The Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program, KCCP, in support of Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program in Portland OR., Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program in Seattle WA. and the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program in British Columbia and the Yukon, will raise money and awareness to fight and find the cure for children’s cancer.
The KCCP was founded by Past Governor Frank Morehouse of the Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis International in 2010. Past Governor Frank’s inspiration was a young cancer patient named Penny. Past Governor Frank worked at the hospital where Penny stayed. Penny was diagnosed with a brain tumor and would require surgery and radiation therapy. Penny would visit Past Governor Frank during her hospital stays and talk about what was happening to her. Penny eventually lost her battle with cancer. The KCCP is dedicated to Penny’s memory.
The goal of the KCCP is to fund 3 or more Fellowships at the three hospitals in our district. To achieve this goal we will hold district fundraisers, seek public donations, corporate sponsors and receive funds from our clubs in the Pacific Northwest District.
The KCCP is a long term project that we hope to expand to a global program. Children’s cancer affects many families. Thousands of children are diagnosed with cancer each year, and with the help of research their chances of surviving have more than tripled. KCCP hopes to be a part of finding a cure. Not only will this benefit children it will benefit all cancer patients worldwide. Remember the research of adult cancers does nothing to help cure children’s cancer, but the research of children’s cancers does help find the cure of adult cancers.
“The Pacific Northwest is the beginning. The world is our goal.”
For more information please contact Frank Morehouse, District Project Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.