Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation Pivots
In a time when many nonprofit organizations are struggling to raise their usual funds, Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, which assists and supports families dealing with childhood cancer along the Central Coast, has pivoted to raise much needed funds for their families.
TBCF has announced a new song, “Stronger Than You Know,” is available for purchase on amazon.com, which was recorded by local 8th grader Joanne Tudor. Tudor, who attends Marymount, wrote and sang the song in honor of her best friend, who was diagnosed with cancer. Joanne performed the song live at TBCF’s Little Heroes event in February, and now it’s available for purchase. An anonymous donor has offered to match funds raised up to $5,000.
“Even though COVID-19 has caused us to cancel or postpone two major events, including the California Clambake and the Gold Ribbon Luncheon, we are still staying focused on our families and our mission,” said Interim Executive Director Eryn Shugart. The Foundation has been able to continue giving gift cards and financial aid to families, as well as providing dinner deliveries, flowers and goodie bags for Mother’s Day, a virtual Easter Egg Hunt, and a virtual Support Group. Giving opportunities are available online at www.teddybearcancerfoundation.org or call 805-563-4723.
To purchase the song, which costs $.99, visit www.amazon.com/-/es/Joanne-Tudor/dp/B0843NQWJC?language=en_US.