Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • April 29, 2009 Emmanuel asks... Can You Help? Emmanuel Cancer Foundation thanks the following: Girl Scout Troop #207 of Oakland for the contribution of Girl Scout Cookies, and Curves of Wyckoff for the recent food collection. With the weather starting to warm up and nature reviving, we would like to suggest that you think ahead to Mother’s Day. 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 we need your help. You can participate 4-29-09 karen/janinein three different ways: make a contribution in honor of Mother, and we will send a card EmmanuelHelp2x.75(4-29-09) Day Tea packet from noting your gift; ask for a Mother’s our office 3 x .75 and learn how you can hold a tea party with friends anytime in the next month (not necessarily on Mother’s Day); 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. We urge you to participate in one of these celebrations. You can also read a letter from one of ECF’s moms on our blog at: http://www.emmanuelcancer.blogspot. com/. Suzie begins, “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. Our family could not have gotten through this difficult journey without the support we received from the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation.” Please take a moment to read her full story. To help in any way: 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 www.emmanuelcancer. org. As always, thank you for helping the children and their families! Poster children The Rev. Patrick F. Pindar Council, #3962, Ramsey Knights of Columbus recently held a poster contest on Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Students from St. Paul School, the John Y. Dater School and the Eric S. Smith School submitted entries, which resulted in many winners. For the past several years the contest has been coordinated by Knights of Columbus member Donald Negrini. Top left: Dater School winners: Caily Muraca and Sarah Kramer. Bottom left: Bobby Kramer and Kaitlyn Hornidge Top right: Smith School winners Kelsey Vellucci, Kathy Hildebrand, Quincy Kersbergen, Annie Young and Jade Bongars. Bottom right: St. Paul School winners Jeff Lieto, Nick Scavone, Teacher Mrs. Gebhart, Emily Boylan and Bridget Beyer. Break the Highway Trend! ...not your community’s back. Local businesses are the backbone of your community and the trend to shop the big guys on the highway hurts us all.Your local businesses have what you want... at the right price... and close to home. So, why hassle with the highways? Save Time! Save Gas! Save Money! SAVE YOUR COMMUNITY! We Need You SHOP LOCALLY. IT’S SMART. ...and besides, it’s so convenient!