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June 2012

In this issue:

From the Director


Monthy Support Lunch Where Healing Happens

Warhorse Karate Kicks Against Childhood Cancer    

Warhorse Karate Keeps on Giving  

3rd Annual Childhood Cancer Awareness Walk


Donate Online

ACCOIN Family News

From the Director


Good things are coming together.

Check out in this newsletter what our amazing friends at Warhorse Karate are doing. Amazing!


Even though summer is just barely beginning, we are gearing up for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. The month kicks off with the 3rd Annual Childhood Cancer Awareness Walk. Check this newsletter for more information.


We have big ideas and much to do as great teams of volunteers get ready to accomplish great things. Let us know how you might want to be involved.


Be sure to check the calendar and save the dates. As things unfold we will keep you updated.


Thanks to everyone who not only understands that kids can't fight cancer alone but comes together to ensure that they don't.


Mary Anne Ruddis


June 20 - Family Support Night - Parent Group - Open Discussion


June 28 - Support Lunch - TBD - BrickHouse Massage and Coffee Bar

June 30 - Bereaved Parents Lunch

July 18 - Family Support Night - Parent Group - Speaker - PAVE representative. State Education Advocacy Information. Although the representative is from Washington State, there will be information available for Idaho and Montana also.


July 26 - Support Lunch

July 28 - Summer Party

July 28 - Inland Empire Motorcycle Coalition Ride

Contact for more information: Ed Harris – Inland Empire MC


August 11 - Kids Day at Riverfront Park

August 11 - Josh Ashby Memorial Shoot - call 509-443-4162 to learn how to enter to win 2 Alaska Airline tickets. Tickets only $5.

August 15 - Family Support Night - Parent Group - Activity - Knitting with Judy Heaton (Dad's welcome!)

August 17 - 19 Grieving in Plain Sight

August 25 - Childhood Cancer Awareness Walk at Medical Lake Waterfront Park


Save the dates for these upcoming events and watch for more information

September 8 - Deer Park Ladies Golf Club Charity Benefit and Auction. Call 509-276-9377 for more information

September 8 - Angel Flight


September 21 - Coffee for Kids Cancer Day

September 23 - Emmett Snyder Memorial Golf Tournament



September 29 - Annual Candlelight Vigil

December 1 - SAVE THE DATE: Annual Christmas Party/Reunion

Monthy Support Lunch Where Healing Happens

With much anticipation and lots of positive energy infusing the pediatric oncology unit, massage, nourishment, art, and beautiful pictures came together to make the day a bit brighter for kids with cancer, their families, and staff alike.

Healing takes more than just medicine and much healing occurs when spirits are lifted as they are every month at the American Childhood Cancer Org Inland NW support lunch for kids, families, and staff.


Such is the power of a group of people coming together for the common goal of making life a bit easier during difficult days/times. Thank you to all who made our May Support Lunch such a success. June is shaping up to be just as wonderful.




The Brickhouse Massage and Coffee Bar provides families with a special gift every month with soothing paraffin hand waxing and stress-reducing massages. Thank you as big as the ocean and wide as the sky.


They were joined by Texas Roadhouse who donated a wonderful lunch after a successful fundraiser in April that raised $910 to support the kids. And as if giving back is just a natural occurence, they've signed on to host lunch at our Annual Summer Party on July 28. Yippee - we are so very grateful!



Thank you Sandpoint Photo for the great pictures and artist Catherine Earle for the beautiful face and head painting. Artwork that is truly inspired. They have also signed on to the annual Summer Party!









It truly does take many hands to accomplish great things.

Warhorse Karate Kicks Against Childhood Cancer



The final numbers are in - drumroll please............ Friends of Warhorse Karate and the 2012 Washington State Karate Championships raised $6,324.59 for the American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest.


A BIG THANK YOU to everyone that participated and helped put on this awesome event!


Way to Kick against Childhood Cancer!

In it's 6th year, the total raised to support local kids with cancer is $45,251.00! WOW. Thank you everyone at Warhorse who made this possible.

You ALL Rock!

Warhorse Karate Keeps on Giving



Another UNBELIEVABLE offer of generosity and support from Warhorse Karate.


Have you been wanting to try karate lessons? Want to sign your kids up for an awesome program that instills values, discipline, and good character? And help a great cause at the same time?


The perfect opportunity has arrived with this summer special and if you act fast, you can save even more.


Here is what our friends at Warhorse Karate have offerred:

Purchase their summer special through us - 5 weeks or 5 classes for $59.99 - we keep the money!


Contact Warhorse for details - Valley 509-838-KICK, South Hill 509-535-KICK, and Post Falls/Hayden 208-699-6901 - on the specifics of the offer but purchase on-line by clicking here or mail a check to American Childhood Cancer Org INW at P.O. Box 8031 Spokane WA 99203 and learn to kick while kicking against childhood cancer!


This special offer expires July 16th.


But if you buy NOW, before June 25, you will receive $10.00 off- Only $49.99. We can even offer $15.00 off per purchase ($44.99 each) if you buy two or more if you act now. Great time to get the whole family kicking against childhood cancer.


Thanks Warhorse and especially owners Damon and Amanda Tong . We've said it before but we'll say it again.



3rd Annual Childhood Cancer Awareness Walk

August 25 will be here before you know it. Save the date, watch for more details, and

get your walking shoes ready to make a difference! We will be celebrating afterwards again this year with music, a picnic and lots of surprises.


Let's come together and put a face to kids with cancer.

Rare? Hah! 

Childhood cancer is more prevalent in our own backyard than most imagine. Let's do it.


We have lots planned and will have more information at our Summer Party on July 28.


We are very pleased to announce that we will have the Blood mobile at the walk because we literally want your blood and your family, friends, and co-workers! Kids with cancer use A LOT of blood products and this seemed the perfect place to educate and encourage the community to give this most fragile of resouces.


Bring your kids, families, friends, co-workers and let's put a face to local kids with cancer and bring the community together to support them! If you would like to help with planning, please call 509-443-4162



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 Mail: American Childhood Cancer Org Inland NW

P.O. Box 8031

Spokane, WA 99203


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