Hi Alex's Sunnyside Playroom Supporters! We are well into the swing of summer. Our Menchies Fro-Yo for a Cause generated a $100 donation. A June online Pampered Chef party generated a $149.33 donation. The founder donated something she won/paid for at the casino night. She re-gifted it back to generate a donation towards leave-behinds with upcoming hospital meetings. There are a few meetings coming up in the next month+ about the charity locally helping families. We will continue to keep you updated!
Why are we doing anything to try to help families? According to Cancer Statistics 2019, a scientific paper published in the American Cancer Society Journal, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians there are:
~An estimated 1,762,450 new cancer cases diagnosed in 2019
~606,880 cancer deaths in the US in 2019. This means there is precious time being squelched at hospitals without resources to create meaningful memories.
The BIGGEST reason of ALL is our inspiration. We lived this, day in and day out, for 14 months with the strongest leukemia warrior, Alex. The only reason he fought as hard as he did was to have more time with his wife and children. He wanted to watch more milestones, more birthdays and cement him being a tremendous father in their minds. Cancer fighters endure chemotherapy, radiation, surgeries, bone marrow biopsies, lumbar punctures, horrendous side effects, bone marrow transplants, blood tests and medications to watch more milestones. Ask yourself if you were placed in that room where the doctor delivers terrifying news, what would you do? Who would you think about? Who would you want to spend your last days with? What would you want to do with those important people? This is WHY we exist. To help give families what they deserve and need in their cancer battle.