Sunday, May 31, 2020

HAPPENINGS - June 1-14



Men's Department
Once again, no upcoming "Happenings" from the Discovery Shop. Our volunteers are
ready, willing and able to take the reins again once we get the go-ahead from the Governor and the American Cancer Society head office.
 

Have you found that you need something to do? The Discovery Shop is always looking for volunteers in both the front and back rooms.The shifts are four hours just once a week. Some people have been volunteering over twenty years, so that says something about the dedication and the wonderful people you meet. Ages vary from young to late 90's. It seems everyone has been touched in their lives by cancer and this is a great way to give back and "help celebrate more birthdays."

 

The Discovery Shop carries a variety of merchandise, from men's and women's wear to household items, antiques and collectibles, shoes and accessories like hats, gloves and scarves. New items are put on the floor daily and it's a "new look" every time you come in. Our volunteers are wonderful and love to redecorate so you never know what will be featured on the walls and shelves. We have some very talented people with an eye for flair and you'll easily spot something you can't live without.

 

Hope to see you soon !

June is National Cancer Survivor Month.

 

"A WORLD WITH LESS CANCER IS A WORLD WITH MORE BIRTHDAYS"

A Former Volunteer of Many Years
 

For Car Collectors


A "Dapper" Outfit




Sunday, May 17, 2020

HAPPENINGS - May 18-31


Once again, no upcoming "happenings" from the Discovery Shop. Our volunteers are ready to take over the reins again once we get the go-ahead from the Governor and the American Cancer Society head office.

 

Have you found during this time at home that you need something more to do? The Discovery Shop is always looking for volunteers in both the front and back. From front cashiering to the back room, volunteers are needed to accept donations, iron or steam, price items plus many other things. The shifts are four hours just once a week. Some people have been volunteering over twenty years, so that says something about the dedication and the wonderful people you meet. Ages vary from young to late 90's. It seems everyone has been touched in their lives by cancer and this is a good way to give back and "help celebrate more birthdays."

 

Some volunteers are patiently waiting to return to the Shop (some not so patiently!) and when asked how they are spending their free time, these are a few of their comments:

Candace L - Walking, walking, walking!

Judy K - Started knitting again after many years. If you need a dish cloth, let me know!

Lena M - Bored silly! Celebrated my 97th birthday with everyone in the condo complex standing on their decks singing Happy Birthday! I miss my Discovery Shop friends!

Michele R - Besides walking more than 20 miles per week, I've done my share of Spring cleaning too. It's amazing what you can "discover" in the corners of closets or cabinets.

Mary M - Cooking a lot, eating a lot, cleaning, organizing, purging, gardening, reading.  Getting more sleep .  Trying to walk more.  Calling friends.

Katie B - Still weeding my flower beds. Never ending job!

 
Some things in the Sunday paper to keep in mind while you're home:
  • There is a "right" and a "wrong" way to sweep the floor. (No correct answer available.)
  • Cupping a hot mug, breathing in fragrant tea, can calm your nerves.
  • Plant some marigolds in your garden or on your deck to attract pollinators and insects that eat pests.
  • Money doesn't actually grow on trees, but fruits and nuts do! Plant a fig, pear, pecan or hazelnut tree.
  • May is Mediterranean Diet month.
  • If you put blue or green mouthwash on your scalp you might end up with colored hair. Same thing could happen to your feet if you soak them in colored mouthwash.
  • You can buy a 5500 square foot villa in Beverly Hills for only $6.75 million.
  • RAVE TO EVERYONE WEARING A MASK!
 
"A WORLD WITH LESS CANCER IS A WORLD WITH MORE BIRTHDAYS"

Sunday, May 3, 2020

HAPPENINGS - May 4-17





As I am sure you know, cancer patients and survivors are at greater risk for COVID-19. To keep people safe, we had to cancel our in-person fundraising events through June. This means we are facing a revenue shortfall no one could have predicted.

You have stepped up.

When we asked, you gave. When we moved from in-person to online events, you moved with us. We are all having to find new ways of doing things right now, and the easy way would be to simply disengage.

You engaged.

You gave. You live-streamed. You provided support for cancer patients. And thanks to you, we have been able to continue our essential services. Researchers are still working towards getting us closer to a world without cancer. Our 24/7 helpline for answers and support is adding video. We have been able to step up our resources for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers so they can get answers on our website, social media, and podcast feed in real-time.

Thank you for continuing the fight against cancer with us. We are here for cancer patients because of you, and for that, we are so, so grateful.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Gary M. Reedy
Chief Executive Officer
American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
















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