Sorrentino’s Compassion House

Sorrentino’s Compassion House is more than a house. Thanks to the generosity of the Eva Marie Cancer Support Fund, it’s a haven for women who must leave their homes for cancer care.

Since November 2020 when Compassion House first received support from this fund, this gift has touched the lives of seven women and four companions who made the Eva Marie Suite their sanctuary. These women and their families come from around Northwestern Alberta including Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Grande Cache, Peace River and Smith. As of the December report the room had been occupied for a total of 72 nights with the longest stay by one woman being 26 days.

This beautiful room recognizes Eva Marie’s legacy with a digital frame and plant in a custom pot. The desk is set up to allow each guest to write a note of encouragement to the next. In many ways, Eva Marie connects these guests to one another, providing them with the opportunity to face their challenges together. Thank you for your generous support.

The advice from one guest to the next “Welcome to this beautiful room and amazing home. I’m sorry you’re here. None of us would ever choose this journey but I guess we don’t get to pick our path…Let others in, talk, share, laugh, cry, and even sing, like we did last night – it all helps. Sorrentino’s Compassion House is an incredible, comfortable and welcoming haven.”

Pictured above – Eva Marie

You can make a difference in our community. When you make a donation to the Eva Marie Cancer Fund, earnings from your gift are distributed to support cancer patient needs within our region.  Donations can be made online here – https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/45487 or by calling the Community Foundation at (780) 538-2820.

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