One of my Favorite Events: We Can! 11th Annual “A Day of Words, Wit and Wisdom”

Jun 4, 2015


A spectacular Cape Cod day for the ‘We Can’ event held at the Wychmere Beach Club in Harwich Port and presented by Cape Cod 5 Bank! Outstandingly well attended with 500 some attendees! Just look at the parking lot. In fact, I learned this event sold out in 90 seconds! Yes, that’s correct, 90 seconds which is a mind boggling stat and speaks volumes to ‘We Can’ ‘s sound support of community and technology.


A beautiful Cape day, held at a fantastic venue where salt air meets sand and incredible waterfront with unending horizons. I was fortunate beyond belief having been invited as a guest of Fresh Cape Designs, Cindy Porter and her colleague, Danielle Hayward.


The treat of the event, the authors. Introduced with exuberant energy, style, and humor by Anne LaClaire, author of: ‘Listening Below the Noise’, and
‘The Lavender Hour’.
Guest Author: Paula McLain,
‘A Ticket to Ride’ & ‘The Paris Wife’. And guest author: Chris Bohjalian, ‘Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands’ & ‘Midwives’. and guest author Lauren Acampora, ‘The Wandering Garden’. Brilliance with humor was shown before us. Their stories stunning, and told with magnificent human relatedness. The message we all have a story.


Then three women bravely told their stories of transition… after all, this is the meat and potatoes of ‘We Can’ an organization who assists women in transition, empowering women, taking them under their wings and being a guiding light through mentoring programs, and providing unending support in seeing quality of life restored to the finish. The essence of ‘We Can’, is of courage and compassion, and the inspiration of spirit and strength was felt throughout the room! A moment of wet eyes and take out your handkerchiefs! A time of remembering that anything is possible as long as you believe in yourself and have that very support that sustains you and cheers you on to the finish! “We Can’!


Shown top side with Danielle on deck and amazing views of a perfect Cape Cod day! I know one thing for sure, that this event will be marked on my calendar for next year, as a must to attend. I’m in 100%. Nurturing, rejuvenating, inspiring, supporting… which resonates deep within us all. ‘We Can’ is the foundation of Community!


On my drive out from Wychmere Beach Club, along the bricked path road, I paused and smiled… reading and taking a moment to photograph a sign with a message by Henry David Thoreau: “Go Confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

After all, ‘We Can’!

New and Note Worthy ~ Upcoming Event:
Another Way To Support We Can
Orleans Wine & Spirits Annual Grand Tasting
enjoy a relaxing night tasting a great selection of outstanding wines from around the world, including the new We Can vintages, all complimented by the Wequassett Resort with an array of scrumptious hors d’oeuvres.

Date: Wednesday, June 24th from 6:00 ~ 8:00 P.M.
Where: Wequassett Resort & Golf Club
Cape Cod’s premier luxury seaside resort
2173 Route 28, Harwich, MA

Reservations Required. $50,00. per person
($20.00 donated to We Can) To reserve a spot: call 508-255-2812
or reserve in person at Orleans Wine & Spirits, 9 West Road, Orleans.