Circling cancer victims in care and support
By Linda Green

Education, inspiration and financial support to survivors of all types of cancer brought men and women from across Warren and surrounding counties together Oct. 26.
The 7th annual Circle of Care at the Warrenton Community Services Building provided hope for the fighters, peace for the survivors and prayers for those who died from cancer and positive re-enforcement to caregivers.
Hosted by the Family Connection & Communities in Schools of Warren County, the Circle of Care also observed breast cancer awareness and offered hopes for a cure. There were nearly 150 women and men attending the observance and celebration.
“Cancer is a disease no one should have to bear alone,” said Emma Sinkfield, executive director of the Family Connection & Communities in Schools of Warren County and a local minister.
“Circle of Care means providing a circle of care to everyone in the community, to provide support to those who are going through cancer, to provide support for those caring for cancer victims and to provide support for those who are just being victimized by cancer,” she said.
The 2017 event launched something new. The occasion also began a fundraiser to benefit those in treatment. The Circle is raising money as a financial supplement for cancer patients going back and forth for treatment to provide them with information on how and what to eat and what to do when going through cancer. The money will also be used to create a support group for those who have come out of cancer, said Sinkfield, who celebrated her fourth year of survival Oct. 10. A quilt was the raffle prize launching the fund raising.
She said she initially missed that group of people telling her that everything would be okay after completing her treatments. “I was at loss for that support team. With this fundraising, we are trying to do things that will allow us to be there for individuals and let them know that they are not alone and they will be okay because we are going to do it together.”
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The Circle of Care Event was held Oct. 26 and the gathering made a large circle around the room. Their prayers were placed into a woke and a minister offered a prayer for those petitions to God to end the dreadful disease of cancer. The Circle of Care exists to let people know that they are not alone in their suffering.





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