Groups will often sponsor annual events for our families such as M-Bar-C Ranch outting, picnics, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Events, Family Fall Harvest Party, or movie nights.Children undergoing chemotherapy are very susceptible to infections. Therefore, regular playgroups, school, and public activities are often out of the question.Our Social Events are a way for children to play in a clean, fun environment with other children that have no hair. This promotes and maintains relationships outside the hospital setting, decreases the sense of social isolation, and provides a much needed break from the rigors of cancer treatment.
Our goal is to provide an opportunity for kids who are in treatment to interact with kids who are off treatment. This will help to promote lasting support and friendships as well as hope for a future.
Western Days at M Bar C Ranch-Sunday July 17, 2011
Invitation reminder to our Cancer Families: the M Bar C Ranch is a family event hosted by the Forgotten Children's Foundation and open to children in treatment, remission, or siblings of a bereaved family. Please check with your Doctor and confirm if you are cleared to be around live animals at your point in treatment. This is the greatest CowBoy Ranch in Washington! The Ranch is geared for children with special needs and for the disabled. However there is no medical staff on location. Wheel chair friendly access right up to the covered riding rink! Lunch, snacks, cowboy hats and transporation is provided. This event has limited seating as there are only 40 seats on the bus!
Please RSVP ASAP! All families are welcome! Bill Murray said it best, in the movie What About Bob: LET'S TAKE A VACATION FROM OUR PROBLEMS! For more information contact our Parent Liaison: Teresa Stubred at 425.971.8327.