CMC’s Remembrance and Celebration of Life is an incredibly special event. Our clients’ families, friends, CMC staff, volunteers and board and CMC community partners all come together to honor the courageous lives of our clients who have passed.
With loving hands and hearts, we cared for our Sisters on their healing journeys. At our annual event, we remember our loved ones with music, dance and rituals and make an offering to them by placing rose petals in a bowl of water. We end the celebration by sharing a meal together.
Living and dying with cancer is a tremendously courageous act. We have witnessed our clients’ courage and challenges and have been inspired and humbled by them.
As witnesses we are given an opportunity to learn about kindness or compassion. We believe for our women who have died that their spirits now soar free. They live on in our many memories. We hold them dearly in our hearts and even through our sadness.
May their memories and their lives be a comfort and a blessing for us all. May we support each other through our difficult feelings with honesty and patience. And may we all draw on the healing power of love and community.