WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Kids from Springfield’s South End Community Center delivered cards to lift the spirits of people battling cancer.
The cards, along with messages of encouragement, were brought to the Cancer House of Hope in West Springfield.
The South End Community Center worked with the UMass Amherst Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program. Kids were inspired to perform an act of kindness, as part of their citizen engagement lesson.
Briyanna Henry of the 4-H Youth Program told 22News, “I just want them to keep fighting. That’s all, because I know it’s hard and a lot of people give up; and self-esteem and all that, plays a big role, in like diseases and so. So I just want them to know, that their not alone.”
Cancer of Hope provides emotional and educational support to people battling cancer. Each year, the program helps more than 350 people.
Originally published online at WWLP.com. Story by Tashanea Whitlow, 7/27/2016