Let’s Talk Cancer

I am thrilled and excited that this Thursday, May 3 I will have the honor of being a guest on the radio show Let’s Talk Cancer.  The radio show can be found at WWDB-AM 860 on your radio dial or you can listen live on their website.

Taken from the mission statement of WWDB-AM 860:

“With it’s powerful 10,000 watt signal, WWDB-AM 860 is heard loud and clear throughout the Delaware Valley.  WWDB-AM 860 is “Made in America” radio, homegrown and proud.  

“But there is another important dimension to the line-up at WWDB-AM 860 and that’s talk radio.  WWDB-AM 860 is the legacy Talk Radio Station and people come here to the 555 Building to broadcast their programs Live and Local.  WWDB is proud to make airtime available for those serious broadcasters with a unique point of view, with voices that need a radio platform on which to be heard.” 

Let’s Talk Cancer is hosted by Kim Cirucci and Denise Ciliberti-Sosalski.  “They are two friends who talk the Big-C.  Kim is living with cancer and her friend Denise is by her side for honest heartfelt conversation.  They are two south Philly girls on a mission to spread hope and cheer for everyone effected by the disease.”  Kim and Denise truly have a global reach.  On their show they  interview people who are effected by cancer from all over the world.  Last week they interviewed Anne who resides in Ireland.

On Kim and Denise’s show they spread hope, inspiration and the cancer journey with their listeners.  I look forward to be joining them both to talk about cancer and Layers of Love.  It promises to be a great show.  I hope you will join us at LIVE at 12:30 pm est this Thursday, May 3.  If you can’t make the show live be sure to check their website for the podcast recording of the show, where you can listen to all their previous shows as well.


Stay the Course Light a Star

“When the world says “Give up,” hope whispers “Try it one more time.” ~Author Unknown

Our very good friends over in Mansfield Ohio, the wonderful children’s charity Friends Like Us, were hit back at the end of February with a devastating flood. Since we launched Layers of Love we have had a relationship with Friends Like Us. Mark and his wonderful children’s charity, were one of the first friends we communicated with through our social media efforts. Since our first tweets together over a year ago we have built a very strong friendship. What does Friends Like Us do? They are a nonprofit childhood cancer organization with a goal to help children who have been devastated by cancer through their treatments. With all the pain and heartache that can come with this disease, we want to leave a lasting impression of love and hope with them.

As we announced earlier this year we are working this year collecting child sized fleece blankets for children who are going through chemotherapy treatment to add to their Chemo Bear Packages. They have given many children and their families a great deal of hope by providing them with these packages to help them ease the pain and uncertainty of going through chemotherapy treatment. Friends Like Us, works tirelessly for children who have been diagnosed with cancer.

As devastating as the flood was and all the damage it brought to Friends Like Us, the damage hasn’t stopped there, not only did they lose a great deal personally, their charity took a big hit as well, it has been almost complete loss for them. They have been trying to recoup some of the losses with local agencies but haven’t had any luck through that venue to date. So they are doing what they can on their own. As Friends Like Us states on their website, “We did everything we could to keep the water out and as fast is it came in, we couldn’t keep it out. It was like a small river flowing and all we could do is run around to get things put up as fast as we could, but it was too late for a lot of it. We lost so much due to the damages caused from the water. We are working hard on the recovery process, but need so much help with repairs and financially. We just can’t do it on our own!!!” Friends Like Us lost a lot of Chemo Bears, medical supplies, sibling toys, many coloring books, books and lots of supplies. You can view some photos from the flood on their website.

We are asking today if you can help them in any way possible, no donation IS TOO SMALL, every bit counts, to get them back on their feet and running again so that their mission of providing children with their Chemo Bear Packages can go on, move forward and begin to continue again.

Friends Like Us has made it very easy to donate to their cause. Simply go to their website http://www.friendslikeus.org/ and click on the donations tab at the top of the page, you can also donate through your mobile device with their QR code by going here.

Thank you for your help, it is appreciated more than you will ever know.


Thank you to the wonderful charity of Friends Like Us for not only everything they have done for children and their families who have been devastated by cancer, but for everything they will continue to do well into the future.  Layers of Love is grateful not only for the fantastic work they do, but for their friendship.


“Stay the course, light a star, change the world where’er you are.” ~Richard Le Gallienne