- Mission Statement
Our mission is to reach out to other families that have been affected by childhood cancer. By sponsoring events and gatherings
we will have time to bond and offer emotional support, each of us
understanding what the others have been through. With each other
we can help to bare the burdens together.
Education and Awareness
Another part of our mission is that we feel it is
imperative to let others know how they can help through educating
the general public. This will be done through getting the word out
about things, such as persons becoming blood and bone marrow donors.
We feel that there needs to be more awareness about childhood cancer,
thus propelling it to the forefront and hopefully eradicating this
disease so “our children,’ can be just that…!
Accommodations for City of Hope Families
Our final mission is to create a home close to the City of Hope
where families with children being treated for cancer could stay
while undergoing treatment. This home can be a place where families remain united
and focus on their child and family, during this critical time.
In our own experience the cost to live in a hotel and eat all meals
away from home was very expensive. It is more than most families
can afford, thus creating a financial and emotional burden that
frankly should not exist. Many families become separated during
this crucial time, when what they need most is to be supportive
of each other. It is our goal to build a place where eight to ten
families could stay in privacy at no cost.
mission will then be complete. This effort will give us reason to
wake up in the morning and know that Jimmy’s death lead to
something great. That will keep Jimmy close in many people’s
hearts and he will never be forgotten.