Together We Give - Supporting Cancer Kinship on #GivingTuesday
$8,640 raised
19% of $45k goal
82 contributors
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Thank you for visiting Cancer Kinship's Year-End Campaign Page!

The year 2020 has been quite a year! It presented many unique organizational challenges that tested not only Cancer Kinship's resiliency and grit, but also our clients. Yet, despite these challenges, we have been able to weather the storm, with help from our community, and we are thankful! Community support has empowered us to meet the needs of the cancer community and through the use of technology, we are positioned and eager to grow. 

Why we need your help:  As the impact of the pandemic continues, calls keep coming in from cancer patients in need of guidance and support as they navigate complex social services systems to meet their basic needs. Requests have increased for rental and utility assistance, groceries, medical insurance, physician referrals and emotional support for not only the patient, but for family members experiencing heightened levels of distress, fear and depressive symptoms. The need for Cancer Kinship's Resource Navigation services have grown, but in order to effectively meet the growing needs of the cancer community, we need to increase our capacity. With help from our community, together, we can sustain our organizational and programmatic growth.

We are in the home stretch! As we move into the last month of the year, we are leaning on our community, once more, to help us raise much-needed funds that will enable us to move our mission forward. The needs of the cancer community continue to grow and we need your help.

Giving Tuesday Goals

We have raised nearly 20% of our $45,000 year-end goal and we are aiming to reach 30% ($4,960) on Giving Tuesday.

 

Giving Back on Giving Tuesday: Every Act of Generosity Counts

How You Can Help


Help Us Spread the Word About CK

  • Have you "Liked" or "Subscribed" to our Social Pages (FB, IG, LI, YouTube)? Visit our Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube Channel - Like, Follow and Subscribe.
  • Share our page(s) and ask your friends to "Like" "Follow" or "Subscribe".

  Have Fun On Giving Tuesday While Supporting CK

  • Watch Brave, Bold & Boundless On Demand: Did you miss our fashion show video premier last month? Cancer Kinship's Virtual Fashion Show, which features 8 courageous cancer survivor models in an exciting fashion experience is available on-demand: Purchase your on-demand access here ($35).
  • LOL for CK - Virtual Comedy Show: Ustreat and Unity Values are coming together to produce a live comedy show benefiting Cancer Kinship with comedians from Netflix and Comedy Central. Click here to learn more and to buy a ticket! 80% of ticket sales will be donated to Cancer Kinship. (Donations start at $5)
  • Eat, Drink Do Some Good @ Rock & Brews in Tustin: COVID-safe patio dining and take-out options are available. 20% of the day's sales will be donated to Cancer Kinship. Flyer must be presented. Download flyer here.

Donate

  • One-time donation - Click on the "donate" button on this page to view the various giving levels options.  
  • Recurring monthly donations: Please visit our website's donate page to set up your monthly gift.
  • Mail a Check: Checks may be mailed to our finance office at:

Cancer Kinship c/o OneOC
1901 E. Fourth Street, Ste. 100
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Thanks, in advance, for your consideration!

 

Other Ways You Can Help: Do you need a fun idea for a holiday party? 

Host a Fashion Show Viewing Party - Building Community Through a Fashion Experience

To support our fund and awareness-raising efforts, we created a virtual fashion show experience for the community. How it works:

  • Our virtual show is a pre-recorded 45-minute event that showcases the stories of 8 courageous cancer survivor models.
  • This event is donation-based and donation amounts are based on number of guests. 100% of the donation is tax deductible. See pricing options on the right of this page. 
  • Cancer Kinship will host on the event using Zoom technology for groups as large as 300. 
  • The event will be scheduled in 2.5 hour blocks. Hour 1: Virtual ballroom opens for social hour, countdown to fashion show. Hour 2: Fashion Show & mini-wrap party after the show. 
  • We will provide graphics (online post/invitation) and will use your branding in the design. You are welcome to share on your social media or digital marketing. 
  • We will post on your viewing party in our social media to add visibility to your company/community group (if approved). 
  • Our event is interactive:
    • Our Zoom event will allow attendees to see each other, interact via chat and during the event, attendees are encouraged to use the reaction buttons to comment on the show.
    • Cancer Kinship's Executive Director, Yoli Origel, is available to serve as the event host/co-host and will greet attendees, will help engage the audience and will provide a brief intro to Cancer Kinship. 

Interested in hosting a viewing party? Let's chat! Click here to complete our fashion show viewing party interest form and we will contact you to discuss group size and look at potential dates. 

Thank you for your consideration and support! To learn more about Cancer Kinship, please visit our website at www.cancerkinship.org and by following us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube).

ABOUT THE FASHION SHOW

Our fashion show, "Brave, Bold & Boundless" is mission-aligned and designed to build community while empowering cancer patients through a fashion experience. Our fashion show features eight courageous cancer warrior who participated as models for the show. 

Empowerment through a Fashion Experience - In preparation for the show, we engaged our models in various empowerment activities and workshops that were designed to create human connections, build their confidence and boost self-esteem. Activities included our model orientation that facilitated introductions where the participants had an opportunity to meet each other, share their cancer stories and connect with fellow survivors. Our models worked with our volunteer fashion show consultant who assisted with hair and makeup coaching, runway walking, and fashion selections. 

Virtual Fashion Show Details - Unlike traditional fashion shows, the fashions were showcased in a COVID-safe environment: from the comfort of our models' homes. All outfits were selected from their own wardrobes. The highlight of the show was not the fashions, but the celebration of life through a fashion experience that showcased our models' resiliency and grit. Videos were captured throughout the entire experience and were stitched together in a high-energy virtual fashion show event format that viewers can now enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. This event helps build community while celebrating life.

By watching the show, you will learn about Cancer Kinship's mission and goals, will "meet" the models during their model introductions, and you will enjoy a fun fashion experience set to exciting and upbeat music and a virtual runway from the safety of our model's homes. You will get a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of what it took to pull together this event! Lastly, you will learn how to get involved with Cancer Kinship as we close the night with a message of gratitude and inspiration for the community. We hope you can join us by checking out the various viewing options!

Cancer Kinship is a community initiative sponsored by OneOC, an IRS recognized 501c3 public charity under tax ID #95-2021700. All donations, including ticket and virtual table purchased, are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. All contributions secured on this platform will receive an immediate gift acknowledgement by email. For donations over $250, Cancer Kinship's fiscal sponsor, OneOC, will provide a gift acknowledgement. Credit card charges will list OneOC as the recipient of your sponsorship. Please call 714-953-5757 or email accounting@oneoc.org to reach OneOC’s Finance Department. 

For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Yoli Origel, Executive Director at 714-592-1625 or yorigel@cancerkinship.org. On behalf of our clients and cancer community we serve, thank you for supporting Cancer Kinship. Together we are transforming fear into hope!

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Cancer is scary. Your life doesn't have to be.

ABOUT CANCER KINSHIP - Our mission is to empower cancer patients to confidently face the disease through peer mentorship, survivor empowerment & education, socialization and resource navigation provided by caring and compassionate volunteers and staff. Our programs alleviate distress and isolation, and address many mental health challenges experienced by cancer patients and survivors. We offer practical tools, tips and knowledge to help our participants cope, not only with their diagnosis, treatments, and surgeries, but also with the extreme isolation and increased fear due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can learn more about Cancer Kinship's programs here.

CANCER & COVID - As we continue to adjust and cope with the impact of COVID-19, one thing continues to ring true for us at Cancer Kinship: Cancer Does Not Care About COVID-19 ! Many patients are still hearing the words, “ You have cancer,” while attending doctor appointments alone and going to chemotherapy, radiation, and surgeries without much-needed support due to continued social distancing requirements. The impact on long-term impact of COVID-19 for the cancer community is yet to be seen, but the inequalities of the pandemic are coming to light every single day. Questions are unanswered, fear continues to rise, and hope seems far away.

COVID RESPONSE BY CANCER KINSHIP - While the out pour of community support is primarily focused on greatly needed safety net programs that address food insecurity and housing crises, and with the recent shift to social justice and environment, we at Cancer Kinship have continued to move our mission forward despite recent financial challenges due to cancelled in-person grassroots fundraising events and redirected grant funding. We are grateful for the support we received from our close network through social media fundraising campaigns and personal gifts from our Executive Advisory Council and community members. Their support helped us remain fiscally strong, thereby empowering us to reach important organizational milestones amid the pandemic.

We are proud to share that we transitioned 100% of our programs online and through the use of technology, we connect with patients who are experiencing extreme isolation as social distancing continues. Additionally, the community partnerships we've secured since Cancer Kinship launched in November 2018, has allowed us to successfully connecting the cancer community with resources they need to put food on their tables, pay their rent and mortgages, navigate through a job and medical insurance losses, access professional mental health services, and so much more. We are breaking geographic barriers with virtual services as we continue to reach patients and survivors from across the nation from our home base in Southern California. We are thankful for the many silver linings we've experienced throughout the last six months, but our work is not done!

HOW YOU CAN HELP - As the needs of the cancer community continue to grow, Cancer Kinship continues to adapt and grow to meet their growing needs. We need your help to keep us on a solid financial footing that will enable us to keep doing our important. As we move into the final stretch of 2020, we are asking our community members to join forces with Cancer Kinship by helping to spread the word about our programs and with your financial support. Our hope is that this event will serve as a catalyst for our program expansion to reach even more patients who need us now more than ever before. We are committed to making this fashion show not just a fun and unique virtual experience that brings the community together, but also the most successful fundraising event to date!

Let's join forces and transform fear into hope!

Cancer Kinship is a community initiative sponsored by OneOC, an IRS recognized 501c3 public charity under tax ID #95-2021700. All donations, including ticket and virtual table purchased, are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. All contributions secured on this platform will receive an immediate gift acknowledgement by email. For donations over $250, Cancer Kinship's fiscal sponsor, OneOC, will provide a gift acknowledgement. Credit card charges will list OneOC as the recipient of your sponsorship. Please call 714-953-5757 or email accounting@oneoc.org to reach OneOC’s Finance Department.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here to learn more. Please contact Yoli Origel, Executive Director at 714-592-1625 or yorigel@cancerkinship.org should you have any questions. On behalf of our clients and cancer community we serve, thank you, in advance, for your consideration.

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$35 USD
Watch the Show On-Demand
View our fashion show from the comfort of your own home! After purchasing, you will receive a link to stream the video at your convenience. This can be a perfect holiday gift to share with a loved one.

Your purchase is considered a donation and is 100% tax deductible. You will receive a tax donation receipt upon submission of your payment.
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$575 USD
Host a private party for 25 - Select your own date
Host your own private fashion show viewing party on a day of your choice!* Invite your friends and family, your employees or co-workers, your service club or church, or any other community group. *Subject to availability through December 31st for groups up to 25. You will be contacted by Cancer Kinship to reserve a date.

Your purchase is considered a donation and is 100% tax deductible. You will receive a tax donation receipt upon submission of your payment.
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$750 USD
Host a private party for 50 - Select your own date
Host your own private fashion show viewing party on a day of your choice!* Invite your friends and family, your employees or co-workers, your service club or church, or any other community group. *Subject to availability through December 31st for groups up to 50 (@$15/pp). You will be contacted by Cancer Kinship to reserve a date.

Your purchase is considered a donation and is 100% tax deductible. You will receive a tax donation receipt upon submission of your payment.
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$1,000 USD
A Private Party for 100 - Select your own date
Host your own private fashion show viewing party on a day of your choice!* Invite your friends and family, your employees or co-workers, your service club or church, or any other community group. *Subject to availability through December 31st for groups up to 100 (@$10/pp). You will be contacted by Cancer Kinship to reserve a date.

Your purchase is considered a donation and is 100% tax deductible. You will receive a tax donation receipt upon submission of your payment.
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$2,500 USD
Price is negotiable based on # of attendees.
For groups larger than 100, let's chat to explore the details of this event. Subject to availability through December 31st for groups up to 300. You will be contacted by Cancer Kinship to discuss pricing, custom co-branding options to promote this event in the community. Thanks for your consideration!

Your purchase is considered a donation and is 100% tax deductible. You will receive a tax donation receipt upon submission of your payment.
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Buy a Virtual Table for 5 for event day 10/24
$300 USD
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$500 USD
Buy a Virtual Table for 25 for Event Day 10/24
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