Friday, March 12, 2010

Shout Out To - Kids With Cancer

As taken from their website ...

The Kids with Cancer Society, a registered not for profit Edmonton based charity (88640 1397 RR0001), was established in 1979 to provide peer support to children with cancer and their families.

Kids With Cancer is putting on its Fifth Annual Beaded Journey Gala Thursday March 18th 2010 at the Hotel Fairmont MacDonald. The Beaded Journey Gala is hosted by our Mayor Stephen Mandel. To purchase tickets please contact the Kids with Cancer Society office at 780-496-2459 or email katies@kidswithcancer.ca.

A bit about the beaded journey from their site …

When children are diagnosed with cancer they receive a piece of leather twine and beads that spell out their first name. As they go through their treatment, a colourful bead is added to mark each facet of their journey including: surgeries, diagnostic procedures, scans, blood transfusions, and special events.

2 comments:

Chez said...

Although it is frightening to realise that cancer is on the increase [including children] it is lovely to see doors opening and ways for them to track their journey.

Anonymous said...

What a cool idea!! We are currently doing a stuffed bunny drive at our church organization to give to kids with cancer in time for Easter. It is amazing to see how God can use the simplest things to touch lives. I will pray the drive you mentioned is successful.

Kerry Osborne