We work closely with a Child Oncology social worker at Strong Hospital. Once we have the referral, we meet with the family to understand their situation, both financially and emotionally. We try to provide the families with assistance they cannot get elsewhere. We have provided gas cards, food, presents and gifts for both the ill child and other children in the family. We also help with unexpected expenses. Each family is different and the things we do are different for each. We offer support so they may focus on the ill child. We have helped with insurance deductibles and even funeral expenses. Each request is reviewed and brought to the committee.
We do not compete with other support organizations; we work with the social worker so the necessary support is given. A committee member volunteers to serve as the family's contact with the charity so they always have someone for support.
Ronni and fmily with committee members
Too many children with cancer and their families are not able to receive proper diagnostics and treatment. The Wayne County Children's Cancer Fund can help local children get high level, modern procedures to find and pinpoint their disease, an important step in successful treatment.
Interested in helping? We can always use the help. It may be working with a family, helping at the golf tournament or steak dinner. Obtaining publicity for us helps to provide for what we do. We are not looking for recognition but for ways to help the families. You may now contribute to us through the United Way - use code 2520 - Wayne County Children's Cancer Fund. If you want to help, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bill at 315-576-0698.
The Wayne County Children's Cancer Fund is now capable of accepting long term securities. In most instances, an outright gift using long term held stock can offer a number of benefits for both the donor and our charity. When appreciated securities held for more than one year are donated to WCCCF, the donor would receive not only a charitable gift deduction for the full fair market value of the gift but also the benefit of avoiding payment of tax on the capital gain. If you are curious about making a donation of appreciated assets or other estate planning strategy, please let us know.