The Cancer Sucks Project
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Payton is raising funds to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.
How? Glad you asked...
Payton is telling her journey about what life was like living in hospital and how to survive cancer. She has booked into a Rotary meeting along with a few schools to present and just talk, kid to kid. Cancer doesn't have to be scary.
"Some kids think it is contagious... they need to know that cancer isn't."
A few months back, we were walking through Costco to 'get one item'. I told Payton, "If you see something that you will eat, point it out."
She spotted a large jar of Double Lolly Suckers. As her Mom, I said, "Uhm, no." Then she started talking...
"I can sell suckers at school, to my friends, to the neighbors and raise money for childhood cancer research."
By aisle 26, she had an entire plan set out and wanted to map out the schools in Estevan to see in which order she should go to talk to them.
On the way home we had to stop for more paper for her to continue writing out her plan. That was the start of The Cancer Sucks Project.
Since then, Payton has been nominated as a Jr. Ambassador for the Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. After learning more about the new hospital in Saskatoon that should be built in 2019, she quickly turned her focus to fundraising for the hospital. The most impressive thing to date, in Payton's opinion, is the new movie theatre the hopsital will have for patients and family. This really is a big deal. After spending months on isolation and not being able to go freely in public... just the idea of going to the movies becomes a luxury.
Payton is selling suckers to anyone who would like one for $1 each. Her brother Beckham is working chores around the house to pay for his share of suckers! Payton will be selling suckers and taking donations for the CHFS during her school presentations.
2016 funds raised: $30,728.02
2017...here we come!
This summer we are selling Fidget Spinners and Sparkle Tattoo kits! Check out our facebook page: The Cancer Sucks Project