About Our Charity
Why We Do What We Do…
- One parent must be available at all times, often having to quit work.
- Simultaneously, expenses go through the roof
- non-covered treatment or medications
- travel and parking for the hospital stays
- eating away from home
- possible home alterations
This is where we step in, giving that family $5,000 to use as they see necessary.
Our hope is to remove some financial burden so all their energies can go to helping their child beat cancer and live a healthy life.
Please support Cops for Kids with Cancer so we never have to deny a struggling family a helping hand.
Please donate to help us maintain this worthy mission.
Why We Do What We Do…
“FORE” … And a Charity Was Born
We’ve grown a bit since we were established in 2002. Now we have a 20-plus person Board of Directors comprised of active and retired police officers, and friends of law enforcement. All are volunteers, receiving no salaries. We all work very hard to plan events and keep our overhead to a minimum.
Cops for Kids with Cancer is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization focused on raising funds to provide assistance to families of children fighting cancer, to improve their quality of life.
For several years, we only made donations to the children’s oncology units at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. The donations were specifically earmarked for items or activities that would make an extended hospital stay a little less daunting.
Although we still continue those donations, in 2008 the Board of Directors established a process to get sorely needed funds to individual families caught in the web of pediatric cancer.
WE CAN ALL HELP. Our donations have, for example, saved a family from eviction, helped pay down overwhelming bills and paid to repair the only vehicle used to travel back and forth to the hospital. The situations are heartbreaking and all too real.
In recent years, including the hospital donations, we have given to over 762 families in need, totaling more than $4,100,000 in and around New England. That’s a lot of fundraising for a small charity, and the more the word gets out, the more requests we get.
We are always grateful for your support, either by donation or by participating in a fundraising event. Please support Cops for Kids with Cancer so we never have to deny a struggling family a helping hand.
Our Board of Directors
Chief of Police
Canton MA Police Department