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Help YOUR Community Champion

There is only one thing as good as making a difference in your community – helping your community champion who goes above and beyond to inspire and make lives better. Royal Neighbors members have a unique opportunity to support local community champions by nominating them for a Nation of Neighbors℠ empowerment grant. 

Faces of Courage offers support to cancer patients

Sep 17, 2018
Photo of Peggie Sherry receiving award from Amy Jones
Shown above, left to right, Peggie Sherry and Amy Jones, Royal Neighbors Director of Philanthropy.

As a two-time cancer survivor, Peggie Sherry of Tampa, Florida, understands first-hand the struggle to heal emotionally, physically and financially from the disease. Faces of Courage was founded by Peggie to bring cancer patients together at no-cost camps in a barrier-free, medically supervised environment. Men, women and children can build support systems, learn navigational tools, provide emotional support and alter attitudes toward survival and treatment. The camps are judgement-free in a comfortable atmosphere where they can just have FUN.

The Nation of Neighbors℠ empowerment grant will support the 2019 Teen Cancer Camp, a camp that went unfunded in 2018 leaving a gap for these families.

“Nothing gives me more joy than providing programs that promote empowerment and healthy outcomes. With the Royal Neighbors grant, we will be able to touch and change the lives of 60 teens fighting cancer,” said Peggie.

Faces of Courage has served more than 8,000 families free of charge and will continue to grow its mission of empowering and uniting cancer survivors.

Nation of Neighbors℠, Royal Neighbors’ signature program to empower women, provides financial assistance to individuals who have a plan to start or expand a business, an organization or group that helps women and girls. Nearly $2 million has been awarded since 2007.

Form #: P00324 Rev. 9-2018
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Form #: P00339; Rev. 11-2019