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Review for Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is making a huge impact in so many young children's (and their family's) lives. Bear Necessities is filling gaps in 3 different areas on its mission to eliminate pediatric cancer and provide hope and support to those affected by it. It raises money to fund research. The grants are for researchers specifically looking into the causes and treatments of many of the most common pediatric cancers. It also funds hospital subsidy programs. The hospitals let the Foundation know their needs, and we help fill them. Finally Bear Necessities gives "Small Miracles" to the kids in an effort to help them forget they are sick for a day and treat them to a special day. The organization has sent many children to the American Girl Place and many of the Chicago area sporting events. The also give families gas cards and other necessities that make the traveling to hospital treatments easier. Katherine Casey has taken Bear's dream of helping children with cancer to the next level. Bear Necessities is truely a FANTASTIC charity!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the effects Bear Necessities has on the families, hospitals, and communities. The families are so excited and thankful for the help and support they receive from the organization. Meeting the people & seeing their appreciation is SO rewarding!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

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Role:  Volunteer & I volunteer and am a member of the Young Professionals Auxiliary Board spreading awareness about pediatric cancer.