Tomorrow Fund raises money through annual stroll

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The Tomorrow Fund, the only local non-profit organization that helps children with cancer, held its 16th Annual Stroll on Sunday in Garden City. The Stroll began at 10 a.m. and was organized by a committee of volunteers and parents of local children with cancer.

Approximately 2,000 people of all ages hit the pavement on a chilly morning to come together as a united front and raise funds. This event serves as one of two large fundraisers for the organization. The Stroll enables families to connect socially within and beyond the clinical setting and has engaged the patient families’ need to “give back” to The Tomorrow Fund.

The Tomorrow Fund is the only local non-profit organization that provides daily financial and emotional support to children with cancer and their families who are treated in The Tomorrow Fund Clinic, which is located in the Edwin Forman Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

From the time of diagnosis throughout the entire course of treatment, The Tomorrow Fund is there providing daily monetary stipends for in-patient families; hospital parking passes for the duration of treatment; financial aid for home expenses such as heat, utilities, and rent; bone marrow transplant expenses, and more.

In addition to financial aid, they fund programs that help lift the burden of parenting a child with cancer including coping, teen and bereavement support groups, parent consultants, community education and medical research.

For more information, call The Tomorrow Fund at 444-8811 or visit their website at www.tomorrowfund.org.

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