For the 2nd Year Pediatric Patients & Families Shine Gold at the Outer Harbor

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On Monday, August 31, Carly’s Club joined with pediatric cancer patients, families and other WNY organizations to kick off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

The emotional evening was an opportunity for all WNY pediatric cancer families to stand together as a commu- nity, receive comfort and support, and spread awareness. The free event included fun activities for the kids, as well as impactful ceremonies to honor and remember those who have been touched by this devastating disease.

Bounce houses, clowns, face painting, magicians, mini golf, and more provided a much needed distraction for those affected by childhood cancer. A large gold ribbon was displayed during the event to honor the fighters and survivors and to remember those we have lost. Parents were able to write the name of their child on this ribbon.

Congressman Brian Higgins and Senator Tim Kennedy, advocates for pediatric cancer funding, spoke and announced a balloon release. As hundreds of gold balloons were released into the air, many families looked up with the determination and hope to end this awful disease once and for all.