2014 marks Heroes for Children's 10th anniversary. Founded by two remarkable mothers who understood the unique needs of families with children fighting cancer, Heroes for Children has grown from an idea over a kitchen table to a statewide organization that has helped thousands of children fighting cancer and their families. As we reflect on the past 10 years, we are moved and inspired by what we - with the invaluable support of our volunteers and donors - have been able to accomplish.
In the past 10 years, we have helped families struggling with the financial burden of cancer-related health care costs; we have restored normalcy and brought comfort to children and their parents through our uplifting events, like Valentine's Dinner; we have helped create lasting memories for children who, because of their diagnosis and treatment, may not be able to participate in the typical milestone celebrations of childhood like Prom; we have inspired countless individuals to become their own heroes for children, by joining in fundraising efforts like our Heart of Gold 5K.
In this anniversary year, we recognize these achievements. This summer and fall, we have many exciting events and opportunities planned to honor our history and forge an even brighter future. With your continued support, we can achieve our vision that no family with a child battling cancer will fight alone. Through education and advocacy initiatives, we will raise awareness of the impact of childhood cancer on families. Through events and activities such as the 10th Anniversary Heroes and Handbags Gala, to be held March 28, 2015 in Dallas, and 100 Heroes, in which we invite 100 heroes to make a donation of $1,000 to help families with children fighting cancer, we will expand our reach to bring a moment of relief to more families engaged in one of life's most difficult struggles.
We are proud that Heroes for Children has been here for families with children fighting cancer in Texas for 10 years, and we will remain here in the future - so no family with a child battling cancer will fight alone.
Bob Foster, Chairman of the Board