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Cancer Kids First Nevada

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We aim to improve the lives of kids who are battling cancer by sending them cards, toys, books, and personalized gift packages through our wish package program. ” — Beverly Wang, Founder and President of Cancer Kids First Nevada Meet High School Junior Beverly Wang! She is the daughter of a three-time cancer survivor and a finalist for the 2022 Governor's Points of Light Award for Individual Youth Volunteer. We met Beverly because she decided to do a book drive for Janie's Classroom to load up the book-vending machine. She has accumulated 500+ hours of community service in the last...

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Christmas 2022

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Christmas is the pinnacle of the year. More than any other celebration, it is the day for family and friends, kindness and generosity. It is the day for love. On this day, we remember all our loves and we are grateful. We sponsored a family through Candlelighters for Christmas. This particular family lost their son in June 2022 to a brain tumor. We bought presents for Mom and her 7 year-old daughter. It was a way in which we wrapped our family in a magic blanket that is our love for Janie. We will continue to express that love in...

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Amazon Gift Cards for Janie's BMT Anniversary

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On November 17, 2017, Janie received a Bone Marrow Transplant at Diamonds Children's Hospital in Tucson, AZ. Her oldest brother, Jansen, was her perfect match and donated his stem cells.  We are happy to share that again this year we sent Amazon gift cards to Banner Hospital to distribute to young patients to help decorate their rooms and buy necessities as they begin their transplant journey. Every day our love for Janie grows higher, deeper, wider, stronger...the more we remember with gratitude, the bigger our love gets. 

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Candlelighters' Halloween Bash

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The Janiestrong Foundation helped sponsor Candlelighters 24th annual Halloween Bash on October 27, 2022. This private event hosts families of local children and teens, as well as their siblings, who are experiencing a pediatric cancer journey, including children currently in active treatment. The picture is from Candlelighters and shows how much fun families had trick-or-treating in a fun, safe environment.

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The Janiestrong Foundation donates to the Amanda Hope Gala!

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Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels supports the here and now needs of families impacted by childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Their mission is to bring dignity and comfort into the harsh world of childhood cancer. They provide Comfycozy Care gifts to all children diagnosed with cancer and other blood related disorders and support healthcare professionals in providing person-centered care to children and their family with empathy and understanding.

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