Pediatric Cancer Patients Celebrate at Thanksgiving Party

WHAT:
Children’s Hospital University of Illinois will host a Thanksgiving party for more than 120 pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Current and former patients will enjoy face painting, photos, games, food, and activities at this untraditional pre-holiday party.

Cancer support organizations such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Gilda’s Club, Phil’s Friends, Imerman Angels, Flashes of Hope, Children’s Oncology Services, Girl Scouts, Stephanie Joseph Memorial Service and Be Positive Foundation will provide information for parents and activities for kids.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will present a $200,000 check to support Children’s Oncology Group pediatric cancer clinical trials at Children’s Hospital University of Illinois, Rush and Stroger hospitals.

WHEN:
Saturday, Nov. 17
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:
University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center West
828 S. Wolcott Ave., 2nd floor