In December of 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 kids on the pediatric oncology floor at the hospital.
After giving all of his money away, Mitch’s dad made a pinky swear promise with him to always help children with cancer and their families after he was gone.
Mitch passed away on April 11, 2003, and shortly afterwards, Pinky Swear Foundation was established by his parents to honor the promise he made.
Volunteer to help kids with cancer
Pinky Swear Foundation relies on the time and talents of volunteers to help us provide a great experience for our participants and ensure a successful event. Become one of the 1,000+ volunteers who have come together to help Pinky Swear Foundation support kids with cancer and their families. Register to volunteer today!
This summer, it's back and messier than ever!
Hosted by KARE11's Eric Perkins, the 5th Annual Perk's Pinky Swear Mess Fest is a youth and family slopstacle course to raise money and awareness for Pinky Swear Foundation.
The focus of the event is kids helping kids with cancer, with a course featuring 11 slopstacles and a family-friendly event open to all ages.
Mission: Helping kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support.
Families plan for college — not for cancer. Pinky Swear 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.
Even if you’re not participating in the event, you can still fundraise and help support the Pinky Swear mission! Use the link below to set up a fundraising page in honor of an event in your life or just because you want to help. Thank you for your support!
Volunteer Shift Details
Friday, June 22, 2018 10:00am-3:00pm
Volunteers are needed to support setup of “Slopstacle” Course and Race Village.
Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:30am - 12:00pm
Volunteers are needed to help manage “Slopstacle” activities, registration, and tear down.
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