Wow – there are no words! The Shoe Drive we worked so hard on April-June was a wonderful success! World Wide Cancer Network along with the Bolingbrook Dance Force collected over 2500 pairs of shoes that will now be sent to third world countries in need. All the shoes collected were individually inspected to make sure that they are matched and wearable. We are very grateful to be living in a community that is so caring and giving to the needs of those less fortunate. Many of the donations received were from middle school band students in the Plainfield, IL school district. By working on this project, students were made aware of the fact that there are so many people around the world that don’t have the bare necessities of life and that they should be greatful for what they have and willing to support those who are in need.
Bolingbrook – Hospitals are never a fun place for a child, but at the holidays, being a patient can be especially tough. Thanks to a local organization, children at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital are receiving a special holiday gift.
The Egypt Cancer Network, a U.S. based non-profit that helps further cancer education, research and care, as well as medical infrastructure in Egypt along with National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA), is donating teddy bears to the hospital, just in time for Christmas. The organization has set up collection points around the community and is accepting new teddy bears to donate to the hospitals.
“We hope these teddy bears can help reduce stress, anxiety and boredom and help children recover faster,” said Mary Alexander-Basta, Egypt Cancer Network Chicago Chapter President. “It’s part of our mission to provide support to organizations focused on cancer and patient care. We hope we make a child’s holiday a little brighter.”
The bears will be given to the pediatric and emergency departments within the hospital. “We appreciate this generous donation so much,” said Ronda Klocko of Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. “For an organization to donate something that will help children in all of our hospitals is very special. It truly epitomizes the meaning of Christmas.”
Kiddie Karts 4 Cancer transporting kids to their therapy in a colorful and fun car instead of a wheel chair.
Sow Many Blessings is an official chapter of Crochet for Cancer, Inc. Sow Many Blessings is Located in DeKalb, Illinois and is a Christian volunteer based non-profit that donates handmade chemo caps to cancer centers for patients coping with hair loss due to treatment. Worldwide Cancer Network works with Sow Many Blessings to provide Cancer Hats to the children of CCHE (Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt) as well as other pediatric cancer patients in the U.S. to give back to local community.