Can you help this family?

“…can you help this family?” That was the last line in an e-mail we received recently from a friend of our organization. A family member of theirs let them know about an acquaintance with a young child who had recently been diagnosed with cancer. The family lives over 2 hours away from the Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin where the majority of their child’s care will take place.

As you can imagine, the family is having a hard time making the long and frequent trips to the out of town hospital. Thus the e-mail to K Cancer Baseball. It was a very simple question, “Can you help this family?” The answer was equally as simple, “Yes we can!”

  • We can because a small group of people saw the needs that local families who are battling childhood cancer have because of out-of-town travel and chose to do something about it.
  • We can because people in our community give to support our efforts
  • We can because local people in influential positions have helped us spread awareness to the issues and the support we can provide
  • We can because someone remembered that we are here and passed our information along to a family in need

PLEASE, if you know of someone who is battling childhood cancer, pass along our information to them and have them reach out to us. We are here to help in the way that they need help. There are several ways to reach us. They can go to the resource page of our website and fill out the form, e-mail us at kcancerbaseball@gmail.com, or message us on facebook (@kcancerbaseball).

Can we help this family? Yes, we can 🙂

 

Awareness – Action

Going gold for these guys
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Hopefully you will hear the phrase, “Go Gold For Childhood Cancer” many times this month in efforts to raise awareness to the issues our families who battle childhood cancer face each and every day of the year.
Awareness is important, but only if it sets the stage for action. I like the comment an “Onco-mom” we have come to know and love made recently. She asked that we take September one step beyond Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and turn it into Childhood Cancer Action Month!
What “action” can you take?