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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.
Due to Covid-19 our annual Angel Tree Celebration will take place, but re-imagined as an evening stroll on Friday December 4th at 7pm. Join us at Sherry’s House to celebrate and commemorate our special Why Me Angels with a remembrance luminary stroll. Evening will be broken into half hour arrival […]Read More
What a year it has been! While we cannot hold our Holiday party as we normally would, we are throwing a re-imagined Holiday Drive Thru at Sherry’s House on Sunday December 6th. The drive thru will be filled with festive cheer and some fun little surprises – including a Santa […]Read More
We are excited to provide a safe, socially distancing twist to our annual showing of the Polar Express, just for our Why Me families. This is a private event at the 228 in Sterling and cars will be spaced out. 1:30pm – 4pm | Plan to arrive around 1:30pm 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.