When the Corinne Sikora Support and Wellness Center in Buckingham eventually opens, its ribbon-cutting will have one notable absence. Corinne Sikora herself. She inspired the center. But she unfortunately succumbed to brain and breast cancer while it was still an idea, reports Katy Zachry for NBC10.
During her treatments, Sikora proposed a site to provide anyone fighting cancer with anything they may need, medical or nonmedical. She shared her notion with best friend Alyssa Waloff.
Eventually, Keith Fenimore, founder and executive director of the Pine2Pink Foundation, was brought into the project.
“It was a daunting, overwhelming, amazing, kind of amazing life-changing request,” he said.
As the idea continued to blossom, Sikora passed, leaving behind family that included her husband, Matt, and two sons, Frankie and Max. The remaining Sikoras took up the mantel with Waloff and Fenimore to push the project forward.
The Corinne Sikora Wellness and Support Center now has a site in Buckingham. Renovations are pending; donors of cancer-related goods and services are lining up.
Touring the empty office, Max Sikora, Corinne’s younger son, said, “I can’t believe this is happening. And I’m really proud. Because I can say, now, that my mom has done this for the community. It’s just really special for me to be a part of this.”
More on the advent of the Corinne Sikora Wellness and Support Center is at NBC10.