Our pay it forward, C5BDI giveback continues! Our team recently committed resources and funding to support Roc Solid Foundation (RSF). Thank you very much to Mark Longe from our team for recommending such an outstanding cause. Each day in the U.S., approximately 43 children are diagnosed with cancer. That’s nearly 16,000 kids each year. RSF serves to build hope for families fighting pediatric cancer. A family’s battle often starts that day, with their child being admitted to start treatment, and everything else comes to a screeching halt. RSF intervenes immediately in two distinct ways.
-1- RSF provides the family with #ReadyBags that include everything a family might need for their unexpected hospital stay – toiletries, a blanket, a journal, a tablet and more. These essentials are helpful, but moreso, that they send a message to each family that they are not alone as they begin this journey. This is Roc Solid’s first step toward building hope in a situation nobody ever hopes to face.
-2- RSF also provides playsets. Why playsets? Because when a young child is diagnosed with cancer, the first thing taken away is the opportunity to play. Normal family activities are replaced with doctor’s appointments and treatments that leave kids with weak immune systems and often the inability to interact in public. A new backyard playset not only provides a safe haven for play, but it also represents an escape from the reality of fighting cancer, and most importantly, #HopefortheFuture