I turn 39 on Friday and, before you start wondering what to get me, let me tell you.
I want to catch up. I want to hear about your family, your growing kids, your aging parents, and your awesome spouse. I want to hear about your continued career success and what will it fund. That dream trip? Both kids in private school? A second home? Finally, I want to hear about the cause(s) that you support after your bills are paid. Are you involved in your church? Do you support your college or university? Has fate made another cause important to you? I look forward to hearing all about it.
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What I want to share with you is the work that Team I Hate Cancer is doing here in Philadelphia. As our name suggests, we’ve raised $350,000+ for oncology causes since 2006. A cancer diagnosis creates incredible stress on a family, whether for the patient or the caregivers, This stress can manifest itself as anxiety, depression, or trauma, among other maladies.
To address these unmet mental health needs, we have partnered with the Austin-based Flatwater Foundation to provide, at no cost, mental health therapy to cancer patients &/or their caregivers in the Philadelphia area. Flatwater’s proprietary and HIPAA-compliant software allows cancer center social workers to match families in need of mental health therapy with eager counselors in their area. Many mental health professionals in the Flatwater program offer us a preferred rate, further stretching our funds.
In Central Texas, Flatwater is currently funding $40,000 in mental health services each month. Imagine the mental health needs for families in Philadelphia - the nation’a 4th largest city - we want to help these families facing a cancer diagnosis in our area, one cancer center at a time.
To do this work, we need your financial support. $100 funds one therapy session with a mental health professional. $250 funds a small group therapy session for cancer patients. $1,000 can likely fund the entire mental health needs of a cancer patient’s journey or her caregiver. Would you please consiser donating to Team I Hate Cancer? Our outrageous ambitions are already making differences in families facing a cancer diagnosis. Make your donation here. https://www.classy.org/team/167198
You can also celebrate with us on Saturday, May 19 at our annual tailgate at the Radnor Hunt Races in Malvern, Pennsylvania.