I often feel excited when fall approaches as we begin fresh routines and anticipate all the things a new season can bring. Change can feel exhilarating as new crisp cool air arrives or contemplative as colorful leaves fall to the ground. At the same time, change can be difficult and unwanted – and that’s why we’re here.
A cancer diagnosis can bring a series of changes; to good health, to stability, to the future, to the ability to work, to relationships, and to everyday life. The sudden shift and sense of loss can be felt by those who are diagnosed as well as their loved ones.
Throughout it all, Wellness House is right there, all in and ready to help people navigate changes from the first moment of diagnosis. Catherine and Homer’s experience mentioned in the story on page 4 of this newsletter shares how new hybrid programs enable them to attend in-person programs right from home. They can log in, participate in an in-person group, and share honest feelings with people going through the exact same thing in a setting where in-person and online mesh together as one – all in at the same moment.
We’re excited about what the future holds for Wellness House, a future that will support even more people as they cope with cancer. You have been an important part of what we’ve done so far and what’s to come. Our expanded model of program delivery, in-person, online, on-demand, and now new hybrid programs, provide unparalleled access so that anyone at any time can weather the devastating changes that cancer can bring. Everyone and anyone can be all in. I invite you to be ALL IN at our annual ball on Saturday, October 15 at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. We hope to see you there and thank you for your commitment of energy and resources to those enduring the hardships of cancer.