Earthwise Supports Children’s Cancer Research Fund with Goody Bags
Earthwise partners with organizations around the country under the belief that everyone has a responsibility to make a positive difference in the world. We are actively involved with a variety of environmental, health, and human interest groups to contribute to the overall well-being of the planet and each other. Upon its founding, our company’s initial motivation was to help mitigate the effects that plastic bags have on our environment and we have furthered that goal to include helping our community.
This past weekend we participated in two events with two organizations we have supported for several years. One was with the Children’s Cancer Research Fund for their annual Kids 4 Kids RUN/WALK.. Earthwise has provided over 2,000 custom reusable bags each year for this Race and in support of this incredibly worthy cause.
Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) Founder/President Matti Contopulos believes that kids possess a uniquely powerful spirit of hope and an untarnished belief that their wildest dreams can be accomplished, whether it’s becoming President of the United States, or finding a cure for cancer. She also believes that there’s a kid in all of us and created the annual Kids 4 Kids RUN/WALK.
The concept for Kids 4 Kids RUN/WALK evolved from important changes Matti has seen over the years in children’s awareness of cancer and the incredible generosity from kids of all ages wanting to help kids with cancer. “Countless times we’ve experienced amazing examples of hope and determination in children whether they were patients battling cancer or determined children who emptied their own piggy banks to make a donation to our organization,” said Matti. This is a spectacular Event as kids of ALL ages from throughout Southern California participate in a truly fun Event with a very special mission: to create a HAPPIER and HEALTHIER future for all children. With the monies raised, HAPPIER will be supplies for the arts and crafts programs at Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camps, and HEALTHIER will be the funding of new grants in clinical research in pediatric oncology. There is no RUN/WALK like this in the country and we feel it has become a national campaign with an incredible impact on pediatric cancer, having raised over $1.6 million in the first six years. For the doctors tackling research, for the children and families dealing with cancer, and for our Most Valuable Players (EVERYONE WHO WALKS OR RUNS) who are participating…the event always promises to be an incredible occasion for all. The 2014 Kids 4 Kids RUN/WALK was no exception.
A handful of Earthwise employees, including Stan Joffe, President of Earthwise, participated in this year’s event to support Children’s Cancer Research, as we usually do. It was a challenging event with much reward and sense of accomplishment for all who participated. All of us here at Earthwise Bag Company are proud to sponsor and participate in such an amazing event and will continue to do so year after year.