Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Compassion House Fundraiser

Compassion House is putting on its 9th annual Fork it Over fundraiser on January 30, 2009, at the Delta Edmonton South. The event is held in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Edmonton Mayfield and includes dinner, silent auction and a live auction with guest auctioneer Danny Hooper.

Tickets are $75 each or $750 for a table of 10. For more information, please contact Amy at 780.425.7224.

I visited Compassion House when it first opened in 2002. It is a beautiful house and provides a great service. They offer a home away from home for breast cancer patients and there families who have to travel long distances to Edmonton for treatment for breast cancer.

I think it is wonderful to have this home made available for ladies and their families as they struggle through their treatment. First of all the home itself is very 'homey' and supportive because everyone there is going through similar treatments and experiences.

I often think about people from out-of-town getting treatment, and that it must be very costly to travel back and forth, get hotel rooms to stay at and then purchase all their meals. I think about how lonely it must be.

That is all on top of dealing with cancer and it's treatment.

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