Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation brings smiles to local kids
HUNTINGTON -- A smile made possible by a simple act of kindness typically makes the life of a child with cancer more bearable and hopeful.
Thanks to the generosity of individuals and corporations across the United States, the Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF), through its Bear-Able Gift Program, is striving to create those smiles on children living with cancer.
Recently, the Bear-Able Gift Program delivered toys and gifts to the Hoops Family Children's Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital to help brighten the lives of children with cancer in the Huntington area.
The Bear-Able Gift Program distributes items such as games, toys, crayons, coloring books, video games, puzzles, books and teddy bears -- all kinds of things that make children smile -- to hospitals and oncology centers across the country.
"Childhood should be a carefree time that lets kids be kids, but children with cancer are often robbed of that," said Greg Anderson, founder of Harrisburg, Pa.-based CCRF, in a news release. "The kindness and generosity of donors from across the country makes a difference in the lives of children with cancer, brightening their days and helping them to forget for a while that they're sick."
There are a number of ways in which individuals and businesses can help support CCRF's Bear-Able Gift Program; they include sponsoring a toy drive, or raising or donating funds. For more information, visit www.childrenscancerrecovery.org/programs/bearable-gifts/, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on CCRF and its impact, visit the website at www.ChildrensCancerRecovery.org.
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