Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • May 13, 2009 Emmanuel asks... Can You Help? Our hat’s off to the Wyckoff Seniors and Green Twig school for the food drives they did recently. This year, we are asking our readers to participate in honoring the ECF mothers who have children with cancer. Motherhood is a demanding job in normal circumstances, but with a child in a chronically sick and life threatening condition, life can become unmanageable and out of control. We strive to ease the burden for these moms with a package of support, but in order to provide our services 4-29-09 karen/janine we need your help. You can participate in EmmanuelHelp3x.75(4-29-09) three different ways: Make a contribution 3 honor in x .75 of your mother, and we’ll send a card noting your gift; ask for a Tea Party Packet from our office and learn how you can hold a tea party with friends to support ECF; or privately raise a cup in your own home to honor ECF moms. We will even supply the teabags! Tea parties can be as elaborate or as simple as you would like. Some folks are holding an English tea complete with scones, finger foods, and a selection of teas. You are also invited to honor moms by attending our “Moms: The Unsung Heroes” Stroll-A-Thon to be held Sunday, June 28 in Ridgewood from 8 to 11 a.m. Call us for details. From one of our ECF moms: “My name is Suzie and I am the mother of a child with cancer. My son, Jake, was diagnosed at age six with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Jake’s journey ahead would consist of bone marrow biopsies/ aspirations, lumbar punctures, blood draws, X-rays, scans and chemotherapy. After many delays and hospital stays, Jake completed 3.5 years of treatment. He began his new life after cancer. However, on January 16, 2007, a year and a half after completing treatment, we were told Jake’s cancer was back. His brother Colton wasn’t a bone marrow match for Jake, so it was decided chemotherapy would be the course of treatment. A year and a half later, it was clear that Jake’s treatment wasn’t going according to plan and it was decided that Jake would receive an unrelated bone marrow transplant due to the many delays in treatment. On July 29, 2008, Jake received a bone marrow transplant. The road to recovery has been long and hard, but he is back in school and is enjoying all his favorite activities. Our family could not have gotten through this difficult journey without the support we received from the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation.” We have new families who have signed on for our services and requests for food from our families been steadily climb- ing since last May. Some of their needs are: gift cards for Path Mark, Shop-Rite, A&P, Stop ‘N Shop grocery stores. Your contribution helps the family’s tight budget stretch a little more. If you want to help, you can contribute to Emmanuel Cancer Foundation’s Family Financial Assistance program. Our families thank you and for your continued generosity. Call us at (201) 612-8118 before you stop by. Please do not leave items at center without checking with us first. Our storage space is limited. Our current hours are Monday, 10 to 1; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 to 5; Thursdays, 10 to 2; and Saturdays, 10 to 1. Our address is 174 Paterson Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Our website is As always, thank you for helping the children and their families! Pandemic procedures (continued from page 7) alert residents by section, to control traffic to the local POD, and would encourage neighborhoods to get together and send one person to pick up the medication. The Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission, which handles Waldwick, Wyckoff, Midland Park, Mahwah and Upper Saddle River, among other towns, invited representatives from its contract municipalities on April 29 to find out what each town is doing to deal with medical emergencies and to share information about how to proceed. “Everybody is at different levels of planning,” said health officer Angela Musella. “It’s not necessary to reinvent the wheel; it’s easier for everybody if we share information,” she added. Musella said that because of the swine flu concerns, the meeting was extremely well attended. “People are realizing they need to have emergency plans in place for distributing emergency medication,” she said. Musella said the commission is also working on its own procedures in case of a medical emergency. She said her office would play a major role in assisting with distribution and in providing guidance to comply with state health department guidelines. 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