Instead of shutting down free support programs for those living with cancer, the suburban Chicago non-profit Wellness House said participation has increased during the coronavirus pandemic.
“While the rest of the world might have been pausing because of COVID-19, cancer wasn’t. In fact, lots of people felt a greater sense of concern, anxiety and isolation,” said Lisa Kolavennu, executive director of Wellness House, based in west suburban Hinsdale.
Wellness House moved quickly to get dozens of its programs online within 36 hours of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay at home order.