On March 1, 2018 I have the amazing honor of being a part of Date for Life, created in memory of Katie Jurek. Please join me in hitting my goal of $3500 pre-event, or come in person to bid on a date with me March 1, 2018
I could not have written this better, thank you Mindy...
Why Fundraising for Children's Cancer Research Fund is Important to Me
"I do it for the ones whose children’s cancer has come back, families who are looking for more options, looking for the cure or just more time. And, I do it for the families who have had to bury their children, the ones who ran out of time before researchers could find more options.
I also do it for the children who have yet been diagnosed, for the families that will hear next week, next month and next year that their children have cancer. They will hear what type it is. It will be staged. They won’t understand the words being said. They will go online against the advice of their care team and look up the prognosis and the latest treatment options. They will read dates on published articles and medical journals hoping to see something current. In a few weeks, the reality of what they are up against will sink in. Parents will feel uneasy about the terrible choices they will have to make, the best course to save their child’s life. They will choose life threatening treatments for a chance at life.
I'm fundraising on behalf of Children's Cancer Research Fund because I believe no child should have to deal with the devastating effects of childhood cancer." Written by Mindy Dykes, Community Outreach Coordinator
*Please note that any funds raised through this page are considered direct donations to CCRF via Date For Life and cannot be used towards bidding for date packages, silent auction items, or fund-a-need at the Date For Life event.