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In September, our community came together in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, raising more than $16,000 to support cancer patients at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Your kindness means kids can receive the extraordinary care they need—kids like Cru, who was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer that primarily affects children under age 3. Thank you!
As we reflect back on Childhood Cancer Awareness month, we also want to highlight our Champions for Children donors who came up with creative and fun ways to raise funds for our hospital. Here are some great stories of how supporters like you helped our cancer patients last month:
Rachel Frisch, BSN, RN, BMTCN, a nurse at the Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases at Packard Children’s Hospital, partnered with Orange Theory Fitness to host classes throughout the Bay Area benefiting our hospital’s patients and families. Thanks to Rachel’s hard work and the community’s support, she raised more than $6,500 for the Child Life and Social Work departments that provide support and services to Bass Center patients and their families. “Since 2011, I have worked as a pediatric oncology nurse here at the Bass Center, and not a day goes by that I am not amazed at the strength and resilience these kids show every single day,” says Rachel.
Camille, a Bass Center patient at Packard Children’s Hospital, works at a locally owned candle shop, Hazel Candle Co. She donated 100% of the net proceeds of a special candle dedicated to Childhood Cancer Awareness Month back to our hospital.
“The Bass Center is a very important place in my life,” says Camille, “I really wanted to find a way to give back to this community while incorporating my talents and job simultaneously!” She raised more than $3,100 for the Bass Center during September.
Thank you for supporting Packard Children’s Hospital during Childhood Cancer Awareness month!
You can make a big impact anytime for kids fighting cancer at our hospital—donate to the Bass Center now.