BY MELANIE BUCK –
In celebration of the one-year anniversary in their new location and for the honor and memory of her mother’s birthday, Teena Brown, owner and founder of Clarice’s Room of Hope, held a balloon release at their monthly ‘Gathering’ last week. Brown founded the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in honor of her mother, Clarice Tisher, who lost her own battle with cancer. Others join Brown each year in the release honoring their loved ones who have battled cancer.
The mission of the organization is, “At Clarice’s Room of Hope, we strive to strengthen mind and body by providing services that boost the self-worth of cancer patients; we do our best to help our clients enjoy their lives to the fullest while they undergo the medical treatments that lead them to recovery! Unlike many foundations, Clarice’s Room of Hope can keep its administrative costs to a fraction of 1% of its total contributions, due to the generous professionals who support its vital cause at no cost, and the countless volunteer hours provided by caring champions of the foundation. Therefore, donations are used for their intended purpose; to help individuals in need.”
Clarice’s Room of Hope Cancer Support Group known as “The Gathering” meets the last Monday of every month in the Janssen Avenue Community Room, 800 Janssen Avenue, at 6:00 P.M. All those affected by cancer, whether it be the cancer survivor, family, caregiver, or friend, are welcome.
Teena can be reached at 479.234.3215, Teenabrown@att.net, or on Facebook.