IDA MAE CENTER INC.
501(c)3 TAX EXEMPTED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
The mission of the Ida Mae Center Inc.Our mission is to help improve
cancer survivors, patients, families and friendsquality of life through service that address
the physical, emotional and social challenges of
survivorship through education
wellness programs and dance therapy.
IDA MAE CENTER, INC
Make a Difference The Ida Mae Center, Cancer Wellness receives operating support
through the generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations, and businesses.
Donations make it possible to offer our services to cancer survivors members free of charge.
Each and every donation is vital to the Center and more importantly, to those whos lives are
affected by cancer. The Ida Mae Center is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization,
so your donations are tax deductible within the limits of the tax laws.
Make a Difference The Cancer Wellness Center receives operating support through the
generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations, and businesses
FANNIE NELSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND:Cancer Wellness
Her Hoping is that the name Fannie Nelson will live on through the IDA MAE CENTER by creating her Scholarship
She felt my pain, she felt my hope, she felt my determination and she felt the love that I have for people.
Cancer Survivors Fund
The Cancer Survivors Fund provides scholarships for cancer survivorsor or who have lost a parent to cancer or whose parent is currently fighting cancer.
MRS. FANNIE NELSON
At the age of 90 Mrs. Fannie Nelson was through of by many
People who knew her as Momma Edythe a wonderful person,
Her last support to the community was her Survivor
speech at the Grand Reopening of the IDA MAE CENTER, She told
her story about life, through the window of survivorship.
Fannie Nelson was teacher a mentor and a mother to me a
person of style.
Her impact on my life will always have a special place in my
is to known that Momma Edythe spirit lives on through the word
“I've learned that people will not forget what you said through
dance, people will not forget what you done through dance, and
people will never forget how you made them feel through dance.
Now every day we will live with more love, hope and
Knowing that the IDA MAE CENTER touched Fannie Nelson in
this positive way.
They say that time in heaven is compared to 'the blink of an eye
for us on this earth,
but while on earth "Life isn’t about waiting for
the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
Edythe your mother made it known that The IDA MAE CENTER
and cancer wellness meant a great deal to her and she
had a greater plan for the IDA MAE CENTER.
Her Hoping is that the name Fannie Nelson will live on through
the IDA MAE CENTER by creating her Scholarship Fund.
Fannie Nelson is on her journey to meet God on the dance floor
Because she never lost her hope, She never lost her joy, she
never lost her faith
but most of all she never lost her praises.
We welcome, families and friends.
My name is Verna Richardson,
I am the owner and visionary of the
IDA MAE CENTER Cancer Wellness in Jacksonville NC 28546
Robert Richardson Sr. had fought a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He is my father In-law and was such a wonderful strong willed man.
I love him so much. He has won the battle and is a survivor in heaven. I am willing to continue to fight this battle of cancer with our wellness therapy program.
I have three wishes:
The first is that cancer as a disease will be cured during my lifetime. The second is that it will be prevented. While these may not be possible, my third wish is that all individuals with cancer receive optimal comprehensive medical and psychosocial care that allows them to maximize their health and wellness.
Cancer affects the mind, the body, the soul, and the emotions. We are committed to help the whole person, not just the disease.
A cancer diagnosis should not be faced alone. Everyone needs information, guidance and support during treatment, recovery or recurrence.
The IDA MAE CENTER INC. Cancer Wellness , We respect the mind-body relationship and believe that quality of life is an essential goal.
Robert Richardson Sr., battled Pancreatic Cancer, seeing that his diagnosis provides an opportunity for personal growth, We all can embrace his words of empowerment.
(I CAN'T COMPLAIN.) IDA MAE CENTER wall of cancer patients and survivors.
We hope that the information that you find here will assist you in supporting our cancer wellness programs.
My family thanks you, in expressing your love, care and concerns. Having good information makes it possible to make good choices. Being active in supporting a cause is good for body, mind and spirit!
Ida Mae Center offers help to those battling cancer
Sisters Verna Richardson and Bernette Mundy place the initials of their late mother Ida Mae under the survivors tree at the Ida Mae Center in Jacksonville .
Photo by John Sudbrink / The Daily News
Published: Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 09:25 AM.
When Verna Richardsons mother was battling cancer, it was a lonely process filled with uncertainty and fear.
She wanted to make something meaningful come of her mothers death in 1984. Years later, working for the New River fitness center, Richardson started thinking about how she could improve the lives of people touched by cancer with her background in fitness and nutrition.
We watched (our mother) go through her battle with cancer not knowing what to do and how to help her feel better, said Richardson. So I came up with a wellness therapy program so we could help people who were suffering from cancer or survivors just feel better as they are going through their battle or recovery.
Richardson founded the Ida Mae Center, named for her mother, in 2009. The wellness therapy program isnt doctorprescribed medical care that will cure a cancer patient. Instead, its yoga classes, meditation, Zumba and counseling when the individual needs it. Some of the visitors to the Ida Mae Center have never had cancer, but come to get information on preventative measures or to enjoy the exercise and wellness classes. But for the people who do come while in their battle or recovery, the visits are always free.
Bernette Mundy, vice president of the Ida Mae Center and Richardsonï¿½s sister, said they try to make the atmosphere warm.
We talk to families about what their loved ones are going through and about stuff that they might be afraid to ask their doctor, said Mundy. The center feels more like a clubhouse than a hospital, she said. Richardson said many patients are also afraid people will judge them in a traditional fitness center setting.
They feel like if they go to a regular fitness center, the eyes are on them because either their hair has fallen out or they just look sickly, said Richardson. At the Ida Mae Center, cancer patients can rest assured that everyone their knows about what they are going through and understands.
Keonni Gayles Miss Glitter of the Ida Mae Center 2014 Pageant. This six year old is working hard as she raised donations to support the Ida Mae Center in the fight against cancer.
Keonni great grandparents are both cancer survivors.
Help Keonni raise donations to support a great cause. Thank You!
THE IDA MAE CENTER
NEED YOUR HELP!
An extension of GOD’S Passion
…designed to bring us closer to God: building strong bonds among women that will uplift, inspire, celebrate and empower you to become better for yourself, your family, and your community
Discussions on the IDANCE book, pamper parties and more…
Second Saturday of Each Month
Join us for our Monthly Session
Do you love to dance? If you answered is "yes"
then IDANCE monthly meet is for you. Whether you are a novice dancer with no experience,
an amateur who thinks they can dance a liturgical dancer or a professional dancer - this group is
for you! The making of this book will guide us through a journey to meet God on the dance floor.
God desires us to know Him in an intimate way. A dance between two people is an intimate
conversation of what is in their hearts. I invite you to meet God on the dance floor, begin
dancing your prayers and take your worship to a new level through the IDANCE program.
FRIDAY MARCH 18, 2015
IDA MAE CENTER
825 GUM BRANCH RD SUITE 127
JACKSONVILLE NC 28546
For more information call 910-353-6350
November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Meeting Jan. 6, 2015 8:30 pm for specific instructions
Gum Branch Rd Suite 127
Jacksonville NC 28546
$45.00 per person
8 WEEKS OF RELEASE
BASKETBALL WEIGHT RELEASE CHALLENGE
Teams of 5
Sign up today! This challenge is perfect if you’re trying
to release a large percentage of your total weight and establish more consistent healthy way of life habits.
This Challenge is based on pounds lost.
CORPORATE WELLNESS & YOGA WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Friday 11:00 am -12:15 pm Yoga- Gentle / Chair
Saturday 9:30 am -10:20 am Zumba
10:30am -11:15am Morning Core Yoga
10yrs -15yrs - 11:30am -12:30 pm Creative Dance PROJECT
5yrs - 9yrs 2:00pm -3: 00pm Creative Dance
Join our 8 Week Nutrition Boot Camp!
Were kicking off the introduction of our new 8 Week Nutrition Boot Camp and we want you to join us!
For 8 weeks we will be instructing you through easy nutrition advice for you to follow. We will challenge you to accomplish a healthy task each week to help you improve your nutrition. For example,we will challenge you to eat 8 to 10 fruits and vegetables per day. We include a handy tracking guide for you to check off your progress throughout the week.
The following Monday, check back in with your progress from the previous week. Discuss your successes and struggles with others who are taking part in the challenge help each other out, and cheer everyone on!
Join the Boot camp call 910-353-6350
IDA MAE CENTER INC. CANCER WELLNESS
SUPPORT GROUP Don't miss these fantastic, Days
We're here with free services and
Programs for people with cancer, survivors and their
caregivers, but we need your help.
Too many people still dont know about the
IDA MAE CENTER support group, free programs and services
for people affected by cancer.
You are our best messengers.
Don't keep us a secret.
Please tell everyone you know whose lives are affected by
a cancer diagnosis about our free programs and services.
1st Saturday in every month Ida Mae Center
host its cancer support group day @ 3:00PM
What you can gain at Cancer Support Community:
*Increased feelings of control of your life.
*Support for caregivers, family and friends.
*Increased hope and a new attitude towards cancer.
| Call for more information 910-353-3775
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