Each time we have an Ice Cream Social with Berry Chill at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, we get a bigger and bigger crowd. There’s usually a group of nurses waiting for us when we arrive, so it’s really becoming something that everyone looks forward to on the last Tuesday of each month. We’d like to think people are excited about 1-on-1 cancer support, but we’re sure that it also has to do with the fact that everyone loves Berry Chill’s frozen yogurt. If you haven’t tried it yet, the peer pressure is officially on! I’ll even come with you.
During this month’s social, we spoke to 85 people about Imerman Angels. While people are topping their frozen yogurts with sprinkles or syrups, cookies or candies, nuts or nougat, we tell them more about who we help and how we do it. The people we speak to at Northwestern Hospital are such a key audience for Imerman Angels because everyone who is there sees cancer in more ways than most of us do. They understand the importance of one-on-one cancer support. And they help us spread the word. Even though we’ve become regulars, each time we meet someone new. That’s a big reason we look forward to spending our afternoon at the hospital.
A double dose of appreciation to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for allowing us to be there. Also, big love for Berry Chill, who brings the frozen yogurt. The next time you see their mascot, Yogi Jones, give him a hug. Say Thank You.
Contributed by Phil Chang.