"Your Child Has Cancer."
It is difficult for many to comprehend even having to hear those words. But now, we all can relate a little more closely to a "day in the life" of this plight. The anxiety, the total loss of control, the fear that every germ might pose a serious medical threat. Add on the burden of financial instability and lost wages. THESE ARE THEIR SHOES since the day that diagnosis came. Cancer didn't stop for coronavirus and neither will we.
Every day I see children and families facing not just cancer, but now a pandemic and every day life stressors.
Thankfuly, P.U.N.T.'s "Helping Hands" program meets the most critical needs of families whose children are fighting through providing assistance with direct payment of essential household expenses: rents, mortgages, auto loans, gas and groceries. Our hospital social work partners submit requests to us weekly on behalf of the highest need families and with community support, we are there to help.
It is time to "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes."
WHO: Calling all difference-makers ato help families who are facing pediatric cancer! Grab the kids! Grab the dog! Grab your BFF! We can't wait to see and share the faces of those who "Walk the Walk" and challenge others to do the same.
We are so proud that Buffalo Bills Tight End Lee Smith, his wife Alisha, and their four kids are our HONORARY CAPTAINS for the "Mile in Their Shoes" Family walk!
WHEN: We encourage families to complete P.U.N.T. 's "Mile in Their Shoes" Family Walk by July 5th!
WHERE: Families can choose whatever mile path they want to travel!
SPREAD THE WORD: Post your pics at your own family finish line with the hashtag #PUNTMileWalk and tag the P.U.N.T. Foundation.
DOWNLOAD & PRINT OUR OFFICIAL FINISH LINE BANNER HERE! (If you don't have a printer, screenshot the graphic and post it with your picture!) https://puntfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Walk-a-Mile-Certificate.pdf
WHAT: There is NO minimum raise though we do ask participants to kindly make a donation in any amount and challenge others to do the same. All proceeds will go to our "Helping Hands" program's COVID relief fund which will be used over the next year to alleviate the catastrophic financial burdens for WNY families who have a child battling cancer.
TO PARTICIPATE, YOU CAN CHOOSE TO:
1) Set your own fundraising goal, create your very own personal family page and encourage/challenge those in your own network to make a difference by supporting your walk or doing their own!
2) Make a donation in any amount through our website. You can choose to "Walk The Walk" in honor or memory of someone, too! DONATE NOW! https://puntfoundation.org/get-involved/donate/
3) Make a donation by sending a check payable to P.U.N.T. Foundation to:
640 Ellicott Street, Suite 461 Buffalo, NY 14203
WHY: To allow us to keep the critical help for which we are relied upon coming for WNY families facing pediatric cancer.
Your donation is also tax deductible.
WIN THE SONIC GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE!
Any participant/family who raises $50 or more will be entered into a raffle to win:
DINNER FOR A YEAR courtesy of SONIC! ($25 gift cards for 12 months)
P.U.N.T. Foundation autographed cleat from Buffalo Bills TE & MILE WALK Captain Lee Smith from the My Cause, My Cleats NFL initiative.
Buffalo Bills Tremaine Edmunds #49 autographed helmet
Signed picture of P.U.N.T. Foundation Founder & Buffalo Bills Legend Brian Moorman
Winner to be announced on Monday, July 6th at noon via Facebook LIVE!
Every family who makes a donation and walks the "Mile in Their Shoes" will be e-mailed a coupon for a FREE Slush at Sonic!
How many miles will be walked? How much help can we provide? That is up to YOU!
We hope you and your family will walk a mile between now and July 5th for one of the most difficult shoes a family can ever have to wear....
Questions? Contact us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org OR (716) 969-4662