Here at Daniel’s Care Van, our mission is “Transporting the Brave.” Getting kids and young adults with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses to and from their appointments is our main initiative, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only thing we care about. We spend a lot of time with our families, and for many, we’re with them from the beginning of treatment and beyond, which can be several years for some kiddos. We get to know these families and we have quickly come to understand that transportation is just one of their many needs.
That’s why we’ve partnered with the Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation and Energy Outreach Colorado to provide our families with more of the resources they need. We are proud to announce our involvement in a collaborative fundraising effort with these organizations called The Challenge 2020. This unique campaign brings our charities together, encouraging people to join in and help provide support for housing, food, utilities, and transportation to those struggling most in our community.
Cancer is not just a physical fight. Financial toxicity is the struggle pay for basic needs, and it is a reality we’ve witnessed first-hand in many of the families we drive.
How the Challenge Works
It’s simple – give $20 and challenge 20. Commit to making a $20 donation between now and November, and then challenge 20 others to join you. Your contribution will help provide housing, utilities, food, and transportation to cancer patients in need. Starting in September, a different charity will be highlighted each month, and we’ll all be pitching in to raise awareness of this unique initiative.
You can learn all you need to know about this collaborative effort and how to join the challenge by visiting our website at https://thechallenge2020.com/. There you’ll find a host of resources including social media images, posts, and press releases as well as a text to donate option to make it as easy as possible to get started.
Now, more than ever, we should be working together for the greater good.