Wednesday Sep 01 2010
The Fountains partners for childhood cancer fundraiser
The Fountains will offer opportunities for customers to donate to Keaton Raphael Memorial during September
Childhood cancer affects more than 12,000 children every year in the United States. About 3,000 of these kids diagnosed each year will not survive. But these numbers actually extend much wider, encompassing thousands of parents, siblings and friends who are also impacted by this devastating disease. The Keaton Raphael Memorial provides informational, emotional and financial support to families hit by childhood cancer. The Roseville-based nonprofit organization also raises money for research. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and The Fountains at Roseville is once again helping raise funds for the Keaton Raphael Memorial. Throughout the month, The Fountains and several of its retailers and event sponsors, will offer opportunities for customers to donate to this cause. “We are thrilled to be able to partner with the Keaton Raphael Memorial again this year to support them in their effort to raise awareness and funds during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month,” said Fountains General Manager Gloria Wright in a press release. “We are dedicated to supporting causes that help children in our community. We are honored to be able to share our resources and support them.” Keaton Raphael Memorial Executive Director Robyn Raphael said the organization’s objective during September is to spotlight childhood cancer issues, raise awareness and stimulate community action. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush declared September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 1990. In 2008, then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton declared a National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day, which falls on Sept. 13. ~ Sena Christian ---------- Fountains at Roseville’s Guest Services desk will be the hub for the Keaton Raphael Memorial (KRM) September fundraiser. Guest Services will assist with: · Accepting donations and providing donors with KRM “Caring Cards” · For every donation made, donors can enter to win a $50 Fountains gift card · Donation collections will take place at First Friday, Sept. 3 and each Concert Series Night through Saturday, Sept. 11 · Fountains is donating all coins from the main show fountain during September Current planned events: All month — Whole Foods Market is collecting nickels in KRM’s honor for every bag brought in during a grocery purchase. Pick KRM as your charity of choice. 6–9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 — At the First Friday event, kick-off childhood cancer awareness month by visiting KRM information booth and create a HOPE bracelet for a donation. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 — Dine in for lunch at Boudin’s Bakery and KRM will receive a percentage of dine-in sales. All day Tuesday, Sept.14 — The Counter will donate 10 percent of proceeds to KRM when guests mention the fundraiser. 7–9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 — At the final Summer Concert, Fountains will present a check to KRM for all the donations given through September and from the coins collected from the center fountain.