Tag Archive | cancer

Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets

 

Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the goal of bringing care baskets to children who are battling for their lives against childhood cancer or other serious illnesses, as well as raising awareness for childhood cancer throughout the year. We realize that when a child is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it not only affects the child but the parents, siblings, and the rest of their family. For this reason, we strive to bring a “butterfly kiss” not only to the child who is ill, but to the siblings as well. Our hope is that we will provide a smile among the shattered world of life-threatening illness, and that we will rally a community to make a difference through the smallest acts of kindness.

 

For more information, click: Here

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Families Against Neuroblastoma: Mauvember Campaign

Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the nervous system which often occurs in the abdomen and can spread to all other parts of the body including the bone, bone marrow and brain. It is an aggressive and most common form of childhood cancer, with over 100 children being diagnosed each year. Sadly there is an 80% chance of relapse and currently no relapse protocol in the UK.

Although our offices are based in Hunstanton, Norfolk, as a charity we support over 200 families nationwide through every stage of their journey. We fundraise for potentially lifesaving treatments which might not be available on the NHS as well as research, holidays, treats and wishes and many other aspects to help and support families in their fight against neuroblastoma. We also have a number of international families within our support group, who are always happy to network with us and each other.

Next month we will be launching our national campaign ‘Mauvember’. During November lots of men grow a moustache to raise awareness of male cancers but little men get cancer too! So what better way to raise awareness than to don the Neuroblastoma and FAN’s brand colour of purple! To help us spread the word and promote our cause, we would like to see and receive photos of as many people as we can, getting involved and advocating the campaign by wearing it purple. There are lots of things that can be done, some to raise funds and some just to raise awareness; wear a purple wig for a week, get everyone to wear a purple moustache, dress in purple for the day, have a purple cake sale, etc.

Also if anyone wishes to fund raise on our behalf then we would love for them to get in touch.

 

Berney 

Fundraising and Events Assistant

Families Against Neuroblastoma

Text Donate CURE94 and your amount between £1.00 – £10.00 to 70070

 

 

 

Adopt a pig

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Adopt a Pig is a program designed to help children and their families cope as they face their greatest challenge, fighting cancer.  Proceeds benefit a variety of support services and coping mechanisms for patients and their families.

How the program works

  1. Pediatric cancer patients and survivors paint and decorate piggy banks.
  2. Sponsors adopt the piggy banks for an initial $25 fee and begin collecting donations.
  3. When each bank is full, the change inside is counted and a check is sent to Adopt a Pig.  Sponsors keep the piggy bank as a personal reminder of a child’s fight against cancer.

 

For more information go to: http://www.adoptapig.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdoptAPig

 

 

Stevens Fighting Fund

Steven, a 23 year old young man, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in August 2010. His family needed 100.000 so they could fly Steven to Los Angeles, California and have an operation to remove the tumour.

They arranged to fly to LA  and thankfully the operation was a success, but they only raised 40.000 so the rest they had to borrowed it. Stevens family is now raising money so they can give  back all the money they borrowed, please lets help this family with a donation 🙂

 

For more information, go to:  http://stevensfightingfund.co.uk/about-steven/

Donate here: http://stevensfightingfund.co.uk/donate/

 

Thanks everyone!