How We Help
Since its inception, the funds we’ve raised have gone towards projects such as assistance to local families who are experiencing hardships due to cancer, The Sisters’ Project Scholarship Fund, and other projects and programs at various local health centers.
In 2013, the Sisters established a scholarship fund. This scholarship will provide $2,000 for two graduating high school seniors who live in Wallingford; each student must be a cancer survivor or have an immediate family member who has been afflicted by cancer (mother, father, sibling, or legal guardian). The scholarship is not limited to Wallingford public high schools, but open to all high schools (public or private) provided that the applicant lives in Wallingford.
For more information on The Sisters’ Project Scholarship opportunity, please contact your high school guidance office or get in touch with us today. You can also access the Scholarship Application document here.
The Sisters’ Project Memory Garden was created in 2013 with guidance from the Wallingford Center, Inc. The garden is a tranquil location in the center of Wallingford for those to reflect and remember those lives lost who designated “in lieu of” gifts.
Masonicare Hospice Unit
Since 2011, the Sisters have funded numerous projects and programs at Masonicare Hospice of Wallingford, CT including: renovating and upgrading the family lounge; creating a furnished outdoor pavilion for patients and their families; providing funding for equipment such as clinical care recliners, sleeper chairs, and pressure relieving mattresses, along with a Last Wish Fund to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients during their final weeks and a Funeral Expense Fund for indigent Hospice patients with no personal familial financial resources.
Yale New Haven Smilow Cancer Hospital
Each year since 2016, the Sisters have funded various projects at Yale New Haven Health Smilow Cancer Hospital. The funding has supported the purchase of a blanket warmer to the Emergency Care Center, technological enhancements to the Pediatric Oncology Unit and upgrades to the Adolescent Oncology Ward, an area where the teens can socialize with their peers as they undergo treatment.
Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute at MidState Medical Center Meriden
Over the years, the Sisters have funded programs to enhance the well-being of breast cancer patients who are treated at MidState Medical Center including Lumpectomy Bags containing post procedure wound dressing kit, cotton undershirt, flushable wipes, lip balm, & toiletries beneficial to the patient and Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook – a wonderfully comprehensive book & a favorite of the Oncologists at MidState Medical Center to give to their patients.
In 2019, the Sisters began supporting Connecticut Hospice by providing critical funding to cover the cost of a new chew-bit ice machine.
Since 2013, The Sisters’ Project has been donating to the Wallingford YMCA’s Livestrong Program — this is a physical activity and well-being class designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve holistic health goals by strengthening the whole person.