Monthly Support Group Meetings

November Meetings & Happenings at Sherry's House


Circle of Healing/Mixture of Memories | Wednesday, November 12th - 6pm-9pm

This is a monthly peer support group for families who have lost a child to pediatric cancer.  Mixture of Memories is our sibling support group for children that meets during the Parents Meeting.  Dinner and Childcare provided.

Parent to Parent | Wednesday, November 19th - 6pm-8:30pm

This monthly support group is for parents who have a child on active treatment or is a survivor.  Parents support each other by sharing their experiences.  The group is facilitated by Danielle Perron, our Director of Family Services, and Fran Prunier, a devoted UMASS Memorial Hospital social worker. Any family with a child that has been treated for pediatric cancer is welcome to attend, regardless of the treating institution. Dinner and childcare are provided.

Family Dinner Pizza Party | Tuesday, November 25th - 6pm-8:30pm

With the holidays fast approaching there will plenty of home-cooked meals so we are throwing a pizza party!  Come eat some pizza, socialize with other parents and let the kids run wild with volunteers.  Just bring yourself, we will do all the rest!


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Love & Support for Families with Childhood Cancer

The Why Me organization was conceived and created by 13-year-old Sherry Shepherd during her four year battle with cancer. She was the very first patient at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center when they first opened their pediatric oncology department. Sherry found many wonderful ways to lift the spirits of her fellow cancer patients as a means to ease their suffering. During her struggle with cancer, she became an inspiration to all who knew her, especially the other children being treated for cancer that she met. In the last months of her life, Sherry became determined to do something that would have a lasting value in the community to help children with cancer. With the help of her dad, she founded the non-profit organization WHY ME, which stands for Worcester Help for Youth, Memories Everlasting.  Read More

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