Gerri’s Corner, a non-profit resource center for women with cancer in Nassau County will be transitioning to Barnabas Center effective June 1. Gerri’s Corner was organized in 2006 by Christine Alznauer in honor of her beloved sister, Gerri Dadd, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2005.
Gerri’s Corner has operated out of a corner room at Memorial United Methodist Church in Fernandina Beach since its inception. A few years later, a second location was opened at the Anchor Church of God in Callahan due to the need for such specialized services and transportation obstacles for many of the women.
Mrs. Alznauer, Founder and Executive Director of Gerri’s Corner, is retiring after nearly 10 years at the helm of this exceptional organization that has provided valuable services and essential products to women with cancer. As a result, Gerri’s Corner will be operated by Barnabas Center in an effort to continue the outstanding and compassionate work that was started by Mrs. Alznauer. The Callahan site intends to become a separate non-profit entity.
“Please continue to support our efforts as we transition to the Barnabas Center”, stated Christine Alznauer. “As two non-profit organizations, we rely on donations to provide the products to benefit our ladies with cancer. My hope is that our community will continue to do an outstanding job in assisting and prolonging this wonderful service.”
Gerri’s Corner at Barnabas, as it will be called, will continue to provide much of the same services at the Barnabas Center located at 1303 Jasmine Street, Fernandina Beach. The program will serve women with any kind of cancer. Women can make appointments by contacting Barnabas Center at (904)261-7000.
Gerri’s Corner at Barnabas will enlist compassionate and knowledgeable volunteers who will listen to women’s concerns and provide answers to their questions. The program will furnish support group information, brochures, reference materials, DVD’s and a lending library; as well as provide stylish head coverings, wigs, hairpieces, sleep caps, chemo bags with necessities and comfort pillows all FREE of charge.
For more information about Barnabas programs including the health services’ medical and dental program, the crisis assistance program, the Food Pantry or the New To You Barnabas Resale Store, please visit our website at www.BarnabasNassau.org.