Due to the ongoing pandemic, Cancer Services’ annual Week of Cheer looked a little different this year, but that didn’t prevent us from celebrating and bringing in the holiday cheer! Recently Cancer Services’ staff and clients celebrated the holidays during our first-ever virtual Holiday Party!

Cancer Services’ Week of Cheer usually is an annual event that allows children and adults impacted by cancer to participate in a week full of holiday-themed activities, such as ornament decorating and festive art activities. This year looked a little different, but the hour-long holiday party was just as special and helped everyone realize what the holidays are really all about.

“This holiday party was a great way to connect all these families and survivors together,” said Kristen Wilcox, Cancer Services’ Clinical Support Coordinator. “It was a way for us to highlight all that we have to be thankful for this year.”

During the virtual event, both adults and children living with or impacted by cancer were led through activities by Cancer Services staff, such as decorating ornaments and building mini gingerbread cookie houses. A total of 26 kits were provided free of charge to those who registered for the party prior to the event and included all necessary materials for each activity.

“This has been a rough year,” said one parent who attended the party. “We appreciate anything you do for our children. Merry Christmas!”

At the close of the event, participants watched as Whitney Craig, Director of Cancer Services, led the annual tree-lighting ceremony.

Those who participated in the party also received a free RedBox promotional code to redeem a free holiday movie.

Cancer Services’ annual holiday celebration events are just a few of many services offered at no cost to Cancer Services clients. Click here to learn more about children and family programs offered at Cancer Services.