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In an effort to support local pediatric cancer and hematology patients, the Pearland based public charity KidsRStrong2 (KRS2) is gearing up to host the organization’s first annual Family Fun Day. The event will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Victory Camp, which is located at 1407 Victory Ln., in Alvin, Texas, and will serve patients receiving treatments at both The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
The children, youth and teens in attendance, as well as their families, will experience a day filled with joy away from the confines of the hospital walls. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in numerous indoor and outdoor activities throughout the day, such as swimming, water slides, bumper boats, go-carts, bounce houses, and much more.
“We want families to simply enjoy spending quality time with one another, while strengthening their family bond,” said President and Founder of KidsRStrong2, Tomika Gamble.
“Oftentimes when a child is enduring a life-threatening illness it is difficult not only on the child, but also on the family dynamic. This is just one small way for us to serve these families, during what may be the most difficult time in their lives,” added Gamble.
Patients and families can visit www.krs2.org to register as attendees. There is limited space, so interested patients and families should register as soon as possible.
KidsRStrong2 is also looking for individuals and organizations that are willing and able to volunteer to assist on the day of the event, and/or provide monetary and in-kind donations for the patients and families.
“This is definitely a community effort, and we cannot do it alone. We need our community members and local businesses to rally around these families during their time of need, by supporting the 2016 KidsRStrong2 Family Fun Day at Victory Camp,” said Gamble. “Any and all support is truly appreciated.”
Individuals interested in volunteering and/or providing donations, can visit the KRS2 website to do so. Current sponsors and supporters include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Neighbors Emergency Center - Pearland, HEB, Whataburger, Costco Wholesale, CrossFit Reign of Pearland, and Events by Mimi, as well as Panera Bread, Kroger, Coach’s Construction, Dr. Wendy Struss Willett Orthodontics for Children and Adults, and Gringos Tex Mex.
“We are thankful for our current sponsors, and look forward to having many more business and organizations join us for this event,” Gamble said.
Sponsorships are still available ranging from $1,000 up to the Presenting Sponsor of $10,000. Organizations and individuals can also elect to simply sponsor a child for $50, or a family for $250. For additional information visit www.kidsrstrong2.org.
Members of the KidsRStrong2 team, as well as numerous local supporters stopped by Great Day Houston on July 11 to spread awareness of the organization and share information about the upcoming KidsRStrong2 Family Fun Day at Victory Camp, which will allow pediatric cancer and hematology patients to simply enjoy a day of fun with the ones they love most... their families.