Mollie´s Pinky Swear Fundraiser
Hello! This year I am participating in the Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon for the 6th time, and I am raising money for kids with cancer and their families. I do this because I know many people affected by cancer. The first year I participated in the Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon, I met a girl named Destiny. She was 5 years old and had a brain tumor. Our families got to know each other very well and we were best friends. She unexpectedly passed away two years later. Also, this past year I have become friends with some girls on the Chanhassen Swim Team. In September, one of their friends, Jenna, also unexpectedly passed away from a brain tumor. I am also racing in support of my friends and in honor of Destiny and Jenna.
The Pinky Swear Story
In December 2002, nine-year-old Mitch Chepokas, terminally ill with bone cancer, withdrew the entire $6,000 from his savings account and put it in envelopes for the kids on the pediatric oncology floor at the hospital. After giving all of his money away, Mitch made a pinky swear promise with his dad to always help children with cancer and their families after he was gone. Mitch passed away on April 11, 2003, and shortly afterward, the Pinky Swear Foundation was established by Mitch's parents to honor the promise he made with his dad.
Did you know that one out of 11 families who have a child diagnosed with cancer will be forced to file for bankruptcy?
Together we can make a life-changing difference for kids with cancer and their families like Mitch did.
Your tax-deductible donation provides families facing cancer with financial and emotional support, including grants for stable housing, reliable transportation, utilities, food and weekend getaways so they can focus on what’s most important: their child battling cancer.
My goal is to further the mission to support kids with cancer and their families. Are you in?
- Jessica Nigbur Team Captain $13,696.75
- Amelia Campbell $2,461.85
- Mollie Ferrel $2,193.20
- Taylor Breimhorst $1,969.34
- Ayden Ferrel $671.50
- Ben Nigbur $301.60
- Malachi Lange $204.70
- Micaiah Lange $194.70
- Seraiah Lange $168.33
- SS Savanna Stekly $165.75
- AF Alex Fitzsimmons $75.00
- TA Trinity Atterson $50.00
- KF Kate Fitzsimmons $50.00