How we help the community

All of these have given me back some of the power that I felt I had lost – by being able to help others!

Courage Bags packed and delivered to University of Maryland Medical Center for Courage Day 10/10.

Kid Courage bags delivered by one of Marcia’s own.

These are the new sling style bags and were packaged and delivered by kids for kids.

Eighteen bags delivered to Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore for patients ranging in age from babies to young adults. Some bags are packed with blankets made and donated by Project Linus of Carroll County.

MarCIA Courage in Action launched on Courage Day 10/10/2020 and less than 2 weeks later our first set of Courage Bags are being hand delivered by Marcia! Oh, and this is after her chemo treatment that same day. She is our superhero!

Delivering to the Skip Viragh Cancer Center while carrying her own Courage Bag to treatment.

Twenty Courage Bags delivered to LifeBridge, 1/2 to Sinai Hospital and 1/2 to Northwest Hospital. MarCIA is spreading the courage across the town.

In October 2019, instead of breast cancer socks, Marcia’s daughters’ soccer teams wore Cancer Awareness socks with rainbow ribbons on them. These ribbons represented all types of cancer.  When researching cancer ribbons, she found 31 different ribbon colors for different types of cancers with some colors representing more than 1 cancer.  It was overwhelming!!  Planning to do it again this season.

Marcia and her girls made and donated gift bags to children/teens in hospitals over the holidays, distributed donated lip balm to outpatients, volunteered at a local Ronald McDonald house and joined the Relay for Life planning committee.  

This is where her passion and mission for this organization began.