Pre-Teens Raise Money for Cancer Fund
Photo: Gigi, Bailey, Benjamin, and Bennett present a check to the staff from the Stevens Point Cancer Center: A partnership between Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital. (Contributed photo)
For the City-Times
For the second year Bailey Wunrow, 12, Benjamin Wunrow, 8, and their friends 11 year-old Bennett Wendorf and Gigi Diekelman, 12, each with family members affected by cancer, raised money for Saint Michael’s Foundation’s Oncology Fund through the sale of their homemade sun catchers.
“My grandfather passed away from cancer. So we wanted to do something that helped others who are going through cancer,” shared Bailey.
Last year the youth sold their art pieces for one dollar and raised a total of $106; and gifted all of the money to the Foundation in honor of their families. This year they sold their own sun catcher creations, carefully choosing colors that represented various forms of cancer such as pink for breast cancer.
“These children are incredibly inspiring, and extremely creative. They are raising money to make a difference for a cause that is close to their heart, and that is at the very core of philanthropy,” shared Angie Heuck, Foundation Director.
Saint Michael’s Foundation raises funds for programs and services geared to enhance the quality of health care services for patients and families served by Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital and Ministry Medical Group. Funds are used to establish new programs and initiatives, purchase clinical equipment and provide health-related educational support.