Monthly Support Group Meetings

During the winter months of Cold and Flu season we must ask all Sherry's House visitors to stay home if anyone in your family has a sniffle, cough or has been exposed to someone who has been sick.  We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

March Meetings & Happenings at Sherry's House


Circle of Healing & Mixture of Memories Bereavement Support Group | Wednesday, March 11 - 6pm-9:00pm  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 which 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.


Parent to Parent Support Group | Wednesday, March 18th - 5:30pm-8:30pm [Please note dinner will start at 5:30pm this month, with the meeting starting promptly at 6:30pm]

This month's special guest speaker:  Dr. Keith LevyDr. Levy will speak on a variety subjects and answer questions.  Some areas for discussion include but are not limited to – how a childhood cancer diagnosis affects each family member differently, how it affects relationships – parent, marital, sibling etc., how people learn to cope with a traumatic experience, and more.

Parents to Parents is our monthly support group for parents who have a child on active treatment or is a childhood cancer survivor.  Parents support each other by sharing their experiences.  The group is facilitated by Danielle Perron, our Director of Family Services. Any family with a child that has been treated for pediatric cancer is welcome to attend, regardless of the treating institution.

Family Dinner | Tuesday, March 24th - 6pm-8:30pm

Join us for a fun filled evening where you can take a night off cooking and social with other Why Me parents while your children play with other Why Me kids and volunteers.



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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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