About Our Organization
In 1991, our family lost a ten year old boy named Cameron to cancer. He loved playing outside, watching wrestling, and practicing wrestling moves on his cousins. And he also had a brain tumor. Usually this type of cancer takes your life within a year, but Cameron fought for two years before he chose peace and said goodbye to our family.
Cameron’s Crusaders began as a team for the annual The One Mission Buzz Off for Kids with Cancer event, where we shaved our heads every year and donated several thousands of dollars to this foundation through fundraising.
You may not have known Cameron, but surely you know a ten year old.
And surely you know someone whose child has suffered from an illness like cancer.
Our mission is to support families in our community who are struggling with a child with cancer or other illness, so they don’t also need to struggle financially.
Families have always been faced with medical expenses for their children, whether it be a long term illness or an accident has happened. Payment for medication, procedures and necessary equipment is not always 100% covered by insurance companies. As families try to cope with short-term or even years of out-of-pocket medical expenses and everyday living costs, they often reach critical breaking points. Not only do they risk losing their homes, stability, and hope, but also their ability to ensure their loved ones receive the vital care they need to survive. Cameron’s Crusaders are here to help children and their families during difficult times by providing funds and or assistance to help with their needs that are not covered by insurance and would otherwise be a burden for the families.
Cameron’s Crusaders hosts multiple fundraising events throughout the year in order to continuously have on hand items such as gas cards, gift cards to local grocery stores, eateries or hospital cafes. We also make payments to vendors, ie: parking, utility, mortgage, insurance, overnight lodging, and auto repair.
Special event fundraisers are also hosted for the purchase of special equipment needed by specific patients. All proceeds from “special events” are used toward payment of the needed equipment.
Should there be excess funds, those go back to the fund that supports families who need support in the form of:
- gas cards and ‘other’ transportation expenses to include but not limited to auto insurance payments, repair costs
- grocery store certificates
- overnight lodging payment
- mortgage payment/homeowner insurance
- water bill payment
- electric bill payment
- special equipment needs
- medication payment (after insurance limits are met)
If you have questions about our organization or would like to participate, please contact us. We’d love for you to donate, participate in one of our upcoming events, or volunteer.