Wings of Hope - September 10, 2016|
Medical Arts Building, Rehoboth Beach, DE
On the Wings of Hope
As an ancient legend goes;
If anyone desires a wish to come true,
They must capture a butterfly and whisper that wish to it.
Since butterflies make no sound,
They can't tell that wish to anyone but the Great Spirit.
So by making the wish and releasing the butterfly,
It will be taken to the heavens and be granted.
Although this legend implies that we should keep our wishes silent,
There are some wishes that need to be expressed out loud.
To those that have been touched by cancer,
We wish the caregivers strength and tranquility,
And thank them for their gifted labor of love.
We wish the survivors a long and happy life,
And thank them for showing us how to fight with courage and determination.
We wish those currently fighting the battle energy and hope,
And thank them for showing us what true bravery is all about.
And finally, for those we have lost, we wish peace and love,
And thank them for the joy and happiness they brought to us.
With this symbolic gesture, we honor those that have left us and encourage
Those left behind to continue the fight "On the Wings of Hope."
Hope and inspiration were abundant at the 6th Annual Wings of Hope on Saturday, September 10th. Held on the grounds of the Medical Arts Building on John J. Williams Highway in Rehoboth Beach, hundreds of residents from across Sussex County came out to support their family members, friends and neighbors whose lives have been impacted by cancer. The Cancer Support Community would like to thank those that made the event possible including our volunteers and the following community partners: the Cape Gazette, WBOC, CAT Country 97.5, WRDE, Beebe Healthcare, M&T Bank, SecureNetMD, Sposato Landscape, Grotto Pizza, Jack Lingo Realtor, LB Organizational Consulting, Grace United Methodist Church, Tidewater Utilities, Cape Henlopen Elks, Oasis Healing Center, Epworth Church, Village Salon & Spa, and Tomato Sunshine.
A special thank you to Sara Ann Garrison, Doug James, and Sara Freign for providing wonderful music for the event, and to the Lewes Fire Company, Sussex County Mobile Library, Village Improvement Association, Home Depot, LB Organizational Consulting, Realtor Nitan Soni, WBOC, CAT Country, Beebe Healthcare and Abbott's Mill Nature Center for providing a great variety of activities for the event.