Courage Meals

Having a healthy meal is difficult even for individuals and families that are not facing the additional challenges of CANCER. Especially for those with CANCER, we believe that diet is critical and can affect your outcomes significantly.

Marcia has talked with other patients during her own treatments who tell her that finding good meal choices is hard, and that they are just overwhelmed. It is from this experience that the Courage Meal was born. MarCIA strives to promote the benefit of nutrition during and after treatment.

To address the meal requirements for the family, which is different than those tolerated and recommended for the CANCER warrior, Marcia tells of a great support provided her during the first 4 months of her treatments. A wise neighbor established a meal train for Marcia’s family. This provided relief in the shopping, prepping, and cooking of meals while she navigated life with CANCER. Marcia was sensitive to certain foods and redefining her diet by choosing more plant proteins and organic foods meant managing two types of meal prep at a time when she was exhausted and not feeling well. It was such a great help and comfort to Marcia and her family when that meal arrived. This also offers a way for others to support at a time when they don’t even know what to say.

The basic Meal Train app is free and easy to use with a video to walk you through. The meal recipient can provide information on food preferences, allergies, and delivery instructions. As you support your CANCER warrior, this is an app you want to consider.

In support of our Courage Meals pillar we have partnered with the Ronald McDonald House to provide meals for families staying away from home during their child’s treatment. Their days are often exhausting and stressful so a prepared meal offers some comfort and nutrition to power through.

There is no better way to commemorate Courage Day than to feed our courageous Ronald McDonald families on 10/10.

Taking our Courage Meal pillar to heart on February 14 we worked with a local Baltimore vendor to provide 40+ dinners to cancer patients and their families staying at the Ronald McDonald House on Valentines Day.

Cancer treatments away from home are twice as hard, so we loved the opportunity to support and comfort those impacted by cancer, the cornerstone of our organization.

Even COVID could not keep us away in May. Our vendor provided individually packaged delicious meals to our Ronald McDonald House families. The Ronald McDonald House staff cheerfully served on our behalf with smiles underneath those masks.

In July it seemed appropriate to host a Courage Meal.

Marcia would be pleased to know her Courage Meals supported and comforted cancer patient families as we remember her birthday.

Happy Birthday Marcia !