Many think that giving is only the sharing of our financial resources. But giving can include our time, prayers and even our emotional support.
Epworth Villa Residents and employees started these “support trees” in early November. These trees began during a breast cancer awareness event where staff and residents left messages for women fighting breast cancer. Many Residents loved this idea and felt that encouragement was a precious gift that they could give and was desperately needed.
It is the intent that a patient would pick up a ribbon of encouragement when walking in for their treatment, knowing that others have thought of them and prayed. The trees were delivered to the Coletta Center at Mercy, the Stephenson Cancer Center, and the Integris Cancer Institute.