Our Mission

Furthering the well-being of those affected by cancer through empowerment, enhancement of their quality of life, and the creation of hope for the future. Helping to provide a life of rich quality and endless possibility. Generating awareness of the plight of those affected by cancer through advocacy.

Our Camps and Retreats

Recent News

A Tradition of Volunteering with the Graziano Family

by Mark McNease Born and raised in Milwaukee, Rob Graziano…

Healing Angels: My Story

Cancer Survivor was not a title I ever thought I'd possess by…

Camp Teen Angel 2018

By Kathy Mathie A small but energetic group of 13 campers…

Charlie Kotke and Peggy Nimz: A Dynamic Duo for Angel On My Shoulder

Charlie Kotke and Peggy Nimz: A Dynamic Duo for Angel On My Shoulder Mark…

A Recipe for Compassion with Joe and Kathy Lass

A Recipe for Compassion with Joe and Kathy Lass Mark McNease Owners…

Camp Angel : July 2018

Camp Angel (ages 7-12) was held July 6--8, 2018. An enthusiastic…

ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER GOLF SPECTACULAR

The Twenty Second Annual B. Bruce Krier Angel On My Shoulder…

POWERFUL POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS - By Anita Domnitz, RN, MS, ND

One of the activities we do in our Angel Care Retreats is to…

Herman Family Generously Gives to Enrich Lives

Family time together and creating long lasting memories are the…

In Honor / Loving Memory Of

Throughout the year, Angel On My Shoulder receives meaningful donations in memory of loved ones who have gone before us or in honor of loved ones today. Each and every one of these special tributes honoring and remembering loved ones is warmly received and greatly appreciated.

OUR STORY

Rooted In Personal Experience

Lolly Rose

I created Angel On My Shoulder in 1995 following the heavenly transition of my husband Dick Rose after his courageous battle with cancer.  Simply stated, I wanted to make something good out of something so bad.

It was my hope to create a foundation that would improve the quality of life of those living with or affected by cancer in positive and profound ways.  Nearly twenty-five years into our mission, I am pleased to say that with the efforts and commitment of so many wonderful volunteers, board members, camp counselors and directors, retreat facilitators and of course those we serve, Angel has meet that goal.

We offer 6 different camps, some in the winter and others in the summer (and a couple in both seasons!), and 2 unique retreats which focus on caregivers and survivors.  What’s special to the core of who we are is that we offer these experiences at no cost to the participants thanks to generous donations from our benefactors.   We also focus on the total experience of those living with cancer.  From my own life, I quickly realized that family members also undergo extremely difficult and emotionally challenging journeys alongside their loved ones who are living with cancer.  Each family member faces cancer in their own personal way.  Children are especially vulnerable. Navigating the cancer journey unavoidably can and does become a stressful experience that greatly impacts and disrupts their young lives.  Caregivers have needs and need nourishment just as those living with cancer do.  We are there to offer respite to all.

It is MY hope that when thinking of Angel On My Shoulder, this thought will come to mind….Heaven sends helping hands and caring hearts JUST when we need them most.

In that spirit, the hundreds of volunteers, board members, counselors, campers and supporters… thank YOU for YOUR support and we invite you to “discover” more about our foundation on this website, by subscribing to our newsletter and following us on social media.  Angel On My Shoulder commits to bringing light, peace, hope and healing to those living with or affected by cancer.

© Copyright 2018 Angel On My Shoulder
Angel On My Shoulder is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible.  
Federal Tax ID # 39-1858288