Published Sept. 6, 2007
Hinsdalean to partner with Wellness House
for next year
A cancer diagnosis can feel a
lot like a death sentence.
People can feel powerless. Angry. Resentful. Isolated.
Some want to fight but they don’t know how. They want to resist but
they’re afraid they can’t do it alone.
The lucky ones find their way through the doors of Wellness House.
Wellness House is a wonderful place where the focus is on living,
not on cancer.
Most have their first introduction in Welcome to Wellness, a
program offered twice a week to help acquaint people to
the house and its resources.
And the resources are many. Participants can take advantage of
support groups dealing with spirituality or for men only
or for parents of children with cancer. They can take
classes in nutrition and exercise. They can make an
appointment for message therapy. They can check
something out of the library or obtain help with
All this is offered free to people coping with cancer and their
Because we know people who have been helped by Wellness House, we
know a bit about it. You probably do, too. But there’s a
lot about Wellness House we don’t know, and we’re going
to spend the next year learning more about it and all it
Today we launch a new series, Making a Difference, in which we’ll
run at least one piece a month about Wellness House.
Next week readers will learn more about the programs and
services Wellness House offers in a comprehensive
overview. Other upcoming stories will focus on
fundraisers such as the Rotary Run for Wellness and the
Equinox Ball. Readers also will learn more about how a
cancer diagnosis can affect finances and ways to deal
with stress. They’ll be introduced to patients and
At the end of the year, we’ll wrap up the partnership in a closing
editorial. A week later, in September 2008, we’ll
announce the next organization with which we will
partner. And the cycle will continue.
In the meantime, we’re looking forward to spending a year with
Wellness House staff, board members, volunteers and —
most importantly — participants. We’re looking forward
to hearing their stories and sharing those stories with
This mission statement at Wellness House is simple yet powerful:
Challenging cancer. Creating community. Changing lives.
The ways in which it accomplishes that mission are many. We invite
you to join us this year and learn why Wellness House is
one of the agencies in Hinsdale that is making a
a Difference is a yearlong partnership between
The Hinsdalean and Wellness House to increase awareness
about the organization, which works to encourage,
educate and emotionally support people working to
overcome the affects of cancer in their work.