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August 2013
In this issue:
Hospital Lunch - Last Thursday of the Month (Next: Aug 29)
Thank you to our May, June, and July sponsors: Europa Restaurant and Bakery, Rocky Rococos Pizza and Pasta, and Lindamans - be sure to thank them when you stop in.
August 16 - Spokane Indians ACCOIN Group Night - Limited Free family tickets available (1st come basis)
August 22 - Adult Survivor Group
Sept 19 - Hope is Golden Talent Show at the Mirabeau Park Hotel (Table Captain Openings)
Sept 29 - (Tentative) Childhood Cancer Awareness Vigil
In Loving Memory
Our hearts and prayers go out to all families struggling with the loss of their child.
Sadly we say goodbye to Sierra who passed on June 24. Sierra was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in March of 2012. Sierra will be remembered for her infectious smile and loving heart. Our thoughts are with her family during the days ahead. 
Golden Heart Award

Congratulation to Eric Miller, RN for winning our first-ever Golden Heart Award. This award is representative of all of the outstanding caregivers who go above and beyond any job description to make the road a bit easier for kids and families.
Thank you to all who nominated those caregivers who touched your lives so significantly ~ they all are deserving and share in this award.
If you would like to nominate someone for next year, email We can start collecting now!
Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer
  July Meeting was cancelled.

 Our next meeting is August 22nd
Watch your emails and Facebook for more information.
Spokane Indians Group Night

We have two group nights with the Spokane Indians. Let other know that if they purchase tickets through this link, we will receive $1 per ticket sold. August 2nd and August 16th.
We also have free tickets for families available for August 16th.
Email if you would like tickets.
Nutrition Corner

Send us your favorite recipe to share.
Help us increase our Facebook "Likes." If you have not already done so, please add our page and share with your friends. 
Extending our Hand to New Families

We extend our hand and support to all families who have heard the words, "your child has cancer."

Rextyn, 7, was diagnosed in April with ALL ~Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  From Tekoa, WA he has two brothers and one sister.  He loves wrestling, camping, football, and mini action figures.
From Moscow, ID, Chase was diagnosed in February with an Astrocytoma Brain Tumor.  He is 9 years old and has two brothers and one sister.  Chase loves fishing, video games, biking, and monster trucks.  He also loves football and his favorite team is the San Diego Chargers.
At the age of 2, Madeline was diagnosed with an Ependymoma in March.  From Idaho, she loves pink, princesses, and accessories. 
From Libby, MT, Zachary was diagnosed with a brain tumor in December.  He is 11 years old and has a brother and a sister.  He loves fishing, video games, and Captain America.
Kramer is 15 and was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in February.  From Idaho, he was two brothers and one sister.  He loves long boarding, video games, and sports.  His favorite teams are the Seahawks and the Chicago Bears. 
Aleisa is one year old and was diagnosed in May with Neuroblastoma.  She comes from Missoula and loves to play with her brother and sister.  She loves her stuffed animals, music, and climbing.
John from Moses Lake, WA was diagnosed with Leukemia in May.  He loves motorcycles, cars, Spiderman, and Spongebob.
From Richland, two year old Joshua was diagnosed with Leukemia in May.  He has two brothers and one sister whom he enjoys playing with.  Joshua also loves music.
Twelve year old Logan was diagnosed in June with a Desmoplastic small round cell tumor.  From Spokane Valley, he loves outdoor activities such as camping, hunting, and fishing.  He has one brother and one sister and plays baseball.
At seven months, Ellen was diagnosed with a Wilms Tumor.  From Newport, Washington, Ellen has an older brother and sister.  She loves Disney.
Ximena is almost 5 and was diagnosed with Leukemia in June.  She loves princess movies and barbies.  Ximena has one younger brother and they are from Mattawa, WA. 
Brodie, eight months, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Horners Syndrome in May.  He is from Idaho. 
Almost 13, Andrea was originally diagnosed with a Brain Stem Tumor in 2008 and is back in treatment after a reoccurrence.  She loves to read and has two older brothers and one older sister.
Madison recently joined our group after being treated for a Stage IV Neuroblastoma in 1999.
Four year old Hunter was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in July. Hunter is from Spokane and likes Thomas the Train, Ligthing McQueen and Mater.
For assistance, please stop by our office, call 509-474-2759 or 509-443-4162, or email:
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we want to Paint the Town Gold!
Click here or on the banner to see what we have planned and how you can help spread the word!
Family Night at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Next Meeting
Wednesday August 14
Parents Group will have a speaker:
Mary Marshall, CTR, has been working in the Oncology profession for over 20 years.  As a medical abstractor she collects, deciphers, and documents cancer information to be used by physicians, research, hospitals, and other health care agencies to fight against cancer.    The collection of data has established treatment guidelines and standards, screening recommendations and provided better disease statistics.
The August 14, 2013 presentation will include:
  • ·         A brief history of the disease of cancer
  • ·         Treatment:  Past and Present
  • ·         The role of the cancer registry
  • ·         Learn who is involved in a patients care
  • ·         Programs that guide the quality of care for patients
  • ·         What is patient centered care?
  • ·         Defeating Disease with Data
  • ·         Cancer in the United States - Statistics
  • ·         Differences between Adult and Pediatric Cancer
  •       Treatment Update
Please RSVP by Monday August 12
(it helps to plan food and rooms)
or 509-474-2759
Summer Party was Lots of Fun!
Thanks to everyone who attended the summer party. It was great fun at Splashdown Family Waterpark and the food, provided by Texas Roadhouse, was fantastic! Be sure to say thanks if you are in visiting them.
Mark your calendar for the last Saturday in July next year.
Check out more great photos, thanks to Marie-Dominique Verdier Photography (Do) on our Facebook Page Photos.

Member News
Clayton Schneider Foundation Walk for Childhood Cancer Awareness.
For more information, contact Shelly Schneider at or call 509-723-7765
American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest • PO Box 8031 • Spokane • WA • 99203
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