Young patients receiving support from the Kids Cancer Foundation were given the chance to try out some sweet new pint-sized rides, courtesy of Palm Beach Classics, last week.
During the monthly Kids Night Out program on Friday, June 28, two shiny new mini-me cars were presented to the Kids Cancer Foundation. The cars will be donated to Palms West Hospital, where they will be used to transport young patients to procedures.
Kids Night Out is a program for young cancer patients and their families to enjoy quality time together, or for parents to get away for a couple of hours knowing their kids are in safe hands.
“This is usually a monthly event, and they often have themes,” volunteer Donna Leone said. “It is a night out for the kids with activities, food and all kinds of fun things going on. Some parents also like to stay and have fun with the kids and chat with other parents.”
There are many other services available through the foundation.
“We do case management, helping families find resources in the community, whether it’s local, state or national resources, to provide financial assistance,” KCF Executive Director Michelle O’Boyle explained. “We also offer tutoring, and we have a child enrichment program. They can come here during the week, Monday through Friday, when we have different programs. We also have volunteers who come in and work with them.”
Volunteer opportunities range from regular programs to single events, and teens looking to complete service hours are welcome. Potential volunteers should contact Director of Programs Nicole Guererri at email@example.com.
The special mini cars, donated by Palm Beach Classics, is part of the company’s new MiniMe Cars & Coffee program taking place each month. For more information, visit www.minimecarsandcoffee.com.
The Kids Cancer Foundation is located at 246 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. in Royal Palm Beach. Drop in hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but potential clients, volunteers or supporters can reach out to the facility in order to schedule an appointment or tour outside at another time.