Letters to the Editor — May 12, 2017

Relay for Life is a celebration of hope


Hope is a word we use every day. We hope for a better life, better family relationships and more peace and civility in our world. These are just three hopeful wants of many. My hope wish is a cure for cancer. On May 12 at Frontiertown in West Ocean City, Md., a celebration of hope is going to take place; it is the Relay for Life.

Today, everyone, one way or another, has been affected by cancer in their lives. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. It attacks all walks of life — young, old, all genders and every ethnic group. It is a dreaded disease. I am a 14-year survivor of cancer. I want to fight this disease until a cure is found. It scares me now and scared me when I found out I had it. This made me want to fight harder.

The American Cancer Society, Relay for Life is a friendly walking celebration for the entire family. Our objective is to raise funds and make everyone aware of the ongoing fight against cancer. We celebrate with hope and prayer for the lives who have beaten cancer, ones who are fighting cancer with their caregivers and for those who have succumbed to this disease.

This event is both happy and sad. Tears and laughs are so common but so truly worthy to attend. Our theme is Hope and the color of hope is purple. We want to paint the world purple so we can beat this dreaded disease. We are trying to raise funds for this event. Good people of this community, please help us. We need contributions to the American Cancer Society.

A quote by the wonderful Helen Keller goes as follows, “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

God bless and thanks to all.

Nick Bartolomeo

CATS explains mission, offers information


Cats Around Town Society (CATS) is a 501(c) charity organization based in Ocean View. Our mission is to reduce the over-population of community/homeless cats. We do this by informing the public about the low-cost spay/neuter clinics in our area. We also trap/neuter/vaccinate/return cats that are free-roaming in our area.

CATS is an active group in need of more members. We meet the second Tuesday of each month 4 to 6 p.m. at the home of one of our members (same hostess each month), who provides dinner before the meeting. We are a small, but caring group who hold bake sales and write for grants to continue our work to spay/neuter cats in our community.

If you would like more information on being a member or donating to our group, call our information line at (302) 355-9979.

Nancy Ward, Secretary