The following is a letter sent to Oil City, from Lisa Eades, President of the Jason’s Friends Foundation.
It is published here as received:
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As we finalize the details of this year’s major fund-raising event, Jason’s Friends Foundation would like to extend one last note of gratitude to the citizens of our community and state for their astonishing support.
Over $330,000.00 was contributed to the 21st Annual Bowl for Jason’s Friends, which took place on Saturday March 2. Tireless teams of bowlers collected donations from family, friends, companies and strangers. Our corporate and business sponsors offered unwavering support. Countless others donated day prizes and silent auction items. Volunteers gave their time, talent and energy. It was a widespread effort and enormous success.
Since our beginning in 1996, we have disbursed nearly $5 million to Wyoming families who have a child who suffers from childhood cancer, a brain tumor or spinal cord tumor. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the family is quite often thrown into a financial crisis and engulfed in a chaotic new environment that is both frightening and confusing. When that happens, we are here to lend a helping hand.
We help with non-medical expenses such as travel out of state to pediatric cancer facilities for treatment, including fuel, food and lodging. Additionally, back at home, we also help with essential household bills to assure the house or rent payment is made, utilities paid and other every day bills.
Jason’s Friends Foundation exists because of Wyoming’s people and their incredible spirit of giving. Your generosity makes an enormous difference in the lives of the children and families known as Jason’s Friends. Many, many thanks from all.
For more information regarding who we are and our great cause, please visit www.jasonsfriends.org.
Jason’s Friends Foundation