The Healing Power of Doing Good

Our volunteers

Our volunteers are a dedicated group, comprised of professionals and concerned friends with varied backgrounds and talents. These people provide Lucia’s Angels and the CWC with helping hands and generous hearts, making our fund-raising events successful while having a lot of fun along the way.

We have many exciting ways that you can become involved. If you have a compassionate heart, a helping hand and a smile to give come and join our group. Whether you have an hour a week, a few hours a month, or a day to give, you can make a difference. The compassion our volunteers show to our mission, and their dedication is what makes this organization unique.

"Conventional wisdom has always held that when we help others, some of the good we do flows back to us. That satisfaction has always been thought to be largely emotional – feeling good when you do good. Now important, widely discussed research shows that helping others regularly produces significant health benefits as well in fact, it has effects similar to those many of us experience when we exercise."
- The Healing Power of Doing Good, Allan Luks with Peggy Payne

Volunteer of the Month

Michelle Passarella

Meet Michele Passarella... our February Volunteer of the Month! "Even though I may play a small part, I believe in making a difference. Volunteering matches my values through personal experience in helping a good cause while also enhancing personal development. For the past four years, I have been involved with many projects created by the Coalition for Women's Cancers and Lucia's Angels. The CWC as a whole, along with fellow volunteers touch our community to provide emotional support during treatment and monetary support for those experiencing financial hardship. I love the way I feel after attending the monthly CWC / Lucia's Angel's meetings... it is the benefit of sacrifice.
"Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love" -Mother Teresa

Newly Diagnosed? We are just a phone call away! Call 631-726-8715
Our Peer to Peer Program can help. No matter what type of Breast or GYN Cancer you are diagnosed with, we can match you with a thriving survivor with a similar cancer. Cancer survivors give hope and counsel to those new to the world of cancer. You will be matched according to criteria such as age, diagnosis and cancer stage. They have been trained to help you with problem solving, coping strategies and stress reduction techniques. Talking to someone who had a similar diagnosis and who overcame some of the same challenges that you may be facing can be comforting and reduce the sense of anxiety and isolation your diagnosis brings.