I was in Thomasville GA last night for a Fundraiser to benefit the Thomasville Community Resource Center (TCRC). When I reconnect with my computer I will post photos. I arrived with my friends, Sharon and Howell following a good GCAPP board meeting. Sharon is on the board and they live in Thomasville. Sharon is on the TCRC board and very involved in that community. We went to the YWCA and spent time with about 30 oncology patients who participate in an exercise program there. Hearing from them about the many ways the class has helped them heal (developing a social network of other women cancer survivors was a biggie) was very moving. One woman said when she got the diagnosis and went though chemo she completely shut down. Her doctor recommended the class but she didn’t want to go. The women said she never spoke. Now she is glad she did and has become very social again. The program has allowed her to regain her life. Once agIng, the “Y” comes through!!!
I spent quite a bit of time in Thomasville when I was married to Ted as he has several plantations in nearby Capps and many friends in Thomasville who became my friends. So last night was a lot of fun reconnecting after several years absence.
BUT, I am supposed to be at a VIP event hosted NY my friend, Jewelle Bickford, in NY at 5:30 and the plane has been delayed 2 1/2 hours!!! I am helpless and anxious because this event is important to me and to the Women’s Media Center. Following the VIP event, Gabby Sidebe, Gloria Steinem and I will dialogue at the Paley Center post a screening of the documentary, “Jane”, that I wrote about in a previous blog.
I’m on the plane now. Later.