Last night at support group we had 12 families come, which is over 60 people! We talked about the future of FFCC and how it is growing. I explained how I never wanted FFCC to be “my group”. I envisioned it being families who have “been there” helping families who are just starting the battle. After 5 years of building this network, I truly see people wanting to get involved more and reach out to new families. I’m so excited to move to this next phase! We will be setting up teams to work on specific projects, led by a parent or guardian of a child who has been diagnosed with cancer. The teams can be made of up of other parents and people from the community that want to help. At the meeting last night we brainstormed some ideas of areas these teams could lead. Here are some of the ideas we came up with:
By adding these teams and others, I can envision FFCC becoming the “one stop shop” for parents who have kids who have been diagnosed with cancer in our area. I did not ask anyone to commit to anything last night. Instead I asked them to think about what area sparks a passion in them. I challenged them to evaluate what they were interested in and what kind of commitment they could make to expand FFCC. I am extending this invitation to families that couldn’t be there last night, but want to get more involved.
To begin setting up new teams, we will have a meeting on April 22 at 6:00 pm at Evergreen Baptist Church. If you are interested in leading one of these teams or being a part of one of these teams, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. A light dinner will be provided, but child care will not. Limited assistance to help with childcare is available if needed.
I hope you are as excited to see our group growing as much as I am and I look forward to offering support to even more families! ~Amy