May 30, 2022 – Polo for Life, a Wellington-based nonprofit that supports families and organizations fighting childhood cancer, has donated $100,000 to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation. The money will go to the families of oncology patients who need financial assistance during their child’s treatment.
“When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it’s a life-changing event for the family, and not just in a medical sense,” said Don Eachus, director of development at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation. “At least one parent becomes a full-time carer, and that loss of income means there may not be enough money to pay mortgages or rent, electricity or phone bills. This is where our assistance fund comes in to cover, at least temporarily, these costs.
Founder and President of Polo for Life Brandon Phillips and board member P. J. Rizvi both have direct experience with childhood cancer, with Phillips being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 14 and Rizvi having lost a sister to the disease. The two were joined by the executive director of Polo for Life Barbara Bell Stove for the check presentation event at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center in Wellington.
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s leading pediatric hospitals, offering a full range of health care services and programs in a caring, compassionate setting designed specifically for children. A Level 1 trauma center, it combines state-of-the-art technology, the expertise of board-certified specialists, and a patient and family-centered approach to heal the body, mind, and spirit of those it serves. touches.
The hospital’s nonprofit foundation focuses on philanthropy to positively impact patients, families, and underwrite programs, facilities, and equipment that support the facility’s mission.
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