Laugh at Cancer Support Community Newsletter The Laugh at Cancer Support Community is a support network for families that have been touched by cancer…directly or indirectly! Our mission is to help all families facing cancer’s touch and restore hope in all families.
No one should ever have to face cancer’s touch alone! The support network was built this support network to allow members to communicate with Join our mission in helping families touched by cancer and restoring their hope. We believe that laughter is an important tool in the fight against cancer for the patient and the families.
Come lean on our Wings of Hope and support other members facing cancer’s touch. We welcome all ages and nations to join in our mission. Help us spread the word about our support community and its mission to help families in need on emotional support other families, who are dealing with this devastating disease.
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Wings of Hope Project
This year, I am collecting Thinking of You cards, in order to give them out at local nursing homes. During last year, my grandma stayed in several nursing homes and I noticed that there were many patients that didn’t get visits from their family members or their friends. I decided to try and make a difference in their lives in some way. I began thinking about collecting Thinking of You or packages of ten blank greeting cards to give out to each and every patient.
How you can help
With the help of my Support Community staff, we have begun collecting greeting cards , but we need help in order to reach our goal of 120 greeting cards. However, instead of buying a single greeting card, take a moment to look for a cheap pack of Thinking of You greeting cards online or offline. Sometimes, dollars stores or Wal-Mart may have these packs of cards, as well as vendors online.
Author Crystal S. Kauffman
A Glimpse in My Life
Hi, my name is Crystal S. Kauffman (Pen Name: Imogen Rayne). I am a freelance author, poet, songwriter, and novelist. I am looking forward to starting a career, as a telecommuter or web content producer. Since, I started writing 15 years ago; I knew I had finally found my passion in life. I have always wanted to write for a magazine or website that allows me to make a difference in the lives of my fans.
In May 2006, I graduated from a freelance writing program for Children and Teenagers. I began writing short stories, poetry, songs, and studying ancient history like the Bible. History fascinates me. I hope to achieve more accomplishments and earn my place in the writing world…one article or novel at time! Currently, I have earned an Associate Degree in Business Arts and a Bachelor’s In Communication from the University of Phoenix. Right now, I am currently working on several novel ideas, which will be for all different ages. I am looking for an editor, who can help me polish off my completed manuscript. I have a poetry collection and short stories for children collection that is available online.
To learn more about me, please visit my Facebook Page and read my blogs. Thankfully, I am a ten year cancer survivor, who is blessed with three wonderful children, who are my biggest fans. On November 2006, I married my fiancé of almost 8 years and I am looking forward to having long life with him. I enjoy writing something every day and meeting new people through the Laugh at Cancer Support Community that I built on Facebook.
Our mission is to help families touched by cancer whether…directly or indirectly! No family should have to face cancer alone, so help me create a place where people can reach out for help. We have two major projects we promote each year that are making a difference in the lives of the patients we have met. One is called Wings of Hope, which sends cards out to local hospitals or nursing homes at least twice a year. Furthermore, we also have a project called Blankets of Hope, which we collect fleece throw blankets, Christmas cards, and small gifts for each Christmas. Help us make a difference, by working together to help families or patients, who may not have anyone visiting them.
Crystal S. Kauffman
(AKA) Imogen Rayne
My Web Page: http://www.crystalskauffman.com
Blankets of Hope 2013
By, Crystal S. Kauffman
This Christmas, help me spread the joy of Christmas cheer to the patients in local nursing, which my grandmother is in. Some patients have no family and would enjoy receiving the small gifts from someone. There are many ways you can help like you can donate signed Christmas cards, small gifts and/or, throw blankets. I have already obtained permission to give out the gifts on December 23, 2013, so they must be donated before Dec. 15, 2013.
The blankets are desperately needed, because the patients tend to get the chills and a fleece throw blanket would be perfect on warming the up. The must be a typical sized throw blanket, so it is easy for the patient to carry with them. The blanket will represent all of the people out her thinking about them during the holidays. Please feel free to send the blankets to me and my address is at the bottom of this article.
The Christmas cards should be signed with your family’s name or you may allow everyone to sign it. Children can make homemade cards or they can draw pictures. I am hoping to get enough things to give out to each patient there. Additionally, write Patient on the front and Christmas on the back of the envelope. These cards seem to brighten the patient’s day and are generally inexpensive, since money is tight in this economy.
Small Gifts The patients love getting small gifts like figurines of any kind. I usually go to the dollar store and get some from there for cheap, but this year I cannot afford to buy them myself. So, if you would like to volunteer and help me gather up some cute small figurines like angels. Most patients love getting an angel for Christmas with a card and a blanket. This shows that there are people out in the world who do care about them, even if they have no family coming to see them.
You can help by donating any of these items and sending to the address at the bottom of the page. Patients will be thrilled and feel blessed to receive anything that you can donate. Without the kind donations of others helping me, I cannot possibly give something to all of the patients. Let’s make a difference together by bringing a little love and cheer. If you live in Jacksonville, Florida and want to be a volunteer, please email me for my number.
Currently, we have until Dec. 15th, 2013, in order to collect the donations needed to make this a day that the patients will remember. Please consider helping me bring a little joy into the life of each patient that I will meet on Dec. 23. 2013. If you want to help and want send a donation to me, so I can go buy the items needed. This Christmas can be brighter and full of hope, by giving the patient something special that they can use every day.
Other ways you can help is gathering up shoe boxes wrapped and marked male or female. These shoe boxes should be full of personal stuff like deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, powder, shaving supplies, brush or comb, body lotion, perfume or cologne, or other items they may need. If you can help, please contact me by email for more information about this project. The Laugh at Cancer Support Community is sponsoring this project, but we are not a non-profit. Thank you to all who will be taking the time help with this Blankets of Hope project.
Contact Crystal S. Kauffman for the Address
Thank you to all who have helped by sending gift donations and greeting cards.