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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.
This August marks our 35th anniversary of providing support services to children with cancer and their families. Over those years, we have helped nearly 700 families and that number continues to grow. This year has been challenging as our nation and the world cope with the Covid-pandemic; this is no […]Read More
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed much of how we live our lives – and seemingly overnight. Before the shutdown, business owners almost universally told me they were having their best year ever. I , myself, was looking forward to several performance dates with my band, a new hiking adventure in […]Read More
Back by popular demand…join us for another virtual Why Me family trivia night! Game play lasts about 1.5-2 hours and is done over Zoom. We will have a mix of categories from history, movies, music, science, and more. All you need to play is a computer or smart phone with […]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.
As we monitor the news and CDC recommendations surrounding COVID-19, out of an abundance of caution we have decided to suspend visitation and tours at Sherry's House. We also will not be able to accept donations of non-monetary goods at this time. We owe it to our immune-compromised residents to put their safety first. Only medical staff and service providers will be admitted. Contact us at 508-757-7734 with questions.