I confess that I've always a little unsure how to reach out and offer (useful) support to friends and colleagues with cancer. How our community has responded has been a lesson in kindness and creativity. There was an ebb and flow of intensity over the year; sometimes life was quite 'normal'. Everyone's contribution - larger or small; frequent or infrequent - made a difference. I hope some of the examples given in these postings will help you give ideas to your friends, family and community when they ask "what can I do to help?" Give them the link to this page!