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
- Pediatric cancer patients and survivors paint and decorate piggy banks.
- Sponsors adopt the piggy banks for an initial $25 fee and begin collecting donations.
- 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
Hi! My name is Emma Rose. I am a 17 year old Leukemia (ALL) patient. I was diagnosed with cancer in January, 2012. It has been a tough year, but I am finally starting to feel better. I am entering the maintenance phase of my treatment. Even though this is the “easiest” part of my treatment, it still consists of daily oral chemo and almost monthly spinal taps until May 2014. Since my diagnosis, many people have helped my family and me in many ways. Now, I want to do something to give back. I want to help other kids with cancer who are also being treated at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
We are always looking for comfort items the kids can use during their stay- especially pillow pets, soft blankets, fuzzy socks, gift cards (ideally $15 iTunes), lip balm, and mini hand sanitizers. We also have specific donation drives going on which you can learn more about in the posts. Right now we are doing a “Movie Night” donation drive. Since the children cannot go to the movie theater, I want to bring the movie theater experience to them. Please consider donating movies, microwave popcorn, and movie theater candy. We have a specific wishlist on Amazon if you are looking for ideas. Thank you so much!
Please make sure all donations are new and in their original packages.
All mail and packages can be sent to Emma Rose, PO Box 485, Thiensville, WI 53092. Thank you so much for your generosity! ♥ Emma Rose
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/
Look the video the lads from One Direction made to help raise money for Red nose! Only 5 pounds can prevent a child from dying, please help!
Text Yes to 70005, watch the video for more information about other ways of helping.