According to the Foundation for Children with Cancer, their mission is to financially assist the families of children with cancer. By providing tangible and direct financial support, such as mortgage payments, insurance premiums and utility bills, families are given a greater opportunity to focus on their child’s treatment and recovery.
Alvin ISD helped raise over $13,000 to assist the families of children with cancer. The students, faculty and staff participated in “Hats on Day”, which is a fundraiser that was started by four sixth graders to help their classmate and friend raise money for a bone marrow transplant. Sadly, their friend Kevin Beffa lost his battle with childhood cancer just days before his surgery. The friends continued their fundraiser as an awareness campaign about children undergoing chemotherapy and related complications.
Hats On Day has grown to be one of the most influential and profitable fund-raisers among school age children, raising over $1,000,000 in the past 10 years. For more information on Hats on Day visit the Children with Cancer website.