Celebrate #GivingTuesday with Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. on November 29th11.29.2016
Today is the BIG DAY…Giving Tuesday. Are you looking for a way to contribute locally and make a big difference…Look no further….
‘Tis the season…to give. What better way than to support local nonprofit Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. on national #GivingTuesday on November 29th that is observed for people to give back to their favorite nonprofits. From #GivingTuesday (November 29th) through the end of the year, anyone who donates to Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. can qualify to have their gift matched by The Ellen Marks Cancer Foundation.
>span class="s3">Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. operates One Step Programs, which give children facing cancer a chance to meet and bond with other pediatric cancer patients and survivors in a non-hospital setting. Many of these programs are provided to families at no cost. Their goal is to raise $90,000 by December 31st and help send 90 more kids to camp in 2017 through this holiday campaign and matching gift challenge sponsored by The Ellen Marks Cancer Foundation.
>span class="s3">Children’s Oncology Services Inc. now offers 11 One Step Programs throughout the year, developed for both children and teens (ages 5-19), and a few specialty camps that serve their parents and siblings as well. This past year, approximately 680 campers were served through their multiple One Step Programs, several of which are held near Lake Geneva, WI. Since 1978, more than 13,500 campers have attended One Step Programs, making them a local leader in providing empowering, supportive and fun experiences for young people who have been diagnosed with cancer.
“As we enter this holiday season, our organization is very grateful for the opportunity to serve so many amazing children and families who have been affected by cancer ” said Jeff Infusino, President of Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. “Witnessing the happiness that our programs provide, each donation, beginning with #GivingTuesday and throughout December, will help us deliver the gift of camp to so many deserving children and families. A very special heartfelt thanks to The Ellen Marks Cancer Foundation for its support of Children’s Oncology Services, Inc., and for helping us send more kids to camp next year.”
Children's Oncology Services, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of children diagnosed with cancer. Through our One Step Programs, we offer camp experiences and other programs throughout the year that allow children with cancer to just be kids. Our programs offer fun, friendship and support in a safe and nurturing environment. We exist to heal scars that no one can see such as fear, isolation, depression, lack of support and no longer fitting in. Through community, support and shared experiences with peers, we deliver happy, pain free medicine called “camp.” The organization is supported by more than 350 volunteers, including medical professionals, who generously donate their time and services. For more information, please visit www.onestepcamp.org. Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. is a recognized 501 (C) 3 organization.