Cancer is the #1 disease killer of kids, yet less than 4% of the NCI budget goes to fund childhood cancer research. That is why on October 23 we are joining A Walk for the Bear, to help Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation eliminate pediatric cancer & providing hope and support to those who are touched by it. It was started by Barrett"Bear" Krupa, who died after a courageous five and a half year battle with Wilms Tumor, a pediatric cancer. Prior to his death on January 9, 1993, Bear and his mother, Kathleen Casey (our CEO & Founder) discussed and planned the formation of Bear Necessities. During his long stay in the hospital, Bear expressed more concern for other pediatric cancer patients than he did for himself and his dream wishes led to the formation of the foundation
Every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer.
That is why I have joined this year's A Walk for the Bear, in support of Bear Necessities mission to eliminate Pediatric Cancer & provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.
Your donation is more critical now than ever in helping to carry out this mission, and will allow Bear Necessities to:
- Provide unique and meaningful, albeit virtual or socially distant, Bear Hugs to kids with cancer;
- Support families who are undergoing financial stress through our Family Support Services Program; and
- Fund pediatric cancer research.
In this time of uncertainty, the ability to meet the needs of patients, their families, and their caregivers, is more important than ever.
Please donate to support these amazing kids and their families!
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Oct 23||JJ Calhoun||$22.15|
|Oct 22||Don And Tricia Manhard||$267.10|
|Oct 21||Joanne Fioretti||$107.35|
|Oct 21||Solosam||Undisclosed amount|
|Oct 21||Matthew Evan||$107.35|
|Oct 21||Patrick W||$22.15|