North Notes
Spokane-North Rotary Club Bulletin
Aug 2, 2021
August 9: Rotary lunch, noon. – no scheduled speaker – Member Fellowship
August 16: 11:45 a.m.  Rotary project and lunch at Holmes Elementary for resupplying cabinet items (pencils, pens, crayons, etc.).  Pizza lunch follows.
August 23: Rotary lunch, noon. Speaker: Chris Cargill, Washington Policy Center.
August 30: Rotary lunch, noon. Speakers: Classification talks – “the Ron (Schurra) and Ron (Noble) Show!”
             Sandy Fink, coordinator for the Aug. 16 Holmes field trip and asked folk to be at Holmes at 11:45am.
 Happy Buck$:
            Steve Bergman shared that he was happy to have his son who is serving in the military come home for a surprise visit!
            Eric Johnson shared that he was proud of his daughter’s recent athletic success!
Childhood Cancer and Local Support Organization
            Each year in the U.S. approximately 15, 580 children are diagnosed with cancer.
            Leslie Woodfill, executive director of the American Childhood Cancer Organization of the Inland Northwest. joined us to share information about this local support group for families experiencing childhood cancer.
This is an independent local affiliate of the American Childhood Cancer Organization. Local affiliates across the country, like ACCO of the Inland Northwest, provide direct support for kids with cancer and their families through very practical and hands on means.
            We remain committed to our founding principles of being a voice for parents and kids. We are there with new patient information, experience, emotional support, financial assistance, respite, toys, and many other programs and services to ensure that kids don’t fight cancer alone. 
            American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest’s unique mission is to help each family cope with life during childhood cancer treatments and rebuild their lives after cancer from the experienced perspective of those who have been there before. Your donations will enhance the lives of children with cancer and their families. You will be providing emotional and practical support, education, patient advocacy, and the assurance that no child or family will have to fight cancer alone.
            Our Mission Statement:  “To educate, support, serve, and advocate for families of children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer, and the professionals who care for them.”
We serve all children diagnosed with cancer from Eastern Washington and those traveling to Spokane, Washington from North Idaho and Western Montana for treatment. Funds raised locally remain in our communities to help children with cancer in the Inland Northwest.
…because kids can’t fight cancer alone!!!
            New Patient Bags are given at diagnosis: Included in each rolling travel bag (that can be used for frequent hospital visits) is:
                        Information about childhood cancer – books, journals, and a binder full of tips from 30 years of parents’ experience
                        Toiletry items- shampoo, soap, lip balm, hand lotion, soft tissues, hand sanitizer, q-tips, etc.
                        Essentials that have been requested over the years by parents/families/hospital staff – pill organizers, pill crushers, thermometers, wet wipes, pens, post-it notes, highlighters, etc.
                        Etch-a-sketch, pillow pet, blanket, age-appropriate additional toys (camps and non-flu season).
                        Amazon Fire Tablets

UPCOMING EVENT:  LIGHT THE WAY ANNUAL EVENT:   September 25th, 2021This event will be an online auction this year. We are currently looking for sponsors, silent auction donations, volunteers and virtual table captains.

Editor:  Sandy Fink