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Placer Community Foundations Grants Funds to Keaton Raphael Memorial


Placer Community Foundations Grants Funds to Keaton Raphael Memorial to Assist in The Family Navigator Programs

Sacramento, CA ( August 27, 2013) – Placer Community Foundation provides grant to local childhood cancer charity, Keaton Raphael Memorial. Keaton Raphael Memorial is honored to have been one of those chosen for a Placer County Foundation grant as an organization assisting children battling cancer and their families throughout Northern CA and primarily in greater Sacramento.

Keaton Raphael Memorial, is a 501(c)3 non-profit, established following the death of 5-year old Keaton after his courageous, nine-month battle with neuroblastoma. For the past 15 years KRM has helped over 1,200 families with emotional, educational and financial support to help assist with daily stresses so attention can be focused on their child’s health.

“When a child is diagnosed with cancer it turns the entire family’s world upside down.”  Teresa Hofhenke, Executive Director of Keaton Raphael Memorial states. “We are honored to be one of the organizations chosen for the Placer Community Foundation.  This will enable us to enhance our Family Navigator Program, which provides numerous resources to them during their child’s cancer journey and provide necessary outreach in the communities we serve.”

Funds will be used to purchase therapeutic and educational resources for children battling cancer in our community and their siblings.  This grant opportunity will also allow continuing the family navigator program to help stand by the families during this troubled time in hopes to relieve them of other daily stresses.

About Placer Community Foundation

Placer Community Foundation is a nonprofit community corporation created by and for the people of Placer County. They are an enduring organization that grows local giving to benefit their community. They work to be the preferred conduit for donors and professional advisors interested in establishing charitable endowments.

About Keaton Raphael Memorial

The Keaton Raphael Memorial is dedicated to supporting children with cancer and their families by providing emotional, educational, and financial support, while increasing awareness and funding research towards a cure. For more information about Keaton Raphael Memorial please visit www.childcancer.org