According to Clayton Dabney For Kids With Cancer Executive Director Leslie Ficke,
Our world has changed significantly over the course of this year, but childhood cancer continues to wreak havoc on families across the country. Many families in need of our support have faced additional hardships due to COVID-19, while at the same time struggling with the devastating loss of their child. For the last 25 years, Clayton Dabney for Kids with Cancer has provided needy families with a child in the final stages of terminal cancer anonymous financial assistance to help create everlasting memories by providing last wishes, gifts, special events, family travel and money to cover household bills. We have never turned down a request for support, and thanks to our incredible donor community, we are continuing to help these families through this uniquely trying time.
As we prepare to commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, Clayton Dabney for Kids with Cancer, along with Co-Chairs Jenny Saphier and Chad Barrett, have launched our “Angels Among Us” campaign to spread awareness and support of our mission to provide anonymous financial assistance to families with a terminally-ill child, helping them create everlasting memories during their child’s precious, final days.
For every $100 donated, supporters will receive a Clayton’s Angel yard sign to recognize families who have lost a child to cancer this year. Additionally, these signs can be gifted to neighbors, friends, family members, teachers, doctors or anyone who has been an angel to you or your family during your lifetime. Signs started being displayed beginning September 1, marking the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness month.
Campaign levels are:
- Archangel = $5,000, provides financial assistance for more than two families and up to 50 yard signs;
- Guardian Angel = $2,000, provides financial assistance for one family and up to 20 yard signs;
- Seraphim Angel- = $1,000 contribution to financial assistance for a family and up to 10 yard signs;
- Cherub Angel = $500 contribution to financial assistance for a family and up to 5 yard signs; and
- Angel = $100 one angel yard sign.
Your support of our Angels Among Us campaign will ensure that we are able to continue our mission and help every family who needs our one-of-a-kind assistance. If you would like to help recognize the Angels Among Us with the purchase of a sign, please visit www.claytondabney.org/events/angels-among-us/. We also invite the community to help us spread our wings by taking a photo of your angel, or an angel seen in your neighborhood, and tag #AngelsAmongUs.
* Photo provided by Clayton Dabney For Kids Cancer