Counsel Financial employees teamed up this month to help support the Mikey’s Way Foundation, a charity that serves pediatric cancer patients undergoing treatment. Each team was tasked with heading out into the Western New York community to gather donations for the upcoming Drive for Dreams Gala and Golf Tournament to benefit Mikey’s Way, being held this year on August 6 and 7 at Brookfield Country Club. The monetary and in-kind contributions are used towards filling the silent and live auctions for the event, which would not be possible without the generous donations of local companies in the area.
Through the collective effort of all the teams, more than $5,000 was raised with donations continuing to come in daily.
The Drive for Dreams annual benefit is celebrating its eighth year. The gala, held Sunday, August 6, 2017, features high-end silent and live auctions, along with a basket raffle, and comedy by NYC comedian, Chris Monty. The golf tournament, which follows on Monday, August 7, offers the opportunity to play one of WNY’s finest golf courses and a multitude of exciting on-course events and prizes.
The Mikey’s Way Foundation serves pediatric cancer patients and those with other life-threatening illnesses nationwide. It is the goal of the foundation to be able to connect every child with their friends, family and school, enabling them to cope with the periods of separation that they must endure.
The “Mikey’s Way Connection Cart” circles the pediatric floors of the hospitals we serve, giving away all forms of electronics that permit the child to create their own diversion and take their focus off of the suffering they must endure. Every child is allowed to choose the item that they feel will work best for them.
If you’d like to help support Mikey’s Way and pediatric cancer patients, there are a variety of options available. Download a donation commitment form to make an in-kind or monetary donation to the charity, or if you’d like be attend or sponsor the annual benefit, please click here for additional information.