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 Woods

Michelle Woods

Why Do I Volunteer for CWC & Lucia's Angels?

I am one of those Long Islanders who have been affected by Breast Cancer. I watched my mother battle it twice, and then succumb to it. When my mother was first diagnosed, there were few organizations to turn to for help. Her way of giving back was participating in breast cancer walks. I have also participated in breast cancer walks. Through CWC, I distributed drawstring bags at the “Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk” at Suffolk Community College in Riverhead; and worked at their informational table at the “Breast Cancer Awareness Night” at the Long Island Ducks Game. It is inspiring to belong to a group of such brave women who have survived the disease, and want to help others.
 
“Maybe you went through it and survived Just so you could help someone else make it through it.”

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.