COLUMBUS – Members of the Columbus Cancer Care Foundation, are excited as they begin preparations for the 3rd Annual Blue Jean Benefit.
Columbus Cancer Care’s Kaylen Biltoft says the first two years of the event had a really good turnout, and they hope to expand on that fundraising effort in 2017.
“We had an event here the other day for our corporate sponsors, just so they had a chance to see, where there money was going. You know we want to be really transparent, about making sure that everybody knows that this money is staying local, and benefiting local cancer patients,” says Biltoft.
Biltoft says they take pride in the fact that the foundation has no administrative salaries, and all of there work is done through volunteers.
In 2016, the Foundation was able to provide cancer patients with 307 roundtrip rides, as well as giving away fifty-three $50 gas cards to alleviate travel expenses, 213 warming blankets, 37 nights of free lodging at Days Inn, 11 support groups, and other educational programs, says Biltoft.
“so the Blue Jean Benefit this year is going to be raising money to support our gas card program, so that we can make sure that we get more of those gas cards out, and just really letting the public know that we have this program, so that if they’re having to travel for treatment, that they’re eligible for that,” says Biltoft.
The 3rd Annual Blue Jean Benefit is scheduled to take place this fall on September 14th, but if you would like to donate or support the organization prior to that date, you can reach the group at the Columbus Cancer Care Offices in northern Columbus, where the foundation is based out of. The Foundation is also participating in the Columbus Big Give, which will take place on May 19th.
If you would like to learn more about the Foundation, or would like to donate, you can contact them at 402-562-8666.
You can also learn more at the organizations website, by clicking here.