I met Brenda about 17 years when I started a new job, she was a client. Shortly after starting there Brenda was diagnosed with breast cancer. Shortly after that my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. I was devastated! Brenda was there with me and my family. Helping us with how to talk to doctors, things to do, etc. Brenda and the foundation are amazing!! We are more thankful than words could ever say. Brenda in now part of our family!
I met these folks at the Relay for Life. The kids are amazing and they were so polite. We met the founder Miss Rider a cancer survivor who met with my wife they had the same cancer. After that she had hope and a purpose. Thank you
The A Way With Words Foundation has done great things for newly diagnosed patients in the Mahoning Valley. The great events they plan help keep these great works going.
Brenda Rider and her foundation has helped thousands in our area because of their up beat music and knowing that kids/and or family member are fighting the ugly cancer. they will sing for anyone anywhere. We should be half person she is and the world would be a better place
I started helping with the foundation to help a freind of mine and was amazed at what all they do and the reaction when the kids perform. JUST GREAT!!!!!
I love watching the faces of the people the kids are singing to. I have many memories of places we have been that will stay with me and my son forever.
I contacted the founder Brenda Rider because my son was ill with a mass in his brain. He is only 4 years old, life isn't fair. Ms Rider talked me on the phone for an hour, just listening to a very scared and angry mother. Instead of jumping on my pity train, she turned it around so I and Caleb had the power. It's been 5 years since the first phone call to Brenda. God Bless the work she and her foundation does, we need more of them.
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I met these people at a local racetrack called Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. These kids sang their hearts out doing the National Anthem. So nice to see patriotism in our youth. The person in charge , was very kind in talking with those asking questions about the kids. So I looked them up on FaceBook and their website. So wonderful we have a group like this in our area.
Our mission is to help cancer patients and those touched by cancer to get through this. By using music, art, poetry and comic books, we are able to reach almost every person. The foundation sponsors the ROCcK Children's Choir. The choir is comprised of patients,siblings and those touched by ages 3-17.The choir performs 70-90 events a year. These children enjoy performing at Relay For Life events, cancer camps, hospice and hope houses. They raise money for transportation and also give those they meet a cd with their songs, or Helping Hands Shirt and books. Money raised by A Way With Words Foundation keeps the ever growing ROCcK Choir in T-Shirts. We also publish poetry , children books and musical cd. "There's Hope in What We Do"
This group of people, touched so many in a short amount of time. Their compassion for cancer patients and their families are beyond approach. We had the privledge to meet the founder and the R.O.C.c.K. Children's Choir. What a beautiful group of people. They make you laugh, cry and know you are loved.
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