Sponsor a Wolverines Player Taking Part in the Kitchener Kids with Cancer Run/Walk
Mel Austin is a Wolverine player who is currently battling Leukemia. On September 16th, 2023 she will be taking part in the Kitchener Kids with Cancer Run / Walk to raise awareness and critical funds for a very important organization – The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario. (POGO)
There are over 4,000 families in Ontario with a child in cancer treatment or follow-up care each year. More than 84% of children diagnosed with cancer in Ontario will survive, but many of these survivors will experience complications either due to the disease itself, complex surgical procedures, or the rigorous rounds of radiation and chemotherapy they were given during treatment.
Funds raised will provide:
- financial assistance to families so they can pay for out-of-pocket costs associated with their child’s treatment
- support survivors with customized school and work counselling when their disease or its treatment has left them with learning challenges
- fund promising research that examines the impact of childhood cancer and its treatment.
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