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The mission of The Hailey Bankhead Foundation, INC. is to serve, support and encourage a unique portion of the community, which is affected by childhood cancer. The scope of our clientele is not just children diagnosed with cancer but also their families, friends and their community. Through our foundation, we will be able to address and meet various needs of these individuals and groups, which are many times overlooked. Our motto is, "Together WE are fighting against childhood cancer." Our staff, volunteers and team recognize the special needs and attention required from our clients.
"We have been in their shoes, so we can add extra love and support that others cannot."- Heather Bankhead, Founder/Director, The Hailey Bankhead Foundation, INC
Upon preliminary diagnosis, The Hailey Bankhead Foundation, INC. will offer a personalized care package to VIP families as well as provide guidance to the resources available to make dealing with the diagnosis/transition easier. We will continue our reach supporters by providing online resources, information through social media platforms, monthly newsletters and communications. The Hailey Bankhead Foundation INC’s unique intentions are to continue to keep in close contact and continuing follow up with all our families.
We will also host social and kid centric events including our annual 5K Walk/Run which is just one of the ways we get the community involved in raising awareness. This year we partnered with Clayton County
Police Department to help expand our reach in the local community. We also provided donations to several groups within the metro-Atlanta area that help support the families and further the mission of
childhood cancer awareness. Recipients include: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Radiation Vacation, Camp Sunshine, and Lighthouse Family Retreat.
The goal of the Hailey Bankhead Foundation, INC.’s "A Night Under the Stars" event is to raise money for the foundation to help further the cause of childhood cancer awareness. The monies raised will help fund the 3 rd annual 5K Walk/Run, purchase hats and gifts and have holiday activities for children admitted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) at Egleston AFLAC Cancer Center. If needed, we will assist the families of children admitted to CHOA by purchasing food, parking vouchers and toiletries. Our goal is to raise $4000.00 through donations, sponsors, ticket sales and a silent auction.
This event will benefit Clayton County and the surrounding Metro-Atlanta area by continuing to spread childhood cancer awareness and provide support as well as resources to the parents of newly diagnosed families. Cancer can strike at any time, it does not discriminate or pick and choose, and one of the most painful things for a parent is to have a sick child and feel like there is nothing you can do for their child. Our mission is to let the families know they are not alone.
- HEATHER BANKHEAD
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