Mark Your Calendar for Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday is a worldwide day of sharing, with a focus on working together to change the world.

Celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday is the nonprofit organizations’ response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday promotes the holiday season by encouraging donations to those in need.

On November 29th, 2016, participate in Giving Tuesday by giving your time and monetary donations to CHIX 4 a Cause. Help make the holiday season a little brighter for cancer patients in your community through our Gifts of Love program. Encourage your family, friends, company, and community to get involved as well.

Gifts of Love are unique to each cancer patient’s needs and help improve their emotional well-being. Typical Gifts include mortgage or rent assistance, gas or grocery cards, a family weekend away, theater or concert tickets, or taxi or bus passes. Gifts of Love can go a long way toward improving a patient’s quality of life at a time when help is needed not only due to mounting medical bills, but also as they struggle with the realities of a cancer diagnosis.

Promote the season of sharing by donating to CHIX 4 a Cause on Giving Tuesday. On behalf of cancer patients in your community, we thank you for your generosity.

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Mark Your Calendar for Giving Tuesday!

Join Us for Our 9th Annual Cancer Ride

Who: You, your family & friends
What: Kettle Moraine ATV Cancer Ride
Where: Mountain Springs Motel and Campground, Suring, WI
When: Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 9 am
Why: Proceeds benefit CHIX 4 a Cause

Kettle Moraine ATV Association, Inc. and CHIX 4 a Cause, Ltd. invite you, your family & friends to our 9th annual Cancer Ride! The ride is being held on the Dusty Trail ATV trail system at Mountain Springs Motel and Campground, 12482 State Highways 64 & 32, in Suring, WI. Donations are only $25 for individuals and $50 for families!

Sign up on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 5 pm to 7 pm or Saturday, October 8 from 7:30 am to 9 am. The drivers’ meeting and group photo will follow Saturday’s registration time. You may ride individually or in groups. KMATVA can even set you up with riding partners.

Dinner begins at 4:30 pm. Drinks and dessert are included!

Games will be offered after dinner!

Judging for the dirtiest machine begins at 6 pm!

There will also be three tables of raffle items! Tickets range from $1 to $20 each. Tickets for raffle items on the first table will be sold at 5:30 pm with drawings beginning at 6 pm. Tickets for the second table’s items will be sold after 6 pm with drawings beginning at 7 pm. Tickets for the final table’s raffle items will be sold after 7 pm with drawings beginning at 8 pm.

There will be a meat raffle as well!

The silent auction ends at 8 pm. Items will be awarded soon after!

You also have the opportunity to win great prizes! Simply print a pledge form from kmatva.com and start securing pledges for CHIX 4 a Cause today. For every $100 you bring in, you receive a ticket to enter in a drawing for one of three prizes. For example, if you bring in $500 in pledges, you receive five tickets that you can enter in any of the drawings.

In addition, a grand prize will go to the individual who brings in the highest amount of pledges! The grand prize has yet to be determined, but may include a two-night stay at Mountain Springs Motel and Campground, a gift certificate to the Weatherwood Supper Club in Mountain, WI, and a $100 gas card!

Visit kmatva.com, email jr42@frontier.com, or call 414/303-9350 for more information. CHIX 4 a Cause hopes to see you there!

 

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Join Us for Our 9th Annual Cancer Ride

What a Day in the Life of a Cancer Patient May Be Like

Each cancer patient’s journey is as unique as the individual fighting the disease. However, what most cancer patients have in common is the debilitating issues that they may be dealing with on a daily basis.

After the initial devastation of receiving a cancer diagnosis, and the urgency of determining a course of treatment, many problems typically remain up in the air.

“How will I pay for treatment?” Even for those fortunate enough to have health insurance, typical plans do not cover all expenses for cancer treatment. Surgery, radiation, transportation to and from appointments, child care, special dietary requirements, and other necessities add up quickly. Because taking time off work decreases a cancer patient’s income, bills tend to pile up, adding to the growing amount of stress that cancer patients face daily.

“Why do I often feel fatigue?” During and after cancer treatment, fatigue is one of the most common side effects patients feel. Fatigue can happen immediately and be overwhelming. As a result, most cancer patients lack energy for participating in activities that they love. Because fatigue can last months after cancer treatment ends, patients often lose interest in family, friends, and activities that used to make them happy.

“What about physical intimacy?” Many cancer patients find their relationships with their partners strained as well. Physical changes, exhaustion, nausea, and pain from treatment greatly affect cancer patients’ self-image. Patients typically have little physical or emotional energy for physical intimacy with their partners. In addition, cancer patients who are single may become preoccupied with the challenges they’ll face when entering into relationships.

Fortunately, you can help cancer patients during their battles by donating to our Gifts of Love program.

Gifts of Love are unique to each cancer patient’s needs and help improve their emotional well-being. Typical Gifts include mortgage or rent assistance, gas or grocery cards, a family weekend away, theater or concert tickets, or taxi or bus passes. Gifts of Love can go a long way toward improving a patient’s quality of life at a time when help is needed not only due to mounting medical bills, but also as they struggle with the realities of a cancer diagnosis.

Donate your time and monetary contributions through http://www.chix4acause.org today. On behalf of cancer patients in your community, we thank you for your generosity.

What a Day in the Life of a Cancer Patient May Be Like

Spring Bling: A Diva Thing Brings in $2,000

Thank you for your participation in Spring Bling: A Diva Thing on April 28, 2016! As a result of your purchases, the Diva Group, consisting of 17 stores and 5 restaurants in downtown West Bend, donated $2,000 to CHIX 4 a Cause. Because of your generosity, we’re able to help even more cancer patients in your community through our Gifts of Love program.

Gifts of Love are unique to each cancer patient’s needs and help improve their emotional well-being. Typical Gifts include mortgage or rent assistance, gas or grocery cards, a family weekend away, theater or concert tickets, or taxi or bus passes. Gifts of Love can go a long way toward improving a patient’s quality of life at a time when help is needed not only due to mounting medical bills, but also as they struggle with the realities of a cancer diagnosis.

You can continue giving generously to our cause through our website. We are always looking for additional volunteers, gift cards for local businesses, and monetary donations. Visit www.chix4acause.org to make a difference in the life of a cancer patient today!

Spring Bling: A Diva Thing Brings in $2,000