Industry Declares Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Adriana Fernandez-Clark
September 13, 2019 Phone: 661.312.3822
Industry Declares Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Announces Contribution for People with Developmentally Disabilities
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIF. – At this week’s City Council meeting, the City of Industry declared September as Childhood Cancer Awareness month in the City. Representatives from Megan's Wings, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing services to families of children with cancer, joined the Council for the commemoration and to share information about their Sept. 28 Megan's Wings Run/Walk for a Cure. This follows a contribution that the Council made to Megan’s Wings in May of this year for $20,000.
Megan’s Wings is a nonprofit organization that works to positively impact the lives of children living with cancer by providing assistance and resources that are not traditionally covered by insurance. Megan’s Wings also helps provide funding and support for funeral expenses for the families of children without life insurance who lose their battle with cancer.
“As a mother who has gone through this excruciating and devastating experience, I know too well the hardships and expenses that come along at a time when families are already dealing with an insurmountable amount of emotional stress and pain,” said Kim Savage, the President of Megan’s Wings. “I started this non-profit in memory of my daughter to help families who are going through cancer treatments. We have been able to assist families throughout Southern California for years with the help of grants and donations and we are so grateful to the City of Industry for supporting and helping families in need.”
During the Council meeting, the Council also approved a $3,000 contribution to the Richard D. Davis Foundation, which offers assistance to people with developmental disabilities and their families associated with the San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center.
“I am proud of our Council’s actions this week to raise awareness about Childhood Cancer and to contribute to help people with developmental disabilities and their families,” said Mayor Cory Moss. “These actions further our commitments as a Council on two very important issues for our City, families in the region and beyond.”