.com) has beautifully designed baskets for the recovering breast cancer surgery patient -- easing discomfort and to help calm the spirit, relieve stress and anxiety.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Speaking Engagements - Nervous, but a good thing.
It was so nice when WGAL interviewed me and did the piece. My preparation required cleaning my house rather than figuring out exactly what to say.
That's me (Linda) on the left...at a Lancaster area Rotary function
I've been doing speaking engagements, on topics near and dear to my heart, such as cancer recovery issues. Sure makes me plenty nervous!, but it's a good way to reach out in our community about cancer survivorship issues while working on my public speaking. Here I'm with Kathy Spence of Home Helpers in Willow Street. There must be a better term to explain thriving through cancer recovery, since being labeled as a "survivor" has its positive and negative connotations, especially for those who haven't personally been closely touched by the experience.
It's also fun to do things like breast cancer events. Not only do I get the "oohs" and "aahs" on my baskets, but it's wonderful to see what everyone else is doing. For example, at Empowered by Pink, there was a survivor that made stylish and beautiful head coverings. Fills a true need for cancer patients, but were just stunning for anyone to wear!...they were that good.
Spring is here!, and so soon is the Lancaster area Relay for Life, held at Conestoga High School on starting Friday, June 10 and finishing up on Saturday, June 11. Less than two months until Relay for Life. Time is sure moving along fast. I've got a couple of baskets being raffled off by Relay teams as fundraisers; it's sure nice to help in that way. Makes money for American Cancer Society, and brings joy to the basket winner. :-)