Holly Dutcher, the Executive Director for CURE Childhood Cancer talks about how local families affected by childhood cancer and chronic blood disorders, continue to have the same needs they did prior to the pandemic. They are in need of the same, if not more, services: parking vouchers for the hospital, different food options while admitted, groceries for their family (as many of our families are feeling the hardship of unemployment and furloughs), face masks, activities to keep their children occupied (and to give them a break from electronics) – to name a few. Donations are more important than ever. September is childhood cancer and sickle cell awareness month. Several buildings & businesses in Rochester are lighting up GOLD to raise awareness. The website is curekidscancer.com
C.U.R.E. started in 1976, when a group of Rochester-area parents who had lost children to cancer began to meet regularly to talk about their grief, remember their children’s courage, and begin to heal.