RUTLAND COUNTY—This year marks the 11th year of “Boating with Becky” for the W2W (Woman to Woman) cancer support group. This summer was their first memorial cruise on Lake Bomoseen in honor of Becky Oberkirch, a group member from Hubbardton who passed away last February.
W2W is an open support group for women of all ages who have been diagnosed, at any time in their lives, with any type of cancer and who live in the Rutland County area. They gather monthly at Rutland Regional Medical Center at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month, and additionally they enjoy many activities together such as art classes, kayaking, yoga, snowshoeing, picnics, Zumba, origami, reiki, knitting, scrapbooking, crafts, jewelry making and much more. All women in need of a friendly, supportive and confidential environment are encouraged to contact W2W at email@example.com or on Facebook, womantowomanvt.webs.com.
Photo by Cheryl Gosselin
W2W cancer support group on its first memorial cruise on Lake Bomoseen. Standing (l-r): Arlene Zivitz, Rutland; Pat Pranger, Wallingford; Rick Oberkirch, Brandon; Ellen Wakker, West Rutland; Betty Burke, Rutland; Susan Edwards, West Rutland. Pictured sitting (l-r): Joan Smith, Fair Haven; Adela Hansen, Rutland; amd Pam Blanchard, West Rutland. Missing from photo (she was the photographer) Cheryl Gosselin, W2W Coordinator, Fair Haven.