Dawson’s Locker

Helping pediatric cancer families with the day-to-day costs of treatment

Dawson’s Locker provides families fighting pediatric cancer daily sustenance with the little things that can make a big difference to help get them through. We stock the Locker for our hospital partners continually with gas and grocery cards, hospital parking vouchers and cafeteria vouchers. These contents are distributed on our behalf by medical social workers and psychologists to the families who need them most. These simple tokens can make a significant impact to lessen the daily stressors that weigh on families in the fight.

Since his rookie season in 2019, Buffalo Bills TE Dawson Knox has handed over his heart to our cause. From literally giving us the shirt off his back (he donated his AFC championship jersey to us last season!), to his innovative fundraising footwork (#KnoxSox), to hosting an event in his own hometown, to putting our cause in the NBC spotlight during the Thanksgiving game, to helping us secure grants and giving generously of both his own time and treasure, this selfless and special human puts up and shows up time after time! Because of him, our programs are stronger (he’s helped secure over $500,000 at a time when we never needed it more) and our warrior smiles are wider. Thank you, #88, for taking us higher.

Make a Difference in the Lives of Families Affected by Pediatric Cancer

The P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative is a public charity that relies entirely on individual donations and sponsorships to provide critical support and programs for WNY families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis.

Costs of Cancer

There are almost always hidden costs and challenges associated with a pediatric cancer diagnosis that may not be apparent from the outside looking in. One parent often stops working to help facilitate treatment and an income is instantly gone or wanes. Bills pile up quickly; nearly half of families facing pediatric cancer end up filing for medical bankruptcy.