Annual Charity

PSPA HOST CITY CHARITY – 2017
The PSPA contact for the Host City Charity is Heather Shevchik-O’Brien hshevchik@gmail.com.

Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia is an organization that provides comprehensive support and care not only to those diagnosed with cancer, but also to their families and friends.

The organization has unique roots. In 1982 Dr. Harold Benjamin and his wife Harriet (who was diagnosed with breast cancer) opened The Wellness Community.  The Benjamins wanted to provide the same strength and encouragement to others that they had received from their family and friends. Gilda Radner, an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, was diagnosed with cancer and became a huge advocate for the Wellness Community. Ms. Radnor organized the Gilda’s Club for cancer patients and family. These two organizations merged and in 2013, the local organization was designated the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia.

This amazing organization ensures that cancer patients and their families and friends “are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community”. It provides free services for support, presents educational programs, raises funds, and offers various social activities for members to participate in, whether children or adults.

 

Please visit their website at http://cancersupportphiladelphia.org/ for more information.

Further details to follow.