Care...your donations will help


To snail-mail your donations:

Write check to: Caring With Colors

Attn: Deb Drager

P.O. Box 1154, Wagoner, OK 74477-1154

We get asked so often: "How can I join the fight to help others?

                 “How can I help someone else who is going through what I survived?”

We hear, " I want to celebrate and share my survivor story!!!"

Each of us can do so much just by adding one small new thing

        on our to-do are some ideas:

the best thing we can ask and encourage you, CARING artists and survivors... just pay it forward in your own backyard...

> make art...donate & hang in healing places

> sell art... tithe of your income to cwc for us to use for our give-backs or start your own fund to give with

> make gift baskets and give to cancer centers

> offer creative classes for those in the fight

> offer private lessons for artist to make art to give away for those in the fight

> donate art to caring causes ( so many non-profits)

> go to a hospital, women centers, oncology center, ask if you can hang original art in the entry...rotate it out every month

> support the cwc charity annual retreat by becoming a corporate or private sponsor

> Come, participate, volunteer at our events ...Buy our original art and gifts, taking a workshop,

donate gifts, paint supplies, materials, stencils

> We have ladies that knit & crochet and donate chemo-wigs and prayer shawls

> We have so many artist that send me things for the gift baskets, from pottery, jewelry small art...

photography, healing music cds, etc.

> We give $ to shops that sell mastectomy bras and wigs, we send gift baskets to those in the fight

We are soon going to launch a cwc card line...


To snail-mail your donations:

Write check to: Caring With Colors

Attn: Deb Drager

P.O. Box 1154, Wagoner, OK 74477-1154

By Anne Krueger

Whether your friend or family member is newly diagnosed or in the midst of treatment, she's unlikely to be wowed by vague offers or having to do your thinking for you. She has enough on her mind; she has cancer. She may not want that tuna casserole or to hear about what treatment your Aunt Phyllis had either.

So how can you help? There is no one-size-fits-all answer. That's why we turned to survivors for our list of support dos and don'ts. Our patient-generated advice is sorted into three stages -- Diagnosis, Surgery & Treatment, and Recovery -- identified by Maureen Broderick, a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with cancer patients and run cancer support groups. Here's what you need to know.

Learn To Listen

"One of the most important ways a friend supported me was by listening to me as I decided what to do," says Orinda, Calif. writer Victoria Irwin, 57, who had a lumpectomy and radiation earlier this year. "When I was in decision-making mode, it's all I could think about or talk about. My friend listened to me over and over again. I think she learned more than she ever wanted to, and she helped me formulate the questions I needed to ask at doctor's appointments," she says. "She didn't give advice, but acknowledged the difficulty of the situation. That listening was the most helpful thing she could have done."