Hope, Strength, and Healing for families coping with a child cancer diagnosis

DREAM BIG. NEVER GIVE UP. LOVE ON ONE ANOTHER.

DREAM BIG. NEVER GIVE UP. LOVE ON ONE ANOTHER.

These common themes transcended family activities held in September to honor Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. At our first ever, Plant Party Nite hosted by Team Giving, families were able to creatively customize their very own miniature landscape garden with colored sand, succulents, pebbles, small statues and more!

The following week, Teen Game Night hosted by Chicago Fire Roseville, included games such as cup stacking, pencil flipping, and charades which allowed kids to take a break from their treatment and simply enjoy “being kids”.

Children kicked off their Saturday morning by enjoying an obstacle course by Team Wade Fitness with the goal of motivating kids to stay active and to focus on their dreams. The fitness routine was followed by a Sushiology course hosted by Mikuni Roseville. Kids not only learned about sushi but they had a chance to make (and eat) their very own sushi rolls!

Lastly, a morning at Fairytale Town brought younger children together to encourage their imagination and love for play! Families joined together for a lunch sponsored by Chick-fil A – Arden Fair and connected via stories and experiences.

CONNECTIONS. FAMILY. COMMUNITY.

The Family Navigator Program connects families on the childhood cancer journey to provide a supportive community. No child or family should ever have to go through this experience alone. By providing these opportunities, children, siblings, parents/guardian are encouraged to speak to others they can relate to as a means of providing HOPE, STRENGTH, and HEALING.

With Special Thanks to

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