Comforting Others During the Season of Giving
According to Ms. Neylon, the families’ challenges are physical, emotional and financial. The Christmas Without Cancer team takes great satisfaction in addressing some of those challenges so the family members can devote themselves to each other during the Christmas season. After an assessment in the home, need is identified and those interested in exact gift giving care request a need list. Monies donated will be exactly earmarked for each family’s specific need.
Christmas Without Cancer enjoyed newfound recognition in 2012, raising awareness and more money than in most previous years, despite a down economy. Ms. Neylon attributes the recent success to longevity and the innate desire people have to give, especially at Christmas time. Ms. Neylon did not set out with expectations to build awareness or a brand name but as the requests came in from hundreds of area families, the challenge to respond became greater.