STORIES OF MAKING LIFE BETTER FOR KIDS WITH CANCER
Hosting Events, Volunteering and So Much More
Isaac and Andrea Wright got involved with ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation through close friends, Scott and Leslie Armstrong, who received support from ASK during the treatment of their son, Tucker.
“ASK does a great job with their summer camp, after school enrichment, and being present for families that are affected by childhood cancer. The clinic and its staff are equally amazing,” shares Andrea.
For the past seven years, Isaac and Andrea and their son, Jackson, have collected snack and toy donations, brought in lunch during summer camp, laced up their sneakers for the ASK 5K and have sponsored ASK’s Above & Beyond Gala through their company Financial Dynamics & Associates. The FDA staff have also shown their support through toy donation drives.
And, most recently, the Wrights held their 2nd Annual Fawls Golf Invitational at their home as a way to introduce friends and neighbors to ASK’s mission… while having a little competitive fun on the putting greens.
What wasn’t so little was the generosity of their friends who helped to raise over $5,000 in support of ASK’s annual holiday party, which was held earlier this month with over 103 ASK families in attendance. It’s hard for parents to keep up with holiday traditions while taking care of a child in treatment but thanks to the Wrights and their friends, ASK was able to provide a party filled with presents, games, dancing and a visit from the big guy himself, Santa.
The Wrights say that “we would tell anyone thinking about getting involved to just do it, make the time and get to know the organization. It will touch your heart and enrich your life by being around these children.”
Growing up should be fun. Kids should be thinking about holiday parties and playing and being carefree – not doctor’s appointments or chemo.
Andrea & Isaac, thank you for all that you do to help our kids be kids!