Libby Jones via Crowdrise
July 13, 2011
BENEFITING: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
ORGANIZER: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
I'm setting out to raise donations for a wonderful organization. By donating just a little... or a lot... you are helping Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation fulfill its critical, nationwide mission to eliminate pediatric cancer and provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.
I'm not tying this to any sort of 6-month fundraising project with a goal race at the end of the timeline. Instead, I'm dedicating the next 15 days (until the end of June) to raising money for this amazing cause! I'm asking each donor for 5 minutes of their time plus $20 from their pocket, less than a week's worth of Starbucks coffee for most of us.
Nineteen years ago, Bear Necessities began in the Chicago hospital room where a boy named “Bear” battled Wilms Tumor, a pediatric cancer. At just eight-years-old, Bear often expressed more concern for his fellow patients than he did for himself. Early in 1993, after a hard 5 ½ years, Bear lost his battle. But through this national organization that now carries his name, Bear’s vision – to do what we can, when we can to help kids with cancer – lives on.
Your support will make a real difference in the lives of these brave children. Over 80% of every $ raised through Team Bear will help support Bear Necessities' critical programs and services.
Learn more about Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foudnation at www.bearnecessities.org.