President of the New York-based, Health and Education Relief Organization for Cancer, HEROC – Lorna Welshman-Neblett, said after three years of legal formation, building, and fund raising, the organization will embark on its inaugural mission to Guyana for a week of planned events, that will include a Cancer Awareness Walk in the capital.
Fresh from its Making “Strides against Breast Cancer” walk, in Prospect Park in Brooklyn on Sunday, Oct. 16, the group left the United States, to join Giving Hope Foundation in Georgetown, to begin its mission with a Look Good / Feel Better session for 25 cancer patients, at the Oncology Department of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.
The cancer patients, selected by the chief oncologist at the GPHC, will receive gift bags of specialized products at the end of a day-long session. In addition, a donation of medical supplies will also be presented to the hospital, said Welshman-Neblett.
Along with President Welshman-Neblett are team members Harold Lutchman, vice president, Marion Theresa Nadir, recording secretary, Shirley Collins, assistant secretary, Barbara Chase, events / seminar liaison coordinator, and Robert Fraser, medical liaison. They will host a special reception during the week of activities to announce HEROC’s alliance with the Giving Hope Foundation in Guyana.
In addition to a candlelight vigil, outside the Parliament Building in Georgetown, by families, friends and the general public and HEROC to honor those who were lost to cancer, and those who are currently battling the disease, the group will host the signature – Strides for Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The 501©(3) organization, which supports cancer awareness in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, is an arm of Health Education Relief Organization (HERO) whose “Team Work Makes Dream Work” motivational motto inspires volunteerism.
Scores of citizens have benefited from prosthesis brassieres, wigs, treatment, and counseling, during medical missions. Seminars and workshops also help patients and their families better understand how to identify, and survive the various types of cancer.
To learn more, or make a donation, go the – HEROC/facebook.