Spreading Holiday Cheer for WNY Families Impacted by Pediatric Cancer

Parents of kids with cancer must somehow find a way to reconcile “the most wonderful time of the year” with a pediatric cancer diagnosis. Christmas magic comes to life in the most genuine way possible through our Adopt-a-Family program as donors and families are paired to turn wish lists into reality. Every single member of the patient’s immediate family is included as donors shop, wrap and present the perfect gifts to strangers who are transformed instantly into family members of the heart. Due to the overwhelming response of the Western New York community, we have had enough donors to adopt every family fighting pediatric cancer these past several years.

Make a Difference in the Lives of Families Affected by Pediatric Cancer

The P.U.N.T. Foundation is a public charity that relies entirely on individual donations and sponsorships to provide critical support and programs for WNY families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis.

Costs of Cancer

There are almost always hidden costs and challenges associated with a pediatric cancer diagnosis that may not be apparent from the outside looking in. One parent often stops working to help facilitate treatment and an income is instantly gone or wanes. Bills pile up quickly; nearly half of families facing pediatric cancer end up filing for medical bankruptcy.