News By Tag
News By Place
Follow on Google News
Sponsors needed for the 5th Annual 'Clips for Cancer' event to help local children with cancer
By: Golisano Children's Hospital
Clips for Cancer aims to raise $500,000 to benefit Barbara's Friends – Golisano Children's Hospital's cancer fund. Barbara's Friends has a 27-year history of helping kids with cancer and life-threatening blood disorders, ensuring that no child is denied treatment due to an inability to pay. Every donation to Barbara's Friends supports lifesaving services, programs and equipment for the young patients at Golisano Children's Hospital.
Funds raised through Clips for Cancer help children like Libbi. Libbi was diagnosed in 2020 at only 20 months old with a Wilm's tumor, a rare kidney cancer that primarily affects children. Only 500 Wilm's tumors are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. After treatment, the tumor returned in April 2021, and Libbi received inpatient chemotherapy. In April 2022, Libbi "rang the bell" at Golisano Children's Hospital, signifying that she is cancer free.
"In our situation with a kid with cancer, the last thing we had to worry about was resources and the level of care that she was going to receive," said Chris LeDuff, Libbi's father.
Funds raised through Clips for Cancer are important because:
Clips for Cancer sponsorship opportunities include: $50,000 Go for Gold sponsor, $25,000 Best Friend sponsor, $10,000 Champion sponsor and $5,000 Anniversary sponsor. Sponsorship packages can include mention/logos on news releases, e-blasts, website, Facebook Live shaving events and event posters, VIP celebration invitations, tours of Golisano Children's Hospital and the Barbara's Friends oncology/hematology unit and other benefits.
For information on becoming a sponsor, supporting Clips for Cancer or volunteering to participate, visit BarbarasFriends.org/