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April 2012

In this issue:


Recipe Corner

In Loving Memory


Extending our Hand to New Families

Bumpers Spring Fling this Sunday

National News: Proton Therapy Free Webinar

Family Night at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital

Childhood Cancer Action Days  

Teen and young adult (TYA) news


Hospital Lunch - Thanks Tomato Street for sponsoring our March lunch and the  Brickhouse Massage and Coffee Bar for providing much needed stress relief!


April 22 - Bumpers Spring Fling!


April 25  - Knoontime Knutty Knitters - in the RMH kitchen on  the 3rd floor ~contact Judy for updates and verification


April 26 - Hospital Support Lunch. Thank you! Olive Garden


April 27 - Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser Lunch


May 5 - Warhorse Martial Arts Karate Championships


May 7 - Mothers' Day Pampering at Sacred Heart


May 16 - Family Support Night at Sacred Heart 


Save the Dates:


July 28 - Summer Party - Save the Date


August 11 - Josh Ashby Memorial Shoot


August 17 - 19 Grieving in Plain Sight workshop


August 25 - Childhood Cancer Awareness Walk


September 23 - 1st Annual Emmett Snyders Memorial Golf Tournament


December 1 - Annual Holiday Party and Reunion




Recipe Corner

Trying to find things your kids will eat and that provide adequate nutrtion can be a struggle. When your child has cancer, it can be even more challenging. How to deliver proper nutrition during treatments? 


Here's a cookbook we found that might help: "How to Make the Foods Kids Love in a Healthy Way" found at the Kids Integrated Cancer Treatment website.


For more information about the story behind the cookbook, check out Bobby's Healthy Shop.


If you have a favorite recipe that nourished your family during stressful times, please send it (with a picture if available) to 



In Loving Memory


Our hearts and prayers go out to all families struggling with the loss of their child.



Parent Bereavement Retreat "A Fine Thread of Hope"

A Healing Retreat for Bereaved Parents was a weekend of reflection and healing. Thank you to the brave parents who came and shared, and to Donna Hanschu of Reality Works ~ our gifted facilitator.

Also thanks to St. Joseph's Family Center, and the MISS Foundation for this collaborative healing experience. 

Click here to read Tyler's story submitted by his mom Kristine and read at our Light the Way dinner/auction.

If you would like to submit a memorial for our newsletter for your child, please email



Extending our Hand to New Families


Welcome to all new families. We are here to assist in any way we can.


Please stop by our office anytime.


Beya is 13 and was recently diagnosed with AML. Beya is from the Tri-Cities ad has 2 brothers and one sister. He likes movies, music, computers, painting, writing, and books.


Sierra was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in March. She is 7 years old and likes art and animals. Sierra has one brother and one sister and lives in Cheney.


Spencer is 16 and was diagnosed with lymphoma in March. He has two sisters and one brother and lives in the Tri-Cities. He likes steel drums, performing in musicals, broadcasting sports, and the Seahawks.

Bumpers Spring Fling this Sunday


Christine - or

National News: Proton Therapy Free Webinar

Join ACCO and the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center for a FREE webinar about proton therapy, an advanced form of radiation used to treat many types of cancer, including childhood tumors. The ability to precisely target tumors makes proton therapy ideal for treating childhood cancers. It provides accurate treatment of tumors near or within sensitive organs while limiting radiation exposure to healthy tissues and reducing the risk of side effects, which is vital in children whose bodies are still growing and developing.

Click here for Webinar Information


Family Night at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital

2012 Family Support Night

Typically the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us May 16

*Except March, October, and November we will meet the third Tuesday. Click the link above for dates.*


Families will enjoy a FREE dinner starting at 6:00pm, so get here on time while it's still hot!


Separate support groups will follow from 6:30-7:30 PM

  • Parents and caregivers
  • Patients ages 4-11
  • Siblings ages 4-11
  • Teen patients and siblings together, ages 12-19.

The children's program will consist of therapeutic games and crafts, team building activities, and times for emotional expression.

Teens will have similar opportunities, with that "teen spin" on things to keep it interesting.


Parents Group Topic -

April's group was an open discussion. In May we are planning an activity. A reminder email will be sent. If you are not receiving the reminder and wish to, please email


RSVP is requested to plan for food: 509-474-2759


or to Maggie, Kim, or Nettie



Childhood Cancer Action Days



Save the Date for Childhood Cancer Action Days

Join childhood cancer advocates from across the nation to support our children.

Teen and young adult (TYA) news

Join the teens on Wednesday May 16 at Family Support Night. If you have any suggestions for teen activities, contact Andrew Lainson Or Abby Lynde

Don't forget Bumpers this Sunday! See above.

Click here for the  ACCOIN Teengroup Facebook page

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