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May 2014 Member News and Information
In this issue:
Last Thursday of the Month - Hospital Support Lunch.  Thank you Brickhouse Massage and Coffee Bar! Thank you to our March and April lunch sponsor Longhorn BBQ and Sala Thai. Be sure to thank them when you stop in
July 9 - Family Support Night
August 23 - Summer Party - Save the Date
September 13Hope Run - Save the Date
September 18 - Hope is Golden Luncheon - SAVE THE DATE
December 6 - Holiday Party - SAVE THE DATE
Golden Heart Award 2014

Thank you to everyone who voted. We know how tough it is.
Congratulations to Maggie Rowe, MSW, CCLS, our 2014 Golden Heart Recipient.
This award is representative of ALL the outstanding individuals who go above and beyond to care for our children.

Thank you to our Golden Heart Award Partner:
Family Support Night
2014 Family Support Night
Monthly 2nd Wednesday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Next Meeting
July 9, 2014

Please RSVP to Denise Caldewell at
Member News
Are you having a fundraiser for your family? Do you have any special news you would like to share? Send an email to and we'll help spread the word.
Childhood Cancer Action Days 2014
JUNE 23-24, 2014

The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO), a member of the Alliance for Childhood Cancer, is pleased to announce that registration for this year's Childhood Cancer Action Day in Washington, DC is now open.
Click here to visit the registration page and learn more about the event.
Once again, organizational members of the Alliance for Childhood Cancer will host a two-day event that includes issues and advocacy training, and pre-arranged Capitol Hill visits with Congressional Representatives and their staff. The Alliance goal is to provide the childhood cancer community - parents, children, healthcare professionals and others with the opportunity to visit their Representatives on Capitol Hill and advocate for the important childhood cancer issues currently before Congress.
Registration is limited to 150 participants. Please register today.
On behalf of the American Childhood Cancer Organization and the Alliance for Childhood Cancer, we look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC in June.
If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Hoffman, ACCO's Executive Director at:
If you would like us to hand-carry your story, please email it to: by June 20, 2014
In Loving Memory
Our hearts and prayers go out to all families struggling with the loss of their child.
Please keep these families in your hearts during the difficult days ahead. 
Camps for Bereaved Children:
Parker’s Place, Camp Lutherhaven, Coeur d’Alene, ID: Family camp for families who have who have lost a child to chronic illness or tragedy. (Entire family attends the camp) - See more information about Parker's Place in this newsletter.
Camp Chmepa, Hospice of Spokane, July 25-27, 2014 at Camp Lutherhaven, ages 7-15 Call Phone (509) 456-0438 for registration and more information.
Camp Amanda, Walla Walla Community Hospice, 509-525-5561 or
For children in Idaho: Camp Kanisksu, North Idaho Hospice, July 11-13, 2014 at Camp Lutherhaven, ages 6-15 yrs old. Their brochure is not out yet but if you have questions you can call Mary Lenox at 208-209-6227.
Parker's Place for Bereaved Families

DATE: July 3rd - 6th 
LOCATION: Camp Lutherhaven Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Discounted cost to qualifying families: $30 per person. Registration fees can be waived for new qualifying families if cost is a barrier to attending this healing camp.
Reserve your space today by contacting Sarah Brown at or calling Sarah at 509-557-9337.
Light the Way Dinner and Auction
Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated, and attended our event on May 30, 2014. We raised nearly $82,000.00 that will go a long way to help fund our programs and services.
Keep up to date on what is happening.
Please share with your friends. 
We also have a closed group for families - ACCOIN Families and Survivors
Extending our Hand to New Families

We extend our hand and support to all families who have heard the words, "your child has cancer."
Washington New Diagnosis/Members:
Emily is  7 years old and was diagnosed with ALL in January.

Three year old Elias was diagnosed with  Pre-B ALL in January

Gracie is 2 and was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma in January

Twelve-year-old  Konnor was diagnosed with ALL in April.

Kaiden is six and was diagnosed with Pre B Cell ALL in April
Audrey is four and was diagnosed with  Medulloblastoma last August

Seven-year-old Elouise was diagnosed with a Yolk Sac Germ Tumor in March

Jaxon, at under a year old was diagnosed with  Neuroblastoma in April

Patrick is 18 and was diagnosed with ALL in May

Six-year-old  Ethan was diagnosed with  Medulloblastoma in April

Ryan is 15 and AML relapsed with AML in May after an initial diagnosis in 2013.

Nine-year-old Michael was diagnosed with a Brain Tumor in 2011 and joined our group this past May.

Izabella, 8, was diagnosed with Undifferentiated Lymphoma in May.

Kadie is 4 and was diagnosed with ALL in May.

Fourteen-year-old Abigail was diagnosed with AT/RT brain tumor in May.
Idaho New Diagnosis/Members:
Sameul is 17 and was diagnosed with Anaplastic Astrocytoma last July and joined our group this past December

Austin  is 19 and was diagnosed with  Hodgkins Lymphoma in late December.

Five year old  David was diagnosed with  AT/RT Brain Cancer  in December.

Montana New Diagnosis/Members:
Aedan is 5 and was diagnosed with ICH-Langerhons cell histiocytosis this past February and joined our group in May.

Three-year-old Lauren Dawn was diagnosed with a sarcoma in April.
To these children/young adults and their families along with those who chose not to be listed, know that you are not alone. 
For assistance, please stop by our office, call 509-474-2759 or 509-443-4162, or email:
Ride for Life  and Carnival for ACCOIN Families - PLEASE BE SURE TO RSVP

Ride for Life
"For 14 years Ride for Life has been a premier biker event, this year benefiting the American Childhood Cancer Organization, all monies stay local to help kids who are battling cancer. "
Come join us!

Choose a starting point and meet July 19th at 9am!

1. Lawrence's Motorcycles

2. Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson


4. Renegade Classics Spokane

5. Cruisers Bar & Grill

Carnival at Curley's Hauser Junction starting at 12:30pm for ACCOIN families (Carnival for families is 10 -2)

Looking forward to food, music, prizes, and more!

Our First-EVER Family Day Camp was a great success! Thank you to everyone who made the day so fun.
We are planning our next camp - watch for more information.
Any questions and to obtain a registration form, contact Marigold at (509) 928-3782 OR (509)993-0782 E-mails are welcome too at
Canines vs Cancer
Check out the first-ever Canines vs Cancer!
Fred Meyer Community Benefits
Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest at
You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 93515
American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest • PO Box 8031 • Spokane • WA • 99203
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