Toy drive for pediatric cancer support Oct. 25

On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Amazing Grace Foundation will be hosting its ninth annual Toy Drive in memory of Grace Enovitch. The Toy Drive will run from noon to 2 p.m. at Bay Middle School, 27725 Wolf Road. New toys, books, and art supplies are being collected to benefit pediatric cancer patients and their families. There will also be Amazing Grace T-shirts for sale. 

The Amazing Grace Foundation was created in honor of Grace Enovitch, who lost her battle with Neuroblastoma, a type of pediatric cancer, in 2006. The Foundation provides support to children with pediatric cancer and their families with gifts of toys, books and art supplies and by providing care packages to families which include gas and food gift cards to use while their child is in treatment. 

The battle against cancer is long and hard. It can devastate families physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. Treatments can span many years, and sometimes families must travel to other cities to find the best care for their child. The Amazing Grace Foundation uses the donations from the Toy Drive to help ease the burden of pediatric cancer on families, and provide some joy to children while they are going through treatment. 

The Foundation’s toy drives have collected more than 5,000 toys, books and art supplies in the past eight years. The items are then donated to the Pediatric Cancer Department at the Cleveland Clinic, Ronald McDonald House, Give Kids the World Village and several other area hospitals.

If you are unable to make the toy drive, donations can be mailed to the Amazing Grace Foundation, P.O. Box 40151, Bay Village, Ohio, 44140.    

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