The June C. Baker Foundation to Benefit Kids with Cancer recently presented the Pediatric Oncology Support Team (POST) of West Palm Beach with a plaque of recognition for all they do to assist families of children with cancer.
Having a child diagnosed with cancer can be devastating for the entire family; POST steps in with its highly qualified team of professionals to help with counseling, case management, care coordination, school advocacy and much more.
The June C. Baker Foundation, established by George “Archie” Baker in memory of his beloved wife June, whose wish was to help “kids with cancer,” has provided financial support to POST since the foundation’s inception in 2004.
Funds are used primarily for prescription drug payments, various co-payments, and costs of travel to out-of-area clinics and hospitals, specifically for gasoline cards. The foundation also underwrites costs of POST’s respite program that provides funds for families who are unable to afford to celebrate a child’s birthday or other special event in a restaurant or for other needs such as school supplies, uniforms or clothing.
The foundation is a public charity staffed by volunteers and governed by a board of directors who volunteer their services. All operating expenses of the foundation are paid by family members to ensure that 100 percent of donations and proceeds from fund-raising activities is disbursed to children with cancer in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties.
ABOVE: POST Program Director Barbara Abernathy and Care Coordinator Terrie Johnson with a plaque from the June C. Baker Foundation.