Walk A Mile In Their Shoes
“Your Child Has Cancer.”
It is difficult for many to comprehend even having to hear those words. But now, we all can relate a little more closely to a “day in the life” of this plight. Anxiety, loss of control, the fear that every germ might pose a serious medical threat. Add on the burden of financial instability and lost wages. THESE ARE THEIR SHOES of families facing pediatric cancer since the day that diagnosis came.
In 2021, we asked our community to “Walk a Mile” in the shoes of families facing pediatric cancer in WNY to raise money for our “Helping Hands” program, which meets the most critical needs of WNY families whose children are fighting cancer – through providing assistance with direct payment of essential household expenses: rents, mortgages, auto loans, utility and medical bills, gas and groceries and more. To kick off this year’s initiative, we are adding the “Roll” to our “Walk” for the month of September for pediatric cancer awareness month.
Participating families who walk and/or roll a “Mile in Their Shoes” will be given a coupon for a FREE Slush at Sonic!
We Know THAT taking care of your own family in these trying times is difficult, but would you be willing to WALK A MILE for WNY FAMILIES FACING PEDIATRIC CANCER?
To participate, you can choose to:
2)Make a donation in any amount through our website. You can choose to “Walk The Walk” or donate in honor or memory of someone. DONATE NOW! Donate – P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative (puntpediatriccancer.org)
P.U.N.T.’s “Helping Hands” program meets the most critical needs of WNY families whose children are fighting through providing assistance with direct payment of essential household expenses: rents, mortgages, auto loans, gas and groceries. Our hospital social work partners submit requests to us weekly on behalf of the highest need families and with community support, we are there to help.
WHERE: Families can choose whatever mile path they want to travel!
WHEN: Complete P.U.N.T. ‘s “Mile in Their Shoes” Family Walk by July 6th to be entered to win our top prizes!
WIN THE SONIC GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE!
Any participant/family who raises $25 or more will be entered into a raffle to win:
- DINNER FOR A YEAR courtesy of SONIC! ($25 gift cards for 12 months)
Any participant/family that raises over $500 will be entered to win:
- 2 TICKETS TO THE BUFFALO BILLS HOME OPENER VS. THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS
- Section 120, Row 17
Winner to be announced on Tuesday, July 6th at noon via Facebook LIVE!