Karen Falldien Yawney and Golf Sudbury have partnered with NOFCC in a fundraising initiative called Karen for Kids with Cancer. Karen has aimed to raise $10,000 for NOFCC by the end of September 2020 and if she does this she will shave her beautiful blonde hair! Golf Sudbury will be providing a unique opportunity to golfers this summer to donate towards this campaign and will be matching those donations.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic NOFCC is feeling a deep financial impact. Living in the North means that spring, summer and fall is fundraising season for non-profits and because of the social restrictions that are placed on us right now and the inability to gather together, nearly all of our annual fundraisers have been cancelled. Being an organization that is not funded by the government means that we rely on these events to provide income to support our families. During a time where we are seeing very little income coming in, we are experiencing an increase in need from our families. This decrease in donations means that there will likely be a devastating effect in our ability to continue to provide our families with the care they need during the most difficult times in their lives. With the help of donors like you we can reduce that impact. Please give generously.
Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer is a Canadian registered not for profit charity which is not government funded and relies solely on community fundraising and private donations in order to assist approximately 200 families annually in Northern Ontario. NOFCC assists with the costs associated with treatment and having to travel for pediatric cancer care. The charity offers 23 programs, such as financial assistance and reimbursement programs for parking, transportation and accommodations, emergency funding, medication coverage, palliative support services, counselling, tutoring, bursaries, and support groups to families battling childhood cancer and beyond. Several aftercare programs are also available to assist families many years after treatment. To learn more about NOFCC programming and services, or how you can help, please visit the website www.nofcc.ca