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Be a Ray of Hope with me.

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THE STORY:

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Join me in supporting the Raymond Wentz Foundation by becoming a Ray of Hope -- a community of monthly donors providing a sustainable source of support for Coloradans in cancer treatment.

Becoming a Ray of Hope is my demonstration of compassion and commitment, offering hope to those who are facing their darkest days.

The Foundation currently has to decline nearly half of all eligible applications each month. These potential grantees are currently in active cancer treatment and the vast majority of them are surviving right above or below the federal poverty line (currently $11,490/year for an individual; $23,550/year for a family of 4). Applicants’ needs are immediate: housing, utilities, food, prescription costs, and transportation. It’s challenging to battle cancer while having to focus on getting these basic needs met.

Your gift will help the Raymond Wentz Foundation increase our grantmaking to assist a greater number of eligible applicants with much-needed support. Giving $41.67 monthly provides funding for one grantee per year.

Here's how my virtual fundraiser works: decide on a personally significant amount to give through automatic payment on a monthly basis and give it here to cover the first month. The Foundation staff will then send you information on how to set up your recurring monthly gift, or they can do it for you!

As a member of this community, you can expect brief monthly email communications sharing a sampling of the many thank you notes and expressions of gratitude the Foundation receives from grantees. Plus, members of Ray of Hope have the option of making their monthly contribution in honor or memory of a loved one, and can add an honorary recipient to also receive these stories of hope and gratitude. Everybody wins!

Thank a million for joining me in making Colorado cancer patients' lives a little more hopeful, and a lot brighter.

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