Adopt a Family
Thank you to these generous companies and indiviudal donors who have made the holidays brighter for 36 WNY families facing pediatric cancer this holiday season. May your kindness and compassion return to each one of you. We are grateful for your support of our mission.
Bar Association of Erie County (Celeste Walsh)
Buffalo Convention Center
Buffalo Storm Chaser
EZ Auto Loan
First Niagara Bank -Item Processing Dept.
Go & Grow Pre-School, Lancaster
Merck Pharmaceutical (Greg Elwood)
MRC Medical Club
M&T Bank Sheridan Evans Branch
New Era Cap
Niagara Tying Service
Obessions Salon & Spa
P2 Collaborative of WNY
Sealing Devices Inc.
Sgroi Financial (Pat & Christa Sgroi)
Smarty Pants Childcare
South Davis Elementary School 5th Grade (Orchard Park)
Turner Construction (with Patt Rozler & family)
U.B.'s Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law)
Verizon Wireless (Southwestern Blvd)
WCHOB (Hematology and Oncology dept.)
Pete & Kim Augustine
Ron Aughtmon & family
The Colleary family
Joe and Shannon Dommer & family
Chris & Krissy Donahue
Jordan Gay & Meredith Gruseck
David & Nancy Hart
The Kane Family (Jessica, Erica, Lauren & Patrick)
The Moffett family
Ashley Murphy & family
Genevieve Perryman & family
Tim Ray & family
Laura & Andrew Reyda
Barb & John Stitt
Jennifer Zangerle & family
Within the next few weeks, the P.U.N.T. Foundation will receive the holiday wish lists of several children in our community fighting cancer, along with that of their siblings and parents through the social workers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute & Buffalo's Women & Children's Hospital.
The financial burden of the holidays loom large for these families.
The average out-of-pocket cost for a family (with good health insurance) in the first year of pediatric cancer diagnosis is $20,000. This staggering cost is often coupled with a loss of income since a parent often suspends employment to be by their child’s side.
Many times, the gifts provided by the P.U.N.T. Foundation's Adopt-a-Family program are the gifts these children receive on Christmas morning from Santa. You can help us create Christmas magic for a local child in the fight for their life. You can give that child's parents the beautiful gift of seeing a smile on their son or daughter's face on Christmas morning.
Please consider getting your family, company, school or organization to "Adopt-a-Family" battling pediatric cancer this holiday season. You will also give a gift to yourself in knowing you have helped make a profound difference to a family when they have never needed it more. We will work with you to determine the best way to get involved. You can simply donate, do the shopping and wrapping for the families--or our team can do that for you. Any budget amount will be matched up with item wish lists, and there is no obligation to fulfill every item for each family member.
To get involved, please contact our Program & Event Coordinator, Bridgett Moffett.
firstname.lastname@example.org or (716) 866-9180