proudly sponsors the
2016 Children’s Fund
Christmas brings memories and hopes for warm holidays spent with family and friends. But for many of our neighbors, such hopeful thoughts and wishes are affected by the real journey they have begun with breast cancer. Over 325 families received help from BCFO in 2016. And within those homes live 165 children. We know through the support you have provided in the past that you understand how limited resources can be when someone is in treatment for breast cancer. For children, the fear that comes watching their mother or grandmother go through treatment is heightened at a time when they might normally be making Christmas lists and dreaming of what Santa may bring.
With your help, BCFO has always strived to provide normalcy for these children. From clothing to eyeglasses to school supplies, these young people have needs which often go unaddressed during periods of crisis. Their vulnerability is especially pronounced during the holidays. Reliable Toyota, Lexus, BMW of Springfield & Audi Springfield has again stepped up to offer a challenge to the community to provide for these children. Since BCFO was founded in 2000, Tony Stubblefield and his team at Reliable Toyota, Lexus, BMW of Springfield & Audi Springfield have donated over $241,000 to BCFO. For 2016, Reliable Superstore will match your gift dollar for dollar up to $20,000.
This gift, when fully matched, will provide a $100 gift to every child in the homes of BCFO patients, which will allow parents to purchase a gift for their children during the holidays. Additionally, your gift to the Children’s Fund provides year-round funding for the children affected by breast cancer. Your gift will last into 2017 to make a difference in the lives of BCFO kids all year long.
For many of us, the holidays will bring laughter, joy, and time with family and friends. For those affected by breast cancer, your gift could bring joy to a child and hope to a parent’s heart in a time when struggles abound. Our parents are so thankful for this gift and have voiced that this is one of the most meaningful expressions during their journey. Bring help and hope to the parents and children this holiday season by donating to the Charlie and Mary Beth O’Reilly Family Children’s Fund.