Page 6 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • August 26, 2009 Emmanuel asks... Can You Help? News from Northern Region of the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation: Our hat’s off to Jessica of Glen Rock, who had all of her friends bring gift cards or checks to contribute to the families of our foundation in celebration of her eleventh birthday. The contributions totaled over $430. Way to go, Jessica! We thank the members of the second grade communion class from Mahwah for their collection of $150 worth of gift cards. Remember that you and your family can make a big difference this summer and early fall, the time of year when our food pantry is in most need of replenishment. Please consider how your group (workplace, house of worship, etc.) might be able to help ECF. This past spring, Madison, age 13, found herself feeling a little confused, distracted, and nauseated one afternoon at school. When she came home and told her mom, Susan, she was taken to her pediatrician, who recognized that this 4-29-09 karen/janine was not just a case of the flu. After a variety of tests, and the fact that the symptoms were getting worse and now EmmanuelHelp2x.75(4-29-09) included headaches, it was discovered that Madison had a small tumor growing on her brain. 3 x .75 Susan and her ex-husband were in shock. Then the troubles started to mount. Over time, Susan was directed to our foundation by the social worker at the hospital where Madison was receiving her care. After an initial assessment, the caseworker called this office to request a monthly food delivery, financial help, and clothing. “They were really great to me and my family when we were at our lowest point!” said Susan about our help. This family is still dealing with serious issues and could use help from our Family Financial Assistance Program. Your contribution of money, food, gift cards, or clothing (call us for sizes) can really help. To help: Call us at (201) 612-8118 before you stop by. Please do not leave items at the 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; and Thursday, 10 to 2. The Northern Regional Center is located at 174 Paterson Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Please visit us on the web at: www.emmanuelcancer.org. As always, thank you for helping the children and their families! Ramsey Swimmers, take your mark! The Ramsey Golf and Country Club Swim Team, coached by Joann Rean, placed second in the Bergen County Country Club League Championships. Team members are pictured above.