/Kay’s Kamp www.kewf.org ~ www.kayskamp.orgThe Kaylyn Elaine Warren Foundation (KEWF) is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization established to fulfill the dream and last wish of Kaylyn Warren who battled leukemia at the age of 17. Kay’s Dream was to help other kids suffering from all types of childhood cancers and to open Kay’s Kamp - the First Oncology Camp in Delaware. Kay’s Kamp opened in 2009. The mission of Kay’s Kamp is to provide children ages 5-17 currently battling cancer and those now in remission the opportunity to participate in a unique camping experience promoting fun and normalcy, free of charge.The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - www.lls.orgThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. www.lls.org.Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation - www.bepositive.orgThe Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation honors the memory of Andrew McDonough, a 14 year old athlete and ‘A’ student at Salesianum HS from Wilmington, Delaware. Andrew went from playing four soccer games on January 27, 2007 to cardiac arrest and a diagnosis of leukemia and sepsis just 48 hours later. Andrew’s blood type and the family’s motto was, and continues to be, “B+” …“Be Positive”. Andrew’s valiant journey was chronicled by local and national media and his website received over 1,000,000 hits in the first six months. Andrew went to Heaven on July 14, 2007Delaware Dreams - www.dedreams.orgDelaware Dreams, Inc. is a small Delaware private foundation established in 1987. One of the primary directives of the Delaware Dreams foundation is to provide for the special needs and/or wishes of Delaware children with a serious illness or health-related hardship. Delaware Dreams works primarily with the A I duPont Hospital for Children, Exceptional Care for Children, the FAME program and the Brennen School, a Delaware Autism Program.Delaware Dreams, Inc. is a Section 501(c) (3) private foundation.Kids Runway for Research - www.kidsrunwayforresearch.com The mission of Kids' Runway for Research is to raise awareness and support for the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research while providing childhood cancer survivors the opportunity to “shine”.Adopt-A-Pig - www.adoptapig.orgAdopt a Pig is a program designed to help children and their families cope as they face their greatest challenge, fighting cancer. Proceeds benefit a variety of support services for patients and their families.The mission and goals of the Adopt a Pig program are simple: to provide coping mechanisms to children fighting cancer and their families. The founders of this program, experienced these cancer treatments first-hand and understand it is neither a simple nor a short process. By providing support to children and families, they hope to ease some of the struggles and pains associated with this emotional and physical battle.Get Well Gabby Foundation - www.getwellgabby.orgFounded with a passion and courage to fight for a cure for Childhood Cancer. “Without kids, they’re can’t be any grown-ups” (said by Gabby’s sister, KaitlynVogel)Our Mission:To raise money for childhood brain cancer research to help find a cure. To assist in the care and well being of children and their families battling childhood cancer. To provide resources for families navigating the cancer world so they may have the opportunity to stay with their child during their journey. To spread awareness of all childhood cancers. To BELIEVE we will find a cure.KINfolk - www.KINfolkKids.orgSince 1999, KINfolk has been lending laptop computers and Internet access to children whose lives have been disrupted by disease and injury. These children crave the sense of normalcy that online messages and even homework assignments provide. Many KINfolk kids have been able to graduate on time because they had the use of a KINfolk computer. Quite simply, our mission is to end the boredom, depression and sense of isolation experienced by kids who are hospitalized or homebound due to serious illness or injury by providing a laptop computer and Internet access. All services are provided at no cost to the recipient.St. Baldrick’s Foundation - www.StBaldricks.orgThe St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives.ConKerr Cancer - www.conkerrcancer.orgConKerr Cancer’s mission is to provide children with cancer or other life-changing illnesses a feeling of warmth, love and a smile through the simple gift of a fun pillowcase. Nationwide, volunteers sew thousands of pillowcases each month to donate to pediatric units. Volunteer groups also visit pediatric hospitals for “sewing days,” where they help the young patients create their own custom-made pillowcases and provide a diversion from long hospital days.Chemo Care, Inc.is a nonprofit, 501c3 charitable organization providing restaurant gift certificates to children being treated for cancer or blood related diseases in the Hematology units of the A.I DuPont Hospital for Children. Side effects of chemotherapy while undergoing treatment causes nausea in many children and when the nausea passes they become hungry often when the hospital kitchen is closed or on their way home after outpatient treatment. Certificates can be used at nearby restaurants to nourish and fill a child's craving. Children often crave spicier foods because chemotherapy also changes the way food tastes making it coppery or bland. Not all parents can afford to purchase their child's favorite or desired food. The restaurant certificates provide these parents the ability to buy a meal for their child. What parent doesn't want to do something this meaningful for their child during such a scary and heartbreaking time? Chemo Care works with proactive and committed hospital social workers who distribute the certificates during a committed hospital stay or after a painful or scary outpatient procedure. Chemo Care is committed to helping families through a vary hard time in their lives.A.I. duPont Hospital for Children - www.nemours.org
We areDelaware foundations and organizations involved in the fightagainst childhood cancer, united as one force to promote the kickoff of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We are adorning the Blue Rocks stadium in “Gold” in support ofchildhood cancer awareness! We want the public to know that the “GoldRibbon” represents the life threatening Fight that children battling cancer face every day. We are bringing awareness to the Delaware foundations that Fight forthe Gold Ribbon Kidseveryday by promoting advocacy, increasingawareness and finding a cure for childhood cancer whether through research funding or community programs. We are the
And our ribbon is Gold!
The First State Fights for the Gold Ribbon Kids!
A project of The Kaylyn Elaine Warren Foundation (KEWF)www.kewf.org
September isChildhood Cancer Awareness Month
Approximately 12,400 children under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer each year. About one in 300 boys and one in 333 girls will develop cancer before the age of 20. The types of cancer most often found in young children (neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, retinoblastoma, ependymoma, and hepatoblastoma) are very uncommon in adolescents (ages 15-19).Leukemia is the most common cancer in children less than 20 years old. In 2010, about 3,317 children less than 15 years old will be diagnosed with leukemia throughout the US. About 31 percent of cancer cases in children aged 0 to 14 years are leukemia.ALL is the most common cancer in children 1 to 7 years old.The incidence of ALL among 1- to 4-year-olds is nearly eight times greater than the rate for young adults 20 -24 years?Cancers most often diagnosed in ages 15-19 and rarely in younger children include germ cell tumors, Hodgkin’s disease, and the bone cancers. Cancers most commonly diagnosed in adults (lung, breast, colon and others) rarely occur in adolescents or children.Cancer is the most common disease-related cause of death for ages one to twenty, and the fourth most common cause of all deaths, after accidents, homicides, and suicides.In 1998, about 2500 children under the age of 20 died of cancer. Information obtained from the CureSearch website and from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Facts 2010-2011 Booklet