Zoom to the North Pole and Visit Santa Claus for a Great Cause

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With increasing COVID-19 restrictions around the holidays, the Raymond A. Wood Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing quality of life support to child and adult brain tumor survivors, joins forces with Santa Claus to provide one-on-one Zoom sessions. Now children have an opportunity to let Santa know what they are hoping to find under their trees this year…virtually!

“Many of the patients we serve are children that fall in the COVID high risk category due to conditions caused by brain tumors or the treatment of them,” said Amy Wood, RAWF executive director. “We wanted to keep up the holiday spirit for those kids that have been in quarantine for so long."

With increasing COVID-19 restrictions around the holidays, the Raymond A. Wood Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing quality of life support to child and adult brain tumor survivors, joins forces with Santa Claus to provide one-on-one Zoom sessions. Now children have an opportunity to let Santa know what they are hoping to find under their trees this year…virtually!

Parents are invited to visit ZoomtotheNorthPole.org,and book a 5 minute session with Mr. Claus for a small donation to the foundation. Santa will join via Zoom meeting straight from the North Pole, ready to hear wish lists from around the country. The sessions take place on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11am - 2pm EST through December 19th.

“Many of the patients we serve are children that fall in the COVID high risk category due to conditions caused by brain tumors or the treatment of them,” said Amy Wood, RAWF executive director. “We wanted to keep up the holiday spirit for those kids that have been in quarantine for so long and figured it would be a great opportunity for all children to get some time with Santa, despite the pandemic.”

Santa kicked off his virtual visits last weekend with meetings with boys and girls hoping for new Lego sets, virtual reality games and drones but Santa also fielded quite a few questions about how reindeer fly and if he could get caught on camera on Christmas Eve.

One mom wrote, “This is HANDS DOWN the BEST Santa visit we’ve ever had - thank you so much! Santa was perfect and so kind! Loved all his answers to the kids’ questions.”

Parents can book visits with Santa by going to ZoomtotheNorthPole.org. All proceeds benefit the Raymond A. Wood Foundation, a Maryland-based nonprofit organization that helps brain tumor survivors nationally and globally, who face challenging lifelong chronic conditions from tumor treatment while providing caregiver support. For more information, visit rawoodfoundation.org

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