GRACE IN ACTION
Planning Activities, Making a Difference
Staying active and giving back is what Grace is all about, and we have lots of things to get done with this initiative! We have been delivering breakfast to pediatric cancer warriors and their caregivers, gathering donations for pediatric cancer families in need, working on a letter campaign to raise awareness, and talking to recently diagnosed kids. And this is only the beginning!
Grace has assembled a Kids Committee made up of a team of caring, excited, and driven kids to conquer key advocacy topics, build and execute ideas to spread awareness, and, most importantly, help kids fighting cancer. Stay tuned for updates from this empowered group of little leaders! Some of their most recent activities are highlighted below.
Besides the highlights below, you can keep up with all our latest updates on Grace's Blog or check out our day-to-day activities from our Instagram feed at the bottom of this page!
OUR LATEST IMPACT
hospitals have received meal and care package deliveries.
states have supported group, gift, and financial assistance.
toys, care packages, and parent packs have been donated directly to warriors and their families.
have gone to research funding to find a cure for pediatric cancer.
OUR LATEST ADVENTURES
KIDS COMMITTEE UPDATES
The Kids Committee's main goal is to make an impact in the lives of kids with cancer. For kids, by kids, we come together to brainstorm ideas and then outline a plan to execute them. We are an empowered group of little leaders ready to find opportunities and to make a difference for this cause. Through team work, we are balancing the unique strengths that each of us bring and gaining the confidence to fulfill our potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today by emailing us at: hello@WITHGraceInitiative.org
TAKING CARE OF CAREGIVERS
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for continuing our cause even during challenging times such as the coronavirus pandemic. We collaborated with the Bagel Cafe of New Providence, NJ, to drop off food to pediatric cancer caregivers, warriors, and families, in local hospitals. It was a way for us to get out there and help care for those caring for our warriors and those actively in the fight. It spread some smiles, so mission accomplished!
Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
We've donated art carts and supplies, which circulate through the pediatric infusion areas at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The carts are fully stocked with various arts and crafts materials, offering patients a creative outlet through expressive art to help relieve stress. We're working to expand this program with your help to bring more art and relief to the kids in the hospital dealing with childhood cancer.
To expand our research impact in 2023, we've pledged $25,000 to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey for a specific childhood cancer brain tumor study. Many children with brain tumors receive radiation to all or part of their brain as part of their treatment regimen. While radiation is effective, it interferes with normal brain development and often causes permanent damage to structures within the brain. There are programs that can help children cope with cognitive deficits, but there are no proven treatments that prevent damage from occurring in the first place. These funds will support a pediatric brain tumor radiation study, led by Dr. Peter Cole, which examines medical interventions that can protect against brain damage induced by radiation therapy.