The Kids Cancer Foundation recently sponsored an end-of-summer party for local kids and their families battling childhood cancer.
The young patients and their families were treated to an afternoon of family fun made possible by the following local sponsors: Once a Month Charities, Joey’s Outback Adventures, Costco, nutritionist Cindy Collins, chef Debbie Appleseed, Girl Scout troops 20100 and 20114, TJ Spirit Zone and the American Heritage High School National Honor Society.
Thanks to Once a Month Charities and Costco, there were plenty of cold drinks and tasty treats for the kids and families to snack on. Once a Month Charities also provided backpacks for the kids filled with school supplies. Joey’s Outback Adventures sent their mascot Joey the Kangaroo to pay a visit and hand out toys that they had collected at their “Christmas in July” event. Collins and Appleseed stopped in to talk about healthful school lunches and snacks and to bring some healthy treats for the kids and families to sample.
The Girl Scouts and TJ Spirit Zone provided fun craft projects and American Heritage High School National Honor Society came by to lend a hand at the event.
All the children and families were able to enjoy an afternoon of fun, far removed from the doctor’s office and hospital. And best of all, they had an opportunity to just have a great time being kids.
The event was a pleasant reprieve for the children and their families to just relax and have fun and to, at least momentarily, forget their daily struggle battling childhood cancer.
If you wish to learn more about the Kids Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit charity whose mission is to provide hope and support to local children and families battling childhood cancer and/or blood disorders, visit the foundation’s web site at www.kidscancersf.org or call Michelle O’Boyle at (561) 371-1298.
Above: Joey the Kangaroo joins the children at the Kids Cancer Foundation’s end-of-summer party.