Newsletter: LIFE ROCKS!

Read the full newsletter → We’ve added a new Angel to our Leadership Team! Please join me in welcoming Alex Arsenlis as our new Associate Executive Director. Alex became interested in Culinary Angels last year after seeing a TV story about Culinary Angels on KPIX. She quickly became embedded in the organization and took over the role as our Events …

Newsletter: Multiplying the Good

Read the full newsletter → ‘Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it’, psychiatrist Karl Menninger. Last month a few staff members and myself were invited to the Sandra J Wing Foundation’s “Farewell” event. It was unlike any event I had ever been to. The candle-lit room was warm and full of …

Newsletter: An Attitude of Gratitude

Read the full newsletter → Every year around this time we are all encouraged to think about what we are grateful for, and this year is no exception. For those of you who attended our annual Gala, you know that I have been thrown a curveball and was diagnosed with lung cancer In the spring. My message to the audience …

Newsletter: Elbow to Elbow

Read the full newsletter → We recently posted on our social media about the term “Volunesia.” At first glance, I thought this must be one of those made-up words describing a volunteer with amnesia, but learning its true meaning really resonated with me: “That moment when you forget you’re volunteering to help change lives because it’s changing yours.” I know …

Newsletter: Connection

Read the full newsletter → It is widely known that those who have a strong connection with others have a healthier sense of well-being. This is especially true for those going through a cancer challenge and their extended support community, as these experiences can feel lonely and isolating. We’ve all felt the need to talk to a friend when having …

Newsletter: Gratitude & Hope

Read the full newsletter → In the spirit of the holiday season, it seemed timely to pause for a moment and thank each of you for your commitment to our wonderful program. Regardless of whether you are part of our volunteer teams or a staff member, your effort in the kitchen, at the farmer’s market, shopping, delivering, creating, coordinating and communicating do …