Folks celebrate Cinco de Mayo because it honors the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
GETDOT will celebrate the holiday as it chases another kind of victory – the triumph of children over a horrific disease. The war is not done – but the battle rages on. On May 12, GETDOT will support Nellie’s Champions for Kids a.k.a. NC4K. It’s a local nonprofit focused on making life a bit easier for children and teens with cancer.
“When a child is diagnosed with pediatric cancer, their family will face about $10,000 of out-of-pocket living expenses per year,” Nellie Corriveau, president and founder of the charity, has said. “NC4K is working each day to be the organization families can turn to for help, and more importantly, for hope.”
The special Cinco de May celebration will be the second annual partnership between the two organizations.
“GETDOT is such a fun and inspiring group! I love the concept of networking together for the greater good,” Corriveau has said. “The need for supporting grassroots organizations is huge and GETDOT is helping fill that need. Thank you to everyone that is so selfless and helping support children’s charities. We are all so grateful for you.”
Chris Alexis, a GETDOT board member, said he was proud to support the organization.
“We’ve backed Nellie’s organization before and it’s nothing short of a privilege,” he said. “As a parent, I can’t even imagine what it’s like for families to struggle with such a heart-wrenching blow. GETDOT is completely on board to help these folks in any way possible.”
NC4K is always looking for volunteers, donors and businesses to help grow the mission.
“We are determined to raise one million dollars this year!” she said of her overall aim. “Each individual and business helps us get one step closer to that goal! Please visit our website at www.nc4k.org for more information.”
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