You kind of brighten their day. You give them something to do that takes their minds off cancer for just a moment, they’re not worried about cancer, they’re just a kid.
Salt Lake City (PRWEB) December 25, 2012
Salt Lake Community College’s Fashion Institute participated in a Holiday Stocking event that raised more than $12,000 for children with cancer. The College received an award for being “The Most Generous School” donating 115 stuffed stockings.
“In a given month there are about 400 children up at Primary Children’s Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Institute being treated for cancer,” said Julie Wissler, Founder and President of Helping Kids with Cancer. This event helps provide monetary support for everyday items—such as gas cards and toys—to those children and their families. “You kind of brighten their day. You give them something to do that takes their minds off cancer for just a moment, they’re not worried about cancer, they’re just a kid.”
Students from the Fashion Institute donated stockings they designed and created to be auctioned at an event benefitting the Helping with Kids with Cancer organization.
Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children between the ages of 1 and 14. Helping Kids with Cancer is a non-profit organization. The organization provided more than 300 stockings to children in addition to the financial assistance.
For more information about Kids with Cancer, visit its Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/#!/HelpingKidsWithCancerhkwc?fref=ts.
About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 62,000 students each year, the College is the largest supplier of workforce development programs in the State of Utah. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.