In December of 2002, 9-year-old Mitch Chepokas gave away his life savings - $6,000 - to all the children being treated for cancer with him on the oncology floor of the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital.
After the money was given away, Mitch made his dad Steve, promise with a pinky swear that after he was gone he would continue to help children and their families. It’s this pinky swear promise that has shaped the mission of the Pinky Swear Foundation: To help children with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support.
A generous group of Pinky Swear supporters wants to inspire you to become a keeper of the pinky swear in honor of Mitch this holiday season. When you make a gift before the end of the year, it will be matched to make double the impact for kids with cancer and their families!
- $25 becomes $50
- $50 becomes $100
- $100 becomes $200
Every gift has double the impact for kids with cancer and their families – up to $10,000!
Give the gift that helps kids with cancer and their families with basic needs support – like mortgage and rent payments, car payments and repairs, gas and grocery gift cards - and special experiences that provide family time together and a respite from the hospital.