Sixty courageous moms of childhood cancer warriors were given the star treatment at Islamorada, Florida, as Fighting All Monsters (FAM) takes a different approach in the nonprofit world.
“Instead of throwing a big fancy gala for the donors to enjoy the finer things, we did it with the actual participants,” a representative of the organization said. “FAM is already taking quality support to families of children facing life-threatening challenges to a different level with childhood cancer retreats.”
FAM, founded by Milk Tyson, had flown 60 moms from 30 states across the United States to Islamorada, Florida in the keys free of charge. They were provided six waterfront mansions by Keys Ocean Views, had private chefs for all catered meals, shows, fireworks, 24-hour beach massages, pedicures, manicures, facials, and waxing.
As the organization ramps up its war on childhood cancer, FAM stressed that being a nonprofit disrupter means doing things differently and becoming more aggressive and accessible to a broader group of people.
“Rather than a luxurious gala, FAM takes a different approach by letting mothers – who have been through the most challenging times as they guide their kids battling life-threatening challenges — be given some star treatment and pampering,” the representative said.
Focusing on the parents, FAM adds, means thanking those who have stood behind their children bravely fighting these monsters.
“Most of the nicest events organized by nonprofits are for the donors. We want to build ours differently. Being a cancer mom is the hardest thing in the world. If we can help them unload some of the emotional difficulties for even just a short time, we’re happy to be of service,” the representative added.
During the moms’ retreat, participants were able to share their battles and childhood cancer stories with others, allowing them to build a strong support group.
Liz, a mom of a kid battling leukemia, said she felt relieved after knowing that her child will mark her first year in remission.
“My child did incredibly well through the treatment. She kept all of her milestones. All of her physical therapists, occupational therapists were impressed,” she shared, as she expressed hope that every mom facing the same challenges she did would finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
FAM also organized a special lantern release night which it dubbed “Letters to Heaven,” where moms who lost their children wrote notes on Chinese lanterns and released them to heaven.
As among the leading childhood cancer foundations, FAM has led the way in easing the multifaceted and unique burdens of families facing monsters.
Whether it’s a dream fulfillment for children in treatment, bill assistance, gift-giving, community building, or bereavement support for families, FAM said it strives to elicit some happiness and relief in the midst of dark times.
FAM announced that a dad’s retreat is also in the pipeline in a bid to honor fathers standing on the frontline to help and guide their kids facing life-threatening trials.
Those who want to help FAM in its mission to bring quality support to families can check out its website to learn more.
Company Name: Fighting All Monsters
Contact Person: Nikita
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Phone: (800) 278-8581
Address:2045 Biscayne Blvd #181
State: FL 33137
Country: United States