Kids' Party for Pediatric Blood Cancer Patients

  • Chris and his younger brother Nicolas Zarcone compete to build a bucket pyramid at the Leukemia Research Foundation's Kids' Party.Zach Share @ZSharePhotovisions

    Chris and his younger brother Nicolas Zarcone compete to build a bucket pyramid at the Leukemia Research Foundation's Kids' Party.Zach Share @ZSharePhotovisions

 
 
Updated 1/22/2018 7:27 AM

More than 75 kids between the ages of three and 16 and their families enjoyed a special day hosted by the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF). Activities included the Jesse White Tumblers, a buffet lunch, dancing and games with a DJ, and took home bountiful goody bags from the Annual Kids' Party hosted by the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF) on Sunday, January 14 in Wheeling, Ill.

"Kids' Party is an opportunity for children to put aside treatments, hospital stays and side effects and feel like a kid again," said Linda Kabot, LRF Director of Programs. "The LRF invites all families, free of charge, to participate in this wonderful event. For some parents, this was the first time in months that they saw their child having fun," Kabot said.

 

Kids Party is made possible by the support of many corporate sponsors and private donations, for which the LRF is grateful. A special thanks to the many volunteers who participated in the event.

About The Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF)

The Leukemia Research Foundation, a CharityNavigator.org 4-Star Charity headquartered in Northfield, Ill., is committed to funding research and providing support to people affected by blood cancers. The Leukemia Research Foundation is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures, and enriching the quality of life of those touched by these diseases. For 72 years, thousands of volunteers and 22 chapters have helped the Foundation raise more than $72 million to help fund research specifically targeting aspiring, eager, and innovative scientists and physicians around the world, provide patient financial assistance, and offer educational and emotional support for patients and their families.

Leukemia Research Foundation information is available at www.allbloodcancers.org, or by calling 847-424-0600.

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