Truebeck Supports Okizu for Childhood Cancer Awareness
Approximately 1 in 285 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20.
This September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Truebeck is partnering with Okizu to raise money to send kids with cancer to a special camp dedicated to bringing joy to these young patients.
Okizu (oak-eye-zoo) comes from the Sioux language and means unity, to come together, to heal from a hurt, to make whole. The mission of Okizu is to help all members of families affected by childhood cancer to heal through peer support, respite, mentoring, and recreational programs.
An anonymous donor said, “As someone that had a childhood cancer, I believe this camp is a very important support mechanism for those people who have had cancer or know someone that has had cancer.”
In the “Okizu 2018 Year in Review,” a family camp parent said, “There’s no other place in the world where you’re surrounded by caring friends who empathize rather than just sympathize.”
For those who donate, your impact will be tripled because of an exciting matching gift. That means for every dollar Truebeck raises, Okizu gets three! Help us make a lasting difference in the lives of families coping with childhood cancer by donating today.