STORIES OF MAKING LIFE BETTER FOR KIDS WITH CANCER
Mid-year review of what we've accomplished together
As the calendar rolls over to 2018, we pause to reflect on the first half of our program year. We are so proud of all that we have accomplished in the last 6 months. ASK is able to touch people in our community, not only supporting families whose children are in active treatment for cancer, but we are also dedicated to taking a 360-degree view of how other lives are affected. ASK continues to create events, seminars and special programs that surround the childhood cancer community and lead the way in educating others through assistance, support and kindness.
Special Events for Kids
Kids just want to be kids and have some fun. Through ASK hosted programs like these, a child who is living with cancer, or a young adult who knows what it’s like to fight through childhood cancer, can meet and bond together in a relaxed environment.
- Holiday preschool party for First STEP
- Holiday parties at all three After School Enrichment locations
- Clinic staff lunch
- Clinic holiday party
- Young Adult Tacky Light Tour
- 50+ Adopt-a-Families
Special Events for Siblings & Parents
The family calendar can change dramatically when a child is diagnosed with cancer. Instead of running to basketball games and ballet, parents are now visiting with doctors and making trips for tests and treatments. ASK hosts programs for siblings and parents of kids with cancer to offer some fun, normalcy and bonding opportunities.
Education Based Support
This is just a glimpse of how ASK is reaching out to families in Central Virginia thanks to our community of support! Your gifts allows us to make these amazing opportunities possible for local families. Please consider committing your new year to helping ASK. Check out our “Ways to Give” section on our website for information on how you can get involved and how you can make a donation.