This story was submitted by Shred Kids' Cancer.
This weekend, nonprofit Shred Kids' Cancer, started by a kid and run by kids presented an oversized check for $10,000 to Dr. Noah Federman for funding cancer research. It is the second annual grant presentation for $10,000 from the 501(c)(3) non profit Shred Kids' Cancer presented to UCLA. Money was raised by events run by the kids - Shredfest (a battle of the kids bands haeld at House of Blues) as well a Shred Jump (a fundraisier at Sky High, and donations collected while participating in The Vans Warped Tour non profit village). They hope to continue to raise much needed funds at future Shredfests and also a new event held in October called Rock the Run a 5K run/walk.
Shred Kids' Cancer is unique in that it was started by a kid and is run by kids and started by then 9 year old Teagan Stedman who was inspired by his friend battling cancer who was successfully treated at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Each year a "Shredhead" is selected who acts as the face of the charity. This year, Ashley Jensen-Pray was the Shredhead. Ashley, 18 years old, will be finalizing chemo treatment on August 13, 2012 and is under the care of Dr. Noah Federman. She also will be attending if she feels healty enough to attend.
Shred Kids' Cancer is a 501c3 non-profit public charitable organization dedicated to serving our community by offering a solution for kids to help fight kids' cancer and show their peers who are suffering that they are here to help them. This is an organization made up of kids and started by a kid. Kids can use their creativity and organization skills (with the guidance of adults) to make a difference by raising funds to support research that leads to improving the care, quality of life and survival rate of children with cancer.
While there are many non-profit organizations
that raise money for cancer research, Shred Kids' Cancer offers a unique opportunity for kids to actively help their peers battling cancer.
Kids are involved in many ways:
They are involved behind the scenes in thecorporate world (with five kids on the board of directors), kids run bone marrow drives, create and update the website, social media sites, create flyers, create iphone apps, hold and run board meetings, write letters and power point presentations, spread the word with media, meet with business owners, present and speak to other community based charities (like City Year LA), try and get celebrities to participate, obtain auction items, help run the events and finally with kid participants involved in providing the entertainment for the events.
for more information please go to www.shredkidscancer.org