In 2007, The Oilympics were proud to raise $100,000 for The Kids Cancer Care Foundation and $25,000 for The Boys and Girls Club.
In 1999 Kids Cancer Camps expanded its mandate to address the holistic needs of children with cancer. Today we are the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, and along with sending kids with cancer to camp, we raise funds to support pediatric oncology research and clinical support.
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The Facts About Childhood Cancer
The treatment and cure for these children is a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week process requiring specialized care. The odds of winning the battle against childhood cancers are getting better for each patient. Over the last 50 years, progress in the development of effective treatments and cures for children with cancer has been one of the undisputed success stories in modern medicine. Long term survivors of all types of treatment including surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy including the use of more intensive treatment regimes, have produced this dramatic increase in survival rates. But, certain types of childhood cancer have not yet yielded to research and there are still many children who don't survive.
Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta is a registered charity, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and managed by an experienced management team.
For over 67 years, the mission of Boys and Girls Club has been to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.
In all of its programs and services, the Boys and Girls Club focuses on identifying and creating opportunities that help young people acquire the building blocks to successful futures. From recreation and leadership programs to a runaway and homeless shelter, our programs and services are community-based providing life-enhancing skills and support to create positive outcomes for children, youth and their families.
An example of this is our Street Teams / Side Door program. This program provides public education, outreach services, basic essentials, and emotional support for youth who are at-risk or victimized by homelessness and/or sexual exploitation through prostitution.
This program consists of four components:
1) Drop In
2) Street Outreach
3) One on One Support
As the relationship develops, Street Teams / Side Door youth workers begin to challenge and discuss alternatives to street life always recognizing and remembering that this transition is difficult. For many clients it takes several attempts to leave the streets and maintain a more stable lifestyle.
4) Public Education and Awareness
Modeled after the adult Winter Tune Up, the Youth Gear Up event is intended for youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The sad reality is that for some of these youth they do not have a family that will accept them back home; others are battling with addictions or emotional issues and have estranged themselves from people they once were able to depend upon. The goal of this event is to provide the youth with essential supplies to help them prepare for the winter season but most importantly to connect them to services that can work on finding them an alternate solution to the streets.This annual one day event is a partnership with the Youth Criminal Defence Office, Inner City Resource Network, Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary, City of Calgary, AADAC, Red Cross. All of the agencies donate their time towards organizing this event.