As we look back over the holidays, our hearts are full. You did so much to ease the burden of families fighting childhood cancer. It is with great pride that we share how you supported so many children and families with your generous giving.
Through CURE’s Holiday Angels program, you provided holiday gifts to 115 families who are not only battling childhood cancer in a medical fight, they are squared up against it financially as well. That means more than 300 children received gifts and special holiday meals who may not have otherwise had much holiday joy. Parents were overwhelmed by the toys, bikes, games, and baby dolls we loaded into their cars, sometimes shedding tears and almost always giving hugs.
Here are just two notes of thanks we received:
“I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and the family that helped make this year’s Christmas so special. The kids are going to be thrilled when they see those presents under the tree. We couldn’t be more humbled by the generosity of CURE. I’m sure so many other families will feel extra blessed as we did this Christmas.”
“I am very grateful for all the Christmas gifts. It was so much and not expected. CURE has made this Christmas so wonderful and not so stressful financially.”
With your help, we were able to treat 130 families to incredible holiday parties in Atlanta and Savannah, providing a festive break from the worries of treatment. From gingerbread houses, crafts, and special snacks to a visit with Santa, children had an incredible afternoon.
You also provided food for more than 1000 hospitalized patients, family members, and staff throughout the month of December through our Open Arms Meal Program. Additionally, thanks to Church’s Chicken, we served special holiday meals to approximately 75 hospitalized children and family members on Christmas Eve.
And you gave. We are thankful for every gift – whether big or small – because each one tells us that you believe in what we are doing for children.
We truly appreciate your holiday spirit and all that you allowed us to do for these incredible children and their families devastated by a childhood cancer diagnosis. Without your support, many would be fighting alone. But together, we are making a difference – not just in December, but all year long.