Williams Foundation raises funds for kids with cancer
The Jeanette Williams Foundation recently announced that its April 17 event raised enough funds to send 50 children to camp this summer.
Champaign Wishes, which took place on the Big White Boat at FantaSea Yacht Charters at South Shore Harbor Resort on Sunday, April 17, and included dinner, dancing, and a silent and live auction, raised enough money to send 10 more children to Camp For All this year.
Camp For All, which was built by the MD Anderson Foundation, offers children who are being treated for cancer and blood disorders at UTMB-Galveston camping activities such as trails and a pool mixed with comprehensive medical care.
"Our plan is to send an additional 10 children each summer and eventually be able to send all the children fighting cancer at UTMB to camp each year," said Foundation founder Jeannette Williams' daughter, Dianne Troop, in the press release. “The camp helps the children forget they're a patient,” Troop said.
The Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in the memory of Jeanette Williams for the purpose of helping find a cure for cancer, will send 50 children to Camp For All in Burton this summer.
For more information about the foundation, visit www.jeanettewilliamsfoundation.org for more information.