Shane’s Future Days is a 501(c)(3) volunteer non-profit foundation whose mission is to raise awareness, research funds and assist families currently battling alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma and other high risk childhood cancers. EIN: 47-2556395
September is childhood cancer awareness month. We decided it is the perfect time to host our first in person fundraising event in two years!
Bowl Over Childhood cancer is on September 24, 2022 from 1-5pm at South Bowl!
Ticket prices are $50 for adults and $25 for kids. The price includes: bowling, shoe rental, non alcoholic drinks and food. Raffle baskets and silent auction too!
We also have a lane sponsorship opportunity. The cost is $500. Your name or logo will be featured during the entire event above your lane and on the lane screen. Additionally, your name and logo will be mentioned on our website and social media outlets.
Purchase your tickets and sponsorships below!
Proceeds from this event will go towards our “Shane’s Beats from the Heart” bereavement project in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Palliative care team.
South Bowl is a “STRIKINGLY DIFFERENT” bowling experience!
Our event will be held in their downstairs, private billiard room, pizza cafe and the yard.
Downstairs area: 16 bowling lanes, bar, arcade games
Private billiard room: 6 bowling lanes, billiard tables and arcade games
The Yard: slow and fast pitch batting cages, two 40 foot bocce courts, shuffleboard, horseshoes, an outdoor arcade with billiards, an outdoor bar and lounge,
On July 2, 2022, Chase and Ella held their 6th annual LemonAID stand in Ventnor, NJ at the Ocean Breeze Art Center. This lemonAID stand started in 2015 after Shane passed. Chase wanted to do something to give back and in memory of Shane. Ella was a bit younger then, but she was the lead salesperson. It only took a year later for her name to be added to the stand.
We are so thankful to Susan Van Duyne for the opportunity each year.
The kids have donated the money raised from their stand to various organizations over the years. This year, they chose the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute (www.cc-TDI.org). Chase and Ella know where the money is going and how it will be used, which means the most to them.
If you follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HelpShaneFightCancer), you know we had a busy December.
With the help of our supporters and the Kendra Scott store in King of Prussia Mall, we were able to support families through the Kisses for Kyle Foundation and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Palliative Care Team. We bought individuals gifts and gift cards from KFK and gave the PACT team, as well as a another local organization that helps families through CHOP over $1,000 in gift cards.
So, we enter a new year….2020.
I understand the anticipation of starting anew, seeing where the New Year takes you, but it’s also a reminder of another year without Shane.
Don’t get me wrong, we celebrate the anticipation with the kids, make resolutions, reflect back on the year and I wake up positive to greet the New Year. It’s just that we are missing a piece of our puzzle, our family….the life we never got to see in the last 4 years of this decade.
We missed birthdays—2, 3, 4, 5 & 6. Shane missed being a big brother, family vacations, the start of school and team sports, the list could go on.
What we can focus on is
Things we can do in the future to remind us of how strong we are from what we’ve been through.
We are so thankful for the success of Shane’s Future Days from the beginning to now. We are incredibly proud of the progress of Shane’s tumor donation and the research it has led to, as well as our continued partnership with Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute and CHOP’s PACT team.
We are blessed to have met so many through our journey and to all of you who have encouraged us, cried with us, supported us and created this with us.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
May the New Year and new decade bring health, happiness and a CURE!