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.
In August, the R Bar on Ridge Road in North Rose held a fundraiser for WCCCF and recently presented a check for $3200 to the charity.
Palmyra Canal Days
September 19 & 20, 2015
On September 19th and 20th, the Wayne County Children's Cancer Fund will be at the Palmyra Canal Town Days with a booth. Information materials will be available and logo merchandise will be for sale. Hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
Bubba Bar and Grill
At the end of September, Bubba Bar and Grill on Ridge Rd in Sodus will be holding a Mac and Cheese cook-off. All proceeds will go the WCCCF.
DROP THE AXE FOR WCCCF BENEFIT Border Bowl: Wayne Eagles vs Pal-Mac Red Raiders
Wayne Eaglesand Pal-Mac Red Raiders
are dropping the axe on children’s cancer! Come to the Border Bowl at Wayne High School on Friday October 16th at 7pm to see the football teams battle it out for the axe
while raising money for the Wayne County Children’s Cancer Fund.
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.