Thursday, April 17, 2008


There is a new neighbor in the Ward Nine district here in the City of Kingston that many of us don’t know about.
It’s the new Cancer Support House on Mary’s Avenue across from Benedictine Hospital.

The newly renovated structure will serve the Oncology Support Program for the hospital as well as offer space for other support groups, art workshops, nutrition and educational programs, meditation and professional services focused on wellness through the Benedictine.

Named the Herbert & Sofia Reuner Cancer Support House, the center will have an open house this Tuesday, April 22nd from 2 to 7pm when the public is welcome to tour the house and enjoy light refreshments.

Cancer touches every family. We all have an intimate relationship with Cancer, whether we succumb to the illness or carry on as proud survivors, we and our families all need a support center.
Like other families, my brothers and I have lost two Aunts to cancer and know the suffering within the family all too well. I know you will join me as we all welcome the Support Center to our neighborhood and wish them god speed.

Location is 80 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston, NY
Parking is limited, so feel free to use the Sophie Finn School entrance for additional parking for this event after 3:30 once school is out.


Anonymous said...

Mike: thanks for this blog- guess I will have to start reading your blog daily-

Take care and again thanks for bringing this to my attention. Had not been aware of the building and will be there on the 22nd

A great addition to the 9th Ward and to the City of Kingston. As the journey towards the advance of a cure for cancer slowly moves forward, it is still vital and necessary for an oncology center for the families to have a place outside of the hospital to meet and talk about cancer.

The City of Kingston will again host the 2008 American Relay for Life which will celebrate the fight against cancer and bring into the city the many survivors of this dreaded disease.

Survival of this horrendous disease that destroys families is climaxing towards a cure. Additional research will soon reach this pivital point and eliminate the word cancer. However at this time, it is still a leading killer of our cilization. Running second to heart disease, cancer can be cured. The concept of early detection is the key. Go visit your physician.

And please attend the Relay for Life Ceremonies at Deitz Stadium on May 31, 2008. Noon til Midnight.

Shelly Zimbler

Anonymous said...

This is very needed as the medical care in Kingston is so neglectful that many will die of this condition due to such neglect, and I could be one of them based on my experiences in this regard this year. A house is better than nothing, but even better would be a few fewer docs who are dangerous from neglect as a habit.
The "concept" of early detection is, in Kingston, just a concept;docs here fool around for so long that just from age the person increases his or her risk for such. God help us.