April Support Group Meetings & Dinner

  Circle of Healing & Mixture of Memories Bereavement Group will be held on Wednesday, April 9th from 6-9pm. 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 up to age 12 that meets during the Parents Meeting.  A facilitator does activities with the children to work on expressing their emotions over the loss of their sibling. Dinner will be provided.


 Family Dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 15th from 6-8:30pm.   This monthly dinner gives parents a night off of cooking, playtime for kids and a relaxed social setting for everyone who attends. Childcare is also provided.


Parents to Parents Support Group will be held this month on Wednesday, April 23rd from 6-8:30pm. This monthly support group is for families in active treatment.  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 in active treatment is welcome, regardless of the treating institution. Dinner and childcare are provided.


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Upcoming Fundraising Events

Have a Heart Auction 04/11/2014

Come on down to Worcester State University on Friday April 11th at 6p...

Bruins Alumni Game - Program Book Sponsor04/13/2013

Place an ad in the Offical Program Book for the 2013 Why Me Allstars ...

You Gotta Have Heart Auction, Dinner & Dance - individual Tickets04/26/2014

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Why Me & Sherry's House - A History

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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