Sandi (The Living Well) received a grant award on June 7, 2016 from Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. as a recipient of a Fund for Women of the Southern Tier, Inc. This year 16 local non-profit organization received awards acknowledging their service in providing programming for girls and women throughout the county areas of Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler and Yates.
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Happy Spring! May each of you find grace and peace today. The Living Well (The Well) continues to thrive under the guidance of God and through the people who support The Well. As we travel through this year toward the spring and summer, I wanted to give you an update regarding one of the newest partnerships in our community. Please see the press release below:
A grassroots group of community members, formerly members of the Yates County Relay for Life committee, passionate about cancer support services have come together to raise money and awareness for people in our community.
In the early fall of 2015 the Yates County Relay for Life committee was notified that the American Cancer Society in Rochester would no longer be supporting Relay for Life activities in Yates County.
With that information in hand Dawn and Marty Shipman, Dusty Baker, Ron Miller, Pat Moravec, John Wormuth and Kevin and Cindy Murphy put their heads together to develop a new plan.
This year “relay type event” called Hope Walk of Yates County will be held on August 27th, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the fields behind the Yates Recreational & Resource Center to raise money for cancer support services.
In the past the money raised has been sent to the American Cancer Society in Rochester. The money raised this year will stay in Yates County to support people with cancer. The Living Well was approached by the organizers of Hope Walk of Yates County to develop a strategy to provide support for those affected by cancer living in Yates County.
The group has been meeting weekly since February of 2016. For more information, please contact Dusty Baker at email@example.com, Dawn Shipman at (315)307-0190 or check us out at www.facebook.com/hopewalkofyatescounty.
When the organizers came to The Living Well to ask if we could develop programs to support those in our community living with cancer we were humbled. So, we are very busy looking at best practices in cancer support, talking with cancer survivors and their families, and cancer support services in our community. As you can image building a program of this importance is quite an undertaking and we are honored to have been chosen to provide these services. In our next newsletter we will have more details and update on the program.
Contact The Well with any questions. 315-536-0838.
Located at 121 Elm Street in Penn Yan New York across from the Wagner Restaurant.
People of all backgrounds and economic levels are welcome to walk through The Living Well's doors.
The Living Well
121 East Elm Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Mon-Thurs - 9AM - 3PM