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Keaton’s Teen Alliance ~ Spreading Kindness

Our Keaton’s Teen Alliance (KTA) exists to gain a better understanding of the many challenges our teens face throughout their journeys.

The Teen Alliance strives to build connections amongst each other, spread kindness to the world, and is meant to be a fun way overall to promote mental wellness. In honor of building connections and spreading kindness to others, Keaton’s hosted an event with teen patients and their teen siblings to celebrate the magic of Valentine’s Day. Teens had the opportunity to create tie blankets to keep or gift to a loved one, and they made the kind decision to create Valentine’s cards for adult oncology patients. When deciding to spread love and promote mental well-being to adult cancer patients, 17-year-old Teen Ambassador, Conor, shared “I feel like the care shouldn’t only be directed at children. If adults are in pain, they should be helped. If we have the opportunity to do so, we should.” 

Thank you to our AMAZING teens for coming together to make new friendships and create an inclusive safe space for everyone to share their deepest feelings and experiences. Keaton’s team is forever committed to supporting the emotional well-being of the adolescents we serve. 

Keaton’s Back-to-School

As a part of our Education, Research & Advocacy Program, Keaton’s hosted our 2nd annual Back-to-School event just in time for the new school year! Kiddos and siblings shared joy and excitement as they picked out a brand-new backpack, lunchbox, and essential school supplies, and put their skills to the test by participating in on-site STEM activities. It was such a great time connecting with so many families and helping them get prepared for an exciting new school year! For those families who couldn’t attend this event, our team of Family Navigators were honored to hand-deliver the backpacks and school supplies knowing how crucial this support is for many families.

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Keaton’s Girlfriendz Spa Day

A huge thank you to our new friends at Girlfriendz Spa Day, for hosting a relaxing, joy-filled event just for Keaton’s kiddos, siblings, and special friends!

Kiddos were pampered with a relaxing spa day which included manicures, pedicures, hair art, and makeup, while also enjoying snacks and beverages just for them!

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Keaton’s Day at the MOSAC

Our Keaton’s Teen Alliance had a blast exploring the Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC)! Minds were expanded as our teens visited the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, engineering design challenges, and awesome astronomy show.

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