Our guests for the evening were Jeanette McRae and her team of Camp Quality Puppeteers from Hearth Place. We viewed two puppet shows which are taken into the schools to raise the awareness of students to how cancer touches the lives of their peers, and how to help them through it. Their message of understanding and accepting the differences in those around us is transferable beyond the cancer milieu. The members of the puppet troupe are passionate about what they do, and that was obvious in their presentation.
One interesting side note is that Hearth Place was the inspiration of Carolyn Alexander, a former CFUW member who, after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer, wanted to create a centre that would address the social, practical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of people dealing with all types of cancer and their family members and caregivers.