Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...Volunteer urges support for CAS-HH
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 19 Dec 2006, p. 7

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Dear editor, I have felt the necessity to write to you again, after reading a previous letter to you regarding Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills. I became a volunteer along with my daughter and her friend because they were required by school to perform 40 hours of community service before graduating and they inspired me to become a volunteer as well. Together we chose CAS-HH because we knew all too well how cancer has taken many lives and continues to grow at staggering rates. Patients need support in many different ways from emotional to financial to physical and beyond. I can speak from first-hand experience how cancer can affect the daily lives of those who are afflicted with this disease and their families. I am a two time cancer survivor. Cancer is a disease that can be very debilitating, not just for the person, but also their families. It is because of that I can write to you today and urge each and every one of you who knows of or even has a family member, friend or coworker who has been touched by cancer to volunteer in some capacity to this worthy cause. Whether it be a one-time experience organizing an event or canvassing door-to-door or aiding in driving cancer patients to their appointments, your assistance is greatly needed and appreciated. Your financial support is also important, but volunteering costs nothing and its rewards are many. Hopefully you will never need to use the services provided but take comfort in knowing that because of people like you these services exist. Again, I urge you to please be generous and give of yourselves because you, in turn, will receive the reward of knowing you made a difference. Michelle Trapani, Georgetown

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Letters to the editor...Volunteer urges support for CAS-HH