Imagine a place
where children with cancer can be treated in a setting
close to home but far removed from their disease
where the atmosphere is
cheerful and uplifting, where the smiles are plenty and the powers of hope and
healing are everywhere. Imagine a place where the attitude is healthy
so are the spirits of the children who are welcomed there. This is the mission
of the Kids Against Cancer Recreation and Treatment Center
Planned to be located in a picturesque New York City setting, the KAC Center is
based on the concept of healing from the outside in. Because children have a tremendous
capacity for courage, hope, and simply having fun, cutting-edge medical treatment
will be provided in a setting as warm and inviting as the neighborhood playground.
The treatment center will provide the best health care and technology available
while the recreational center will provide a place for the children to be children,
even as they are confronted with the fight of their lives.
We hope one day to free all children from cancer
much work is being done
to achieve this ultimate goal. Meanwhile, the most we can do is love them and
teach them how to turn their sorrow into hope and their fears into laughter. If
we can instill a healthy attitude during a time of illness, we can give them the
power to overcome this disease. After all, they are our future.