Through the amazing site Indiegogo I found out about Kids & Art. This organization is local to my beloved San Francisco Bay Area and I was really moved by their story. The founder’s son was diagnosed with cancer when he was 3 and they came up with this idea in order to give him something to feel better, to feel normal.
Kids & Art is currently running an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for 2015 – they have 13 days left and are at 86% of their goal. I think this is something worth donating for, cancer is a viscous beast that I lost my own father too almost 7 years ago… but for a child to go through that. I truly can not imagine the strength that would take.
About Kinds & Art:
Why focus on Art? Why not Research?
Research will someday find more effective ways to treat cancer. But until that day arrives, according to National Cancer Institute, “Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children between infancy and age 14″.
“Each year around 13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer in the US, that’s more than a classroom of kids a day”.
Every child and family have to go through chemotherapy and other extended treatment protocols that are physically and mentally debilitating.
We at Kids & Art are here for every single one of these children and families while they are braving through cancer.
Our Goal is to focus on the NOW and create memorable experiences through their journey because Cancer Sucks. Art Heals!
Only 4% of money goes towards childhood cancer research and substantially less than that goes towards any Art, Music and Wellness programs for childhood cancer patients and families.
Whether we like it or not, kids do get cancer. We might not be able to take their cancer away but we can definitely be there for them through their journey, through art as an outlet and an escape. This is what we at Kids & Art offer these children, their families and their care circle.
– The Reportery