Organization That Helps Kids With Cancer, Founded by Distributor, Needs Your Support
The Miracles of Mitch Foundation, founded by Steve Chepokas, CEO of Chanhassen, Minnesota-based promotional products distributor JETSET Promotions, is raising money through the crowd funding website IndieGoGo. Currently, the foundation is not able to meet all of the requests from families for things such as help with rent or mortgage payments, costs related to transportation and expenses related to end of life or bereavement care.
The foundation began from a promise Chepokas made with his nine-year old son, Mitch, before Mitch died from cancer. Mitch made his dad pinky swear to continue to help children with cancer, and their families, by providing immediate-needs support and unique family programs. The Miracles of Mitch Foundation eases the financial and emotional impacts experienced by families during a very challenging time.
Cancer is not a one-day thing and affects the whole family. Many families dealing with a long-term illness experience financial difficulty. It’s common that one or both parents have drastically reduced their work hours to be with the child. Also, in addition to their usual monthly expenses, families are often dealing with mounting medical bills and other financial burdens. This puts the entire family at risk.
That’s where the Miracles of Mitch Foundation steps in. Recently the foundation helped a family whose daughter, Paige, could not return home from a bone marrow transplant due to the risk of germs and mold in their carpet. The foundation helped with the cost of the carpet replacement and tiling so that Paige could be home with her family.
Mitch Chepokas would have been 20 years old this year. To celebrate his legacy, the Miracles of Mitch Foundation is asking for a $20 gift to the foundation. The goal is to raise $20,000 by Sept. 15, 2013.
This past year, the Miracles of Mitch Foundation helped families from 14 states and plans to expand its services nationally. Consider a gift to help ease the everyday burdens kids with cancer and their families experience through an already stressful time.
For more information, visit www.miraclesofmitch.org or make a donation here.