On May 9, friends, supporters and staff of Cancer Support Team (CST) will “Celebrate Spring,” at the Bronxville Field Club, honoring Judy Boyle and Bonnie Gould, two extraordinary volunteers who will receive the Making Miracles Happen Award.
CST Board Chair, Lisa Edmiston, noted that, “Judy and Bonnie have been part of the fabric of CST for decades. Each has helped further our mission to enhance the lives of cancer patients and their families throughout southern Westchester. Whether volunteering to drive our patients to medical treatments or assisting with fund-raising events, both are dedicated to our cause, and we want to publicly recognize their contributions and thank them for their years of service.”
Judy Boyle of New Rochelle, volunteered to visit cancer patients over thirty years ago. When CST expanded and needed another full-time nurse, Judy joined the team. Today, she continues to be a force for Cancer Support Team by working on fundraising events, including serving on the planning committee for the annual Gayle K. Lee Health Awareness Luncheon as well as the biannual gala. When reflecting on her work with CST, Judy remarks, “I am inspired by the dedication of the team and have learned so much from my patient experience. It’s true, when you give, you get so much more in return.”
Bonnie Gould of Scarsdale, a retired nurse and educator, has also worked tirelessly on CST’s events, even co-chairing The Health Awareness Luncheon. She has been a board member for five years and continues to drive cancer patients to and from chemo or radiation. “The patients are always thankful, not just because the rides make their lives a little easier, but they have the opportunity to talk and to share. We develop a relationship.”
Both honorees also “spread the word” about Cancer Support Team. As Bonnie says, “I have always been an ambassador of CST. The agency is an invaluable resource, and the team continues to deliver the highest quality of care. I am so proud to be associated with CST.”
The Cancer Support Team® provides nursing, social work counseling, and case management services at any stage of the disease at no cost and without regard to insurance coverage. It is a Westchester County, licensed non-profit, home healthcare organization that has been enhancing the quality of life for individuals and families affected by cancer for over 40 years. Cancer Support Team also provides transportation and financial assistance when needed.
As a nonprofit charitable organization, financial support comes from individual donors, events and grants. Cancer Support Team is a grantee of The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe and is very grateful for The Community Fund’s support.
For more information about the Cancer Support Team, go to www.cancersupportteam.org or call Executive Director Tania Weiss at 914-777-2777.