CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HELPING CHILDREN & FAMILIES IN 2017!
Dear Fighting Children’s Cancer Foundation friends & family,
THANK YOU! Please accept our sincerest thanks to each and every one of you for being part of our 15th Annual Gala and 3rd Annual Comedy Night and for celebrating 20 years of helping children and families through the Fighting Children’s Cancer Foundation!
First, on Saturday, March 25th, we gathered together at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany to enjoy an evening with special friends, family, and members of the community. Together, we honored our dear friend, Steve Figurelli, Foundation co-founder and Gala chair who passed last year. We celebrated his thoughtfulness, passion, and whole-hearted devotion to kids and families. And we celebrated what he and all of you have made possible - 20 years of helping children and families in need.
At this event we were able to cheer for Allyn – this year’s Howard Honigfeld Scholarship recipient and 2-time leukemia survivor; she will be going to college in the fall to pursue a 5-year Masters in Education and Special Education Program to teach and inspire other children. We danced and talked with courageous children who fight this battle, like Matty, Elena, Jordan, Rebecca, and their families. We heard from Agatha, mom to 5-year-old Ryu, whose family was the recipient of the first biennial Steve Figurelli Family Grant. Their words and story remind us about the importance of raising awareness and funds to help those who need our support.
Then, just one week later, we gathered together again, this time at the Sea Oaks Country Club in Little Egg Harbor Township for the 3rd Annual Comedy Night! We ate, drank, laughed, fed piggy banks at our tables, and enjoyed the great comedy of Headline Entertainment! Together at this 'sold out' event, we raised awareness and funds for this important cause!
As you know, the Fighting Children’s Cancer Foundation provides needs-based financial assistance to families struggling with pediatric cancer. In 2016 the Foundation increased its direct support to families by 20%. We helped more than 150 families in the last year and have nearly tripled direct annual assistance to families in the last six years. We are celebrating 20 years of helping children and families and $1.3 million in direct support since we started.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and everyone at the Fighting Children’s Cancer Foundation, thank you for making this giving possible through your volunteerism, participation, and generous contributions at the Gala, Comedy Night, and throughout the year. Each of you is part of the 'sharing of caring' that is the Fighting Children's Cancer Foundation.
GET YOUR GOLF CLUBS READY!
JOIN US FOR OUR 20TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC
Tuesday, June 20th
Fiddler's Elbow Country Club, Bedminster Twp., NJ
Special thank you to our North Jersey Golf Classic Presenting Sponsors!
Each of you is a friend to the Foundation and to so many children and families in need.
THE GIBSON FAMILY FOUNDATION
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If you know a child or family in need, please view our CONTACT PAGE to learn more and download our application form for support. We can be reached at 908-429-2121 or firstname.lastname@example.org as well. Thank you.
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