BENEFITING: CHILDRENS MEDICAL CENTER
EVENT DATE: Sep 15, 2017
We are the Troy Football Parents - Be Bold Wear Gold Campaign. Our mission is to raise money for childhood cancer patients and their families. The money we raise will go to Dayton Children's hematology/oncology department, specifically the patient-in-need fund. This fund helps families with the cost of prescriptions, expensive medical equipment, meal cards, gas cards or transportation expenses to get to/from the hospital for treatment, parking passes, utilities or other household bills, mortgage/rent assistance. Cancer treatment protocols typically last from 18 months to 3 years. During this time, it can have a significant financial impact on a family. In most cases, one parent must stop working to become a full-time caregiver for their child. This fund will help relieve some of the financial burden, so they can focus on the care of their loved one. On an annual basis, more than $50,000 is distributed to families in need through this fund.
We will have a presentation ceremony with a representative from Dayton Children's, on September 23, 2016 during the home football game vs Miamisburg. This game is designated as our “Gold Out" game, with the Troy and Miamisburg communities being asked to participate by wearing custom made t-shirts we are selling. All profits from those shirts, along with all cash donations received from donors, will go directly to the oncology unit of Dayton Children’s Medical Center. Please consider donating here, any amount will help us reach our goal. You can also help our fundraising efforts by purchasing a shirt. We will sell the shirts at Van Cleve, Jr High, and High School Sept 19 through Sep 23 during lunch. If you are still undecided here are some facts to consider regarding childhood cancer:
-The average age of a child diagnosed with cancer is 8 years old.
-On average, 5068 patients are seen at the oncology clinic at Children's annually.
-Of those diagnosed, 60% are boys and 40% are girls.
-The most common forms of childhood cancer are brain tumors and Leukemia.
The Greater Dayton area residents use Dayton Children's for their childhood cancer treatments. Let's help our neighbors in need. Money donated here will go directly to Children's, and will be designated for the hematology/oncology department, specifically the patient-in-need fund. Please share this link with everyone you know to help us reach our goal by September 23, 2016. Thank you for your donation!
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