Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and the dedication of our members, this year The Guardsmen was able to make contributions to some very deserving partner organizations. One of those is a unique and amazing organization, Okizu Foundation, which supports children and families dealing with childhood cancer.
For more than 33 years, Okizu has been committed to the continuing support of the Oncology, Siblings, Family, Bereavement, and Teens-N-Twenties programs. These programs are the result of a collaborative effort between Okizu and the pediatric oncology treatment centers in Northern California. The specific purpose of Okizu is to operate peer support programs for children and families affected by childhood cancer based on the community-forming nature of a residential camp experience.
Below is a slideshow with pictures from sessions this Summer at Camp Okizu and includes some amazing anecdotes from cancer survivors, siblings, and parents. It is amazing how much of an impact an organization like Okizu can have on these families and we are proud to support their effort.