Hello! My name is Erin Sackett and I joined the CURE staff in May as the new bookkeeper. My family has been a CURE family since 2012 , so when approached about the position, I was honored that they would think of me.
I was blessed to work alongside of Mary Gallis during her last couple of months at CURE before she retired. While trying to learn about what happens in the bookkeeping office at CURE, I was amazed to learn how much goes on that I was never aware of.
The tireless planning that goes in to everything CURE does has made me admire this organization even more. This summer brought me the opportunity to attend events and serve CURE families from a different side and with a greater perspective.
At the Survivor’s Day picnic – I helped our survivors get ‘glamoured -up’ and I saw proof that a little mud never hurt anyone.
At Cutting 4 A CURE – we met beautiful people willing to follow Holly’s lead and donate their hair to Children With Hair Loss.
At the Park Avenue Festival – I met people anxious to help support CURE, spread awareness about childhood cancer and even tell their own “survivor stories.”
At the Harmony Hill Farm Day- there were pony rides, baby lambs and we saw princesses chasing goats!
At the Painting With A Twist Parent Night – I was fortunate to meet other CURE parents that have fought alongside of their kids and needed to put that burden down for a night.
Some common threads are that our CURE kids and CURE parents want to feel special, they want to have fun, they want to give of themselves to help others, they want to share their stories, they want to make ends meet and their lives may have a “new” normal.
This is not an epiphany to the staff at CURE – they make it their passion to know what their families need. While my position at CURE has very little to do with any of the events they coordinate or programs they offer to families, it does allow me the chance to see the impact.
I look forward to meeting more CURE families, while keeping up with the bookkeeping tasks at the CURE office.