On July 1st, the Matthew P. Klein Golf Event was held at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, NJ. This amazing event celebrates the life of Matthew Klein with a day of golfing, dinner, and a silent auction all to help children with cancer and blood disorders. This was the third year of the event and so far they have raised over $100,000 for The Valerie Fund.
According to Dr. Gregory Armstrong, a researcher and pediatric oncologist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital who led the federally funded Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, there are about 450,000 pediatric cancer survivors today. This is not only great news for the hundreds of thousands of children but multiply those children by the number of immediate and extended family, you will quickly see that these little warriors each have their own personal universe.
Your holiday gift to charities that support childhood cancer and blood disorders works as an anchor and a rocket ship. As an anchor, it allows the charity to provide their core offerings. As a rocket ship, it allows them to expand their menu of services to better accommodate their patient's needs.