How We Help
Upon the referral of the social worker in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department at Golisano Children’s Hospital, CURE offers a $500 grant to each family who loses a child to cancer or chronic blood disorder. We at CURE understand that families may financially struggle to pay for after life services and we want to ensure we do what we can to help these families.
Bereavement Support Group
A support group for parents and family members who have lost a child to cancer is led parent volunteers and co-facilitated by one of our parent advocates, this is a place where parents may talk openly about the loss of their child and receive peer to peer support. All support group meeting times and places will be posted on the CURE’s calendar. For more information about the parent support groups please email the CURE’s Program Coordinator, Adella Ivison.
Bereavement Meetings are held at CURE from 7-8:30 pm on the 1st Wednesday of each month.
Reservations are not necessary. Extended family and friends are welcome.
December 5, 2018
January 2, 2019
February 6, 2019
March 6, 2019
April 3, 2019
May 1, 2019* (Also, CURE’s Annual Brick Laying Ceremony)
June 5, 2019
July 10, 2019** (Moving it one week for the 4th of July holiday)
August 7, 2019
September 4, 2019
October 2, 2019
November 6, 2019
December 4, 2019
CURE Resource Library furnished by the John F. Wegman Fund
The CURE Office is home to many books and resources that are free for our families to use. We have books available for families to take home and read, some to keep and some to borrow. Every family who experiences a loss is sent Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schwiebert. Additionally, we have multiple copies of Life After the Death of My Son: What I’m Learning by Dennis L. Apple in addition to many others.
The Julie Roberts Children Memorial Garden at CURE
The Julie Roberts Children Memorial Garden was established in 2003 at the CURE offices located at 200 Westfall Road. The garden is a memorial to the children who died of cancer or blood-disorders. Engraved bricks line the walkway, with the names of children who are never forgotten. These bricks are provided by CURE to our CURE families who have lost a child to cancer.
Brick Laying Ceremony
Each year in the spring, parents, family and friends are invited to a special ceremony to remember and celebrate the precious lives of children lost during the calendar year as we place their memorial bricks in the Julie Roberts Memorial Garden located at the CURE office at 200 Westfall Road, Rochester, NY 14620.