December 2022 Dear Friends, Ten years ago, I lost my four-year-old daughter to Leukemia. Sophia was an absolute ray of sunshine. The … [Read More...]
Why Me is a grass roots non-profit organization dedicated to providing love and support services to families with childhood cancer. Created and run in part by parents that lived this experience first-hand, the dedicated staff and volunteers understand what families with a pediatric cancer patient need and are passionate about services provided. Our support begins the moment your child is diagnosed and is available throughout every step of your child’s treatment and beyond. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Why Me is the vision of thirteen year old Sherry Shepherd, and the promise by those who loved her to keep her dream alive.
December 2022 Dear Friends, Ten years ago, I lost my four-year-old daughter to Leukemia. Sophia was an absolute ray of sunshine. The youngest of my three children, she was carefree, kind, thoughtful, and adoring of her older siblings, Ethan and Hannah. Upon Sophia’s diagnosis, our lives became fraught with uncertainty. […]Read More
SAVE THE DATE for our annual Heart Dance held on Saturday April 29, 2023 at the AC Hotel in Worcester. Questions? Contact Robyn at firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
SAVE THE DATE for our annual Egg Hunt. This event is only for our Why Me families and not open to the public. Details to come. *Please note this event is for Why Me families only (children battling cancer and their families)Read More
Why Me offers financial and emotional support services based on the unique needs of each specific family so each member can understand and manage the changes that pediatric cancer will inevitably bring throughout the course of treatment.
Since Why Me provides its families with a number of services, there are a variety of ways someone can get involved with our organization. From baking cookies to volunteering to fundraising, lending a hand to our community is simple and catered to what you are comfortable doing. We make it simple.