Ann's Place Provides comfort, support, and resources to people Living with cancer and their loved ones
We are a compassionate nonprofit serving Connecticut and Hudson Valley New York with professional counseling, support groups, wellness activities and educational resources. Hundreds come to us for support, all at no charge. We assist you and your loved ones to create a unique pathway through cancer that enhances your quality of life. Whether you are looking for support and resources for your own cancer no matter what kind it is, or for a family member’s cancer or would like to give back by donating your time or funds – welcome to our community.
A Tribute to Jeanne Clarke Parille
On March 15, 2018, Ann’s Place lost one of our beloved Directors Emeritae, Jeanne Parille. Jeanne was a member of the Founding Board of I Can, Inc. in 1991, and served on our board of directors for seventeen years.
Jeanne provided a distinctive voice in the development of Ann’s Place. A former American Cancer Society administrator, she was keenly aware of the gap in local support services for people living with cancer and was passionate in her advocacy to provide that critical help.
In addition to serving on the board, Jeanne rallied fellow golfers to create our Ladies Golf Classic at Richter Park in 1996, still one of the few women’s charitable tournament in the state. Jeanne also joined the founding Leadership Board for Ann’s Place Festival of Trees in 2003 and supported its Market Place boutique.
Her great kindness and quick sense of humor will be long remembered. Jeanne and her late husband Frederick Parille, a decorated WWII hero, were respected local business owners. She is survived by her sons David and Mark, her sister Ethel Leahey, and three grandchildren. Jeanne was predeceased by sisters Dorothy and Shirley, and brothers John and Donald Clarke.
a timeline of comfort and compassion:
Ann's place Celebrates Over 25 years!
It all began in 1991 with an offering of support groups to 50 people. CLICK HERE to follow a timeline of hope that brings us to the Ann's Place of today -- an award winning, community-based cancer support and resource center serving more than 1,100 people, and their families!
Where do your donation dollars go?
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