Come out Wednesday evening, December 7th to Rock Bottom Downtown Denver, to support national and local kids with cancer and be sure to wear your pajamas!
Through the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO)’s Colorado community-based Founding Hope Fund, Hope 4 Heroes, five local families facing childhood cancer are receiving a warm reception this week! As part of the ongoing partnership between the ACCO and Rock Bottom Restaurants, Rod Smith is joining the “PJammin” event at the Downtown Denver location. Rod was excited to hear that he could bring some holiday joy to these five local families who are living with a child who is fighting or has fought childhood cancer, while also raising much needed awareness for a great cause. ACCO’s Hope 4 Heroes invites locals to put on their pajamas and join Rod Smith and the five families at the Downtown Denver location!
The local families have shared their personal stories about their journey with childhood cancer; a list of suggested holiday gifts for the children and their siblings; and photos that can be viewed through the links below. Simply click on a family to view their story, see photos and to see the wish lists from the children:
Rock Bottom Brewery customers and employees are invited to share the holidays with these brave children. Interested patrons simply choose the “wish tags” from the giving tree from each participating location and purchase the gifts, returning them to the restaurants which will be coordinating a “wrapping party” and delivery of the gifts to each local family.
In addition to the Rock Bottom staff and guest, the American Childhood Cancer Organization is also extending this sponsorship to our online support community. If you or anyone you know would like to also sponsor a family by selecting a gift, please contact Andrea by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-855-858-2226 ext. 107. Please deliver or send unused and unwrapped gifts prior to December 21, 2016, as they will be wrapped and delivered to the families by December 23, 2016.
“The families are overjoyed about attending the event on Wednesday night and about everything Rock Bottom is doing for kids with cancer,” says Crisandra Green who heads up Hope 4 Heroes, ACCO’s community-based Founding Hope Fund in the Denver area. Green says the families are open to sharing their stories and doing media interviews so that they can raise awareness of the impact of a childhood cancer diagnosis on the family. (http://www.acco.org/hope4heroes/)
“We are ecstatic to have Rock Bottom Brewery involved with this local event for ACCO,” says Ruth Hoffman, Executive Director of ACCO. “These events create much needed awareness for childhood cancer, and also raise funds to provide resources and support for children and their families currently fighting cancer.”
About American Childhood Cancer Organization
American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is a non-profit charity dedicated to helping kids with cancer and their families navigate the difficult journey from cancer diagnosis through survivorship. Internationally, ACCO is the sole U.S. member of Childhood Cancer International (CCI), the largest patient-support organization for childhood cancer in the world. Here in the United States, ACCO promotes the critical importance of ensuring continued funding into new and better treatment protocols for childhood cancer. And most importantly, ACCO is focused on the children: developing and providing educational tools for children fighting cancer and their families, empowering them in their understanding of childhood cancer and the medical decisions they must make during this difficult journey. All of ACCO’s resources are available free of charge for families coping with childhood cancer.