Scholarship applications are at local high schools and are due in
the school office by April 14th. Please be sure to completely
fill out all forms. Club members are needed to review and
evaluate the applications. Please contact President Rose Kinney.
Red Cross Blood Drive: March 30th, 2018 at St Paul's Episcopal Church, 323 Catherine St, Walla Walla, WA 99362
The Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program, KCCP, in support of Kiwanis
Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program in Portland OR., Kiwanis
Children’s Cancer Program in Seattle WA. and the Kiwanis Children’s
Cancer Program in British Columbia and the Yukon, will raise money and
awareness to fight and find the cure for children’s cancer.
The KCCP was founded by Past Governor Frank Morehouse of the Pacific
Northwest District of Kiwanis International in 2010. Past Governor
Frank’s inspiration was a young cancer patient named Penny. Past
Governor Frank worked at the hospital where Penny stayed. Penny was
diagnosed with a brain tumor and would require surgery and radiation
therapy. Penny would visit Past Governor Frank during her hospital stays
and talk about what was happening to her. Penny eventually lost her
battle with cancer. The KCCP is dedicated to Penny’s memory.
The goal of the KCCP is to fund 3 or more Fellowships at the three
hospitals in our district. To achieve this goal we will hold district
fundraisers, seek public donations, corporate sponsors and receive funds
from our clubs in the Pacific Northwest District.
The KCCP is a long term project that we hope to expand to a global
program. Children’s cancer affects many families. Thousands of children
are diagnosed with cancer each year, and with the help of research their
chances of surviving have more than tripled. KCCP hopes to be a part of
finding a cure. Not only will this benefit children it will benefit all
cancer patients worldwide. Remember the research of adult cancers does
nothing to help cure children’s cancer, but the research of children’s
cancers does help find the cure of adult cancers.
“The Pacific Northwest is the beginning. The world is our goal.”