Some of you read or have heard of Rosanne's journey. It started when she received the untimely news that she had metastatic colon cancer.

When Rosanne became ill, she had the insight to recognize the important overlooked needs of those who were inflicted with such an overwhelming and devastating disease. There are those who step back or step up to the plate. Rosanne chose to step up.

She never thought twice, but just opened her purse and heart to those who confided in her. Before receiving her own treatment, she would see to the needs of others offering words of kindness and small gestures such as fluffing pillows, fetching drinks, and then sitting in her chair to also receive her own treatment. The new patients would inquire why she was sitting among them and she would smile and say she was one of them, she also needed treatment.

Rosanne said that when she become well, she wanted to make a difference and help where the pain was. To in fact, start a cancer patient fund that would give 100% of its proceeds to the patients. Rosanne never got well, but her dream continues to come true because of the hard work of the fund members and folks like you - the journey continues...

The Rose Fund - Annual Dinner & Auction

At: The Best Western, Cookville, N.S.

Date: May 16, 2020

Ticket price: $50

Tickets can be purchased from any member (here)

Did you know that on average, 500 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer and 200 Canadians will die of cancer every day? We, at the Rosanne Himmelman Cancer Patient Fund ("The Rose Fund"), are working hard to raise funds "to help ease the pain" for the residents of our local communities who are struggling financially while being treated for cancer. here to continue reading

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