Can you donate?
Please join us in supporting local families whose children have cancer.
100% of the funds raised go to an important, small, grass-roots organization. Thanks to people like you, we've seen first-hand how important this group is to island oncology families. You can decide if you want your donation to register on my page or Luis's :)
Here's the link to Luis's page (he's riding):
Here's the link to my page (I'm herding cats managing the team):
$20 and up gets you a tax receipt. Less is good, too.
Here's a link to the web page of the program that will receive the funding:
As I looked on the web site, I realized that over the years Rene was in treatment here in Victoria, our family benefited from all four of the prongs of support provided by this program.
The four prongs are:
- On-site support during treatment: Practical assistance such as cafeteria vouchers; funding for Child Life so kids have access to toys, electronics, arts and crafts supplies and books. Special lunches are brought in to the hospital to break the monotony of treatment.
- Family support: A variety of family programs including island-based arts and crafts nights; outdoor adventures; information meetings and retreats are organized so that families can connect, recharge and build a supportive, local community.
- Individual support and advocacy: Skilled family liaisons work closely with the hospital and island-based families to help extend psychosocial connections and connect families to resources within the community.
- Emergency Assistance: Funds and resources such as gas, phone and grocery cards are provided to families in urgent need.
The Kid's Team (Rene's Riders) Needs More Riders!!!
If you and your child would like to participate please, please sign up!!! Go to Rene's Riders
Click on "Join the Team"
If you want to support the children's effort click on "Donate"