In July 2018, the 12 Oaks Foundation joined forces with Cal’s Angels as one of the programs available to assist families dealing with pediatric cancer.
Cal’s Angels was founded in 2007 after Cal Sutter lost his battle with acute myelogenous leukemia at the age of 13, while the 12 Oaks Foundation was founded in 2010 after Matt Hupp lost his battle with Burkitt’s lymphoma, also at the young age of 13.
When a child is fighting cancer, the entire family is impacted. This partnership will help reach a common goal that goes beyond their individual mission statements to ensure the siblings are never forgotten. The 12 Oaks Sibling Assistance Program, under the Cal’s Angels umbrella of programs, will continue with the original mission to help relieve the financial burden of sports and extracurricular activities for a child and/or their sibling(s).
Our mission of granting wishes, raising awareness and funding research to help kids fighting cancer will remain the same, however, this union will help extend the reach of support to many more children battling cancer as well as their siblings. In addition, this alliance will help bring awareness of pediatric cancer into a broader geographical area.
We are proud to carry on the legacy of these two amazing boys to help children fighting cancer and their families.
Because we have lived the battle with pediatric cancer, we understand what these families are going through. The help that we provide these families through our programs is a great resource when they need it the most. We would not be able to continue helping siblings without support from amazing people like you. Learn more about how you can get involved here.