ROCHESTER (WWJ) – Gina and Michael Spehn could never have imagined how their love story would unfold as both of their spouses died of cancer and each had young children.

The pair met and after a two-year courtship they were married. The two made the decision to help other families that were touched by cancer.

“It doesn’t matter whether a parent has cancer or a child has cancer, we come along side these families and we try to sustain them, primarily financially, but also emotionally,” Gina said.

Since 2007 The New Day Foundation has raised millions of dollars to benefit families struggling with the effects of cancer.

“An organization like ours is vitally necessary in order to help sustain these families and keep them in their homes – keep the lights turned on,” she said.

Find more information about The New Day Foundation – HERE.

Do you know someone in your community that has made a difference to benefit others? WWJ Newsradio 950 is seeking out individuals who are making a difference, big or small – people who have inspired positive change and those who have made an impact in the community.

Each month, WWJ will honor a person as the Difference Maker in the Community.  This person will be highlighted on-air and on for their positive contributions.  All monthly Difference Makers will be invited to join at a special luncheon in the spring of 2013 to recognize the positive contributions.

Click here to nominate someone you know.

WWJ Newsradio 950 Difference Maker in the Community programicon1 Judith Burdick: Difference Maker In The Community is presented by Baker Tilly Accountants and Advisors and sponsored in part by Family Heating, Cooling & Electrical.


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