‘Families of Children with Cancer’ non-profit group raises money to support local families | WFRV Local 5
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (WFRV) – Cancer has and continues to affect many people in the US, affecting not only patients but their families as well. That’s why it’s important to recognize the individuals who have braved and survived the disease, and to support those who are still fighting.
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The first Sunday in June is recognized as National Cancer Survivor’s Day. Not only is this day dedicated to encouraging survivors to share their stories and bring hope to newly diagnosed people, but it is also a day for people in the community to support and reach out to cancer patients and their families around the world. A local nonprofit heard that call and did just that.
On Friday evening, the nonprofit Families of Children with Cancer hosted a dinner and show at the Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay to raise money for local families affected by childhood cancer.
The event kicked off with a performance by Dueling Pianos and was followed by a delicious dinner and fun opportunities for guests to win great prizes while donating to charity. The organizers noted that this event supported not only local families, but also local businesses.
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Families of Children with Cancer president, Janal Emmer, shared with Local 5 that the organization is grateful to all of the sponsors and community members who donated during the event. “It’s such a blessing to be in this room with all these people, just the camaraderie and the life we see there is just, it’s amazing to see,” Emmer said.
For those who missed the event and want to help these local families during a difficult time in their lives, visit the Families of Children with Cancer website to make a donation.