Solving Kids’ Cancer
This September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, two young mothers, Jennifer Noll and Alethea Ramirez, and their employer Adams Fairacre Farms, are rolling up their sleeves to raise awareness and money for childhood cancer research.
Throughout the month, Adams Fairacre Farms will be collecting donations at checkout lanes at all four of its locations in the region to fund a clinical trial to bring more effective and less toxic treatment options to kids with difficult to treat cancers. Adams Fairacre Farms hopes to raise $10,000 for Solving Kids’ Cancer, a New York City-based nonprofit dedicated to improving survival for the deadliest childhood cancers, including neuroblastoma, brain tumors and sarcomas.
One hundred percent of all public donations made to Solving Kids’ Cancer directly fund the development of novel treatments for children battling cancer today. “Survival has remain unchanged at less than 50 percent for these childhood cancers,” said Scott Kennedy, the Co-founder and Executive Director at Solving Kids’ Cancer. “Only through clinical research can we offer these kids an expanded menu of treatment options and the chance that every kid deserves–the chance to grow up.”
During the first two weeks of September, each Adams Fairacre Farms store will kick off the month-long fundraising campaign with a unique event.
- Poughkeepsie – 9/3 – Bake Sale and 50/50 Raffles from 11-4 – Poughkeepsie Events →
- Kingston – 9/7 – BBQ and 50/50 Raffles from 10-4 – Kingston Events →
- Newburgh – 9/6 – BBQ and 50/50 Raffles from 11-3 – Newburgh Events →
- Wappinger – 9/7 – BBQ and 50/50 Raffles from 11-4 – Wappinger Events →
The New York State Bridge Authority is also getting involved to honor victims and survivors of pediatric cancer. On September 3rd and September 15th-28th the Mid-Hudson Bridge will be lit in gold.