Walk With us – I AM YOU

The PY Inc. sponsored walks for all cancer patients, recurring cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and to honor all who have passed on.

  • Walk With Us-I Am You will be once a year (July or August), beginning in 2018, in Montclair, NJ.
  • This program will be a fundraiser to help keep the services and resources that the PY Inc. will be providing for all cancer patients, recurring cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and those who lost the battle with cancer.
  • The goal is for all cancer patients, recurring cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, family and friends to attempt to walk around the entire perimeter of the park.
  • Walks will take place between  9:00 AM-1:00 PM.
  • The goal is to raise $150,000 in the first year, and to increase the goal amount each year.
  • The general format of the Walk With Us-I Am You:
    • The opening ceremony will present the purpose of the Walk With Us-I Am You.
    • Pastor will give prayer.
    • A letter will be sent to the Mayor asking him to be a speaker for Walk With Us-I Am You.
    • Oncology doctors and survivor speakers will speak .
    • Closing ceremony honoring all cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and those that have passed on.

Social Work Support

There are many elderly and disabled patients who may have Medicare but do not know if they qualify for Medicaid. We will review the criteria with them and explain the Medicaid application process, or if not qualified will explore how to “spend-down” in order to qualify and review other possible community resources to assist them with care. There may be funds from the PY, Inc. which may be available to provide HHA services at the EOL if the patient is on a hospice program.

  • Services will be provided by appointment only.
  • Clients will be required to bring with them a list of documents so that their hardship may be evaluated.

Support Groups for Caregivers

An online Zoom session that allows caregivers to share experiences and provide support for new caregivers. Group meets on the second Monday of each month from 7:30-8:15 pm starting June 14, 2019.

Zoom Meeting ID: 991 220 1147

To join from computer:
https://zoom.us/j/9912201147

To join by phone:
+1 408 638 0968
+1 646 558 8656

Death Over Dinner (Or Lunch!)

The PY Inc. will offer sessions for participants to talk about death and why is it important to talk about it and voice your desires and requests.

  • This program is an informal session where participants are invited to come together after completing online assignments over a meal to discuss how death has impacted their life.
  • The objective is to stress the importance of an advance directive for either themselves or a loved one.
  • The FIVE WISHES handout will be provided to each attendee.
  • This program will be provided (for free or a suggested donation) on premise or facilitated at one’s home at their request (for a fee).
  • Session will last approximately 2 hours.

Cancer Patient Mentorship

Cancer patients will have mentors who have experienced their exact type of cancer that the patient is going through.

Buddy 2 Buddy Network

An online Zoom session for cancer patients and survivors. The objective is to provide a forum to share experiences, to share cooking tips, and to make new friends with cancer patients and survivors from around the world.  The group meets on the third Friday of each month from 7:30-8:15 pm starting June 21, 2019.

Zoom Meeting ID: 991 220 1147

To join from computer:
https://zoom.us/j/9912201147

To join by phone:
+1 408 638 0968
+1 646 558 8656