Genre's Kids with Cancer Fund via Crowdrise
August 27, 2014
BENEFITING: Genre's Kids with Cancer Fund
EVENT DATE: May 03, 2015
Kids and Adults. Walkers and Runners!
Get your family, school and community involved. There is an event for everyone. Let's Run Together
Genre's Kids with Cancer Fund is an all-volunteer organization that helps every child diagnosed with cancer at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. We provide financial assistance and support to their families through our various outreach programs.
Genre (like Henry with a “J”) was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on Memorial Day, 2009. He was 8 yrs. old. Since that day, so much generosity and love has been shown to this family not only by friends and relatives but by complete strangers as well. It is the hope of the Baker family to give back by assisting families dealing with childhood cancers.
This is how your money makes a difference:
$15 will pay for an iTunes gift card, so kids can download an app or song, to entertain them when they are in the hospital for days.
$20 will purchase a video game, providing hours of distraction for a kid in the hospital receiving chemotherapy or lengthy treatments.
$50 will buy a gas gift card, for oncology families who travel long distances, so their child can get medical care at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Each month we give $500 in gas cards to the Oncology social workers to give to families who travel long distances or visit the oncology clinic 2-3 times per week in order for their child to receive chemotherapy, transfusions, and other treatments.
$50 will pay for all of the items to complete a "Go Bag" we give to every oncology family when their child is admitted, and they hear the words "your child has cancer".
$120 will pay for a handheld gaming system or music player, we give to every child newly diagnosed with cancer at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, if they don't already own one. These are priceless to the children during long treatments or when they are hospitalized for weeks at a time.
Any amount will support our financial assistance program. We are raising money to help pediatric oncology families in need.
Prior to the Christmas season, the pediatric oncology social worker selects the neediest oncology families and passes their names along to us. We provide groceries, basic necessities, clothes, toys, gifts, and a Christmas meal for each family, as well as any other support we can offer.
Fundraising Goals: We pay your race entry fee!
$50 for Kids Marathon participants
$150 for 5K Run participants
$750 per Relay team (Just $150 per team member)
$350 for Half Marathon participants
$500 for Marathon participants
Just click on the Register button, sign up and join our team. We pay your entry fee, and you commit to raising money to help families living through childhood cancer. Your credit card will not be charged. Your goal is to raise money by race day. We will work with you to reach that goal and more! This is a great way to run an endurance event and help others. We can do this together.
Benefits and Incentives
We will help you reach your fundraising and running goals!
Incentives and prizes. There will be fundraising contests throughout the year.
Top individual fundraiser (deadline for fundraising date TBA) wins a one night stay at the Downtown Pittsburgh Hotel for May 2nd
Each individual fundraiser who raises at least $1000 wins a VIP Runner Package.
Technical running shirt
TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD WITH CANCER AND THEIR FAMILY WHO LOVES THEM.
Visit us at www.genreskids.com or Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/genreskids