Pinky Swear Foundation

Every 45 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer, 2 years is the average length of treatment, 25% of a family’s disposable income goes on non-medical expenses and 1 in 11 families will file for bankruptcy. There are 250 families in the Greater Charlotte area and 1000 in NC that have a child undergoing cancer treatment.

All-Star Kingston at the 2016 Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon

All-Star Kingston at the 2016 Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon

Pinky Swear’s Mission

Helping kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support through –
– An Envelope Program which covers expenses, for example rent and mortgage payments, auto payments and gas cards, groceries, utilities and day care.
– Pantries at local Children’s Hospitals.
– All-Star Weekends which provide respite and an opportunity to be together in a stress-free scenario.
– Other experiences, for example Playing for Pinky Swear, where a youth team plays and fundraisers in honor of an All-Star child battling cancer.

There are opportunities for involvement in Pinky Swear’s local board, to sponsor its annual gala and kids’s triathlon, to volunteer and to host a fundraiser.

 

Sue Ratcliff

Community Development Representative – Charlotte

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Pinky Swear Foundation

M: 704 808 0123

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 “Helping kids with cancer & their families”