A special thanks to Mrs. Eartha Washington who invited me as her guest.  She is also the Chairperson of the Women of Color Leaderswhip Advisory Council.

Thanks to the Office of Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, who facilitated our meeting.



This work was presented to Anna Kril, President & Eartha Washington, Vice President of the organization Shareing & Careing
at their 17th Anniversary Benefit & Silent Auction Celebration on November 16, 2011.
They are a Breast Cancer Support Service Group
Location:  45-02 Ditmars Blvd., Suite-1016, Astoria, NY 11105.
The Hope Award was presented to Donna Hanover, former First Lady of the City of New York.
Others received awards also.

The Color of Hope

WHAT is the color of hope? Are the markers of hope easily identifiable, specific in nature, symbols, colors or types? Can specific persons or acts be "The Color of Hope"?

I venture to say, “The Color of Hope” is not a single color, but the blending of hues, that when joined characterize LOVE.” “The Color of Hope” is an act of kindness, encouraging word or hand on the shoulder that tells someone they are not alone.

The Color of Hope” is seen in the eyes of those waiting for test results that may alter their lives forever. It is in the words of the DOCTORS who must explain to a patient the nature of their illness, treatment plan or life expectancy. It is a deep desire for a cure from this debilitating disease, and not only by those afflicted with it but for future generations to come. It is living with the expectation that research will bring a cure on tomorrow and that you will be alive to benefit from that cure.

The Color of Hope” is seen in the strength displayed by those yet in this fight for life, and the foot supporters and researchers have placed on the throat of this monster known as cancer.

"The Color of Hope" is a support system that includes prayer. It extends from one person to another or others.

Never, forget, that “The Color of Hope” is every survivor in this room, every survivor you encounter, every researcher and yes every supporter. It is God working in others, on your behalf. Cr. Ms. Alice B. Nixon-Barr, June 15, 2010 & revised November 12, 2011. This work is not to be duplicated in any form, stored in a retrieval system, published or performed by anyone without the written permission of the above named author. Cr

Dedicated To: All Cancer Patients & Survivors

Dedicated To: The Legacy & Life of Cherry Anne Weinstein

A Woman Who Supported Survivors & Those Afflicted With This Disease


Dedicated To: Izora Robinson, a woman who supports cancer patients

by providing them with Chemo caps of love.

By: Ms. Alice B. Nixon-Barr

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