Fundraising Events for Patient & Family Support Service
Make the Hope Happen
Make the Hope Happen supports Moores Cancer Center's Patient & Family Support Services. For cancer patients and the people who love them, a diagnosis often brings uncertainty and unease, both of which can hinder the healing process. Your gift can help the innovative programs that Patient & Family Support Service offers to improve quality of live and optimize outcomes for those dealing with the multi-level concerns that come with cancer. Learn more about donating to PFSS.
Celebration of Hope Reception Honors Laurie Black as 2012 Extraordinary Caregiver of the Year
Laurie Black discusses the caregiving journey of hope and love that she shared with her husband, Bob, and their four children .
On Sunday, November 4, 2012, the Celebration of Hope Reception was held in the lobby of the Moores Cancer Center. The honorary chairpersons were Cam and Wanda Garner, the first-ever recipients of the Extraordinary Caregiver Award in 2011. Laurie Black, the wife of Robert Lawrence, was honored as the Make the Hope Happen 2012 Extraordinary Caregiver of the Year. She was recognized for her unwavering commitment to extraordinary caregiving for her husband, who for two and half years survived Stage 4 melanoma, and for countless other people who have also journeyed through their cancer experience with melanoma.
The reception also raised funds for Dr. Wayne A. Bardwell’s department, the Patient & Family Support Service, which assists patients and their loved ones with the psychological, social, and emotional issues that arise with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Over 120 guests celebrated and honored Laurie Black and other unrecognized and under-appreciated individuals who make such a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their loved ones — the extraordinary caregivers.
This was the second annual reception that was created and beautifully executed by the dedicated volunteers (Suzanne Agarwal, Patricia Alessio, Wayne Bardwell, Angela Beach, Marilynn Boesky, Howard Cohen, Karen Garman, Wanda Garner, Cinda Lucas, Meredith McConahey, Joany Mosher, Carla Rehm, Dennis Richmond, Jacqueline Rimel) on the Make the Hope Happen Fund Raising Committee, which is chaired by Linda Holland.