"We exist as an Oregon Non-profit organization focused on cancer research, care and treatment within the local region. Dedicated volunteers provide the ultimate commitment by managing fund raising events to unlock the potential medical cure of cancers."
Cancer - A worldwide problem
Cancer touches us all. Worldwide, it is estimated that there will be 15 million new cases of cancer every year by 2020. In 2007 there were
20,000 deaths per day from cancer. The lifetime probability for developing cancer is 50% for men and 33% for women. People are
living longer, our population is growing, and the number of Americans diagnosed with cancer is projected to increase yearly as the
baby boomers age. It is the leading cause of death in the United States for people under the age of 85. Cancer strikes all socioeconomic
groups, all ethnic groups, and those who live in both urban and rural areas. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1.42
million new cancer cases were diagnosed in the US in 2007. At this moment, millions of people are living with cancer, coping with
difficult treatments, and waiting for a cure; they are our family members, neighbors, friends - or even ourselves. When this catastrophic
disease affects children, the concern becomes even greater. Support within our communities is an essential component in
providing every child with the best possible care in a healing, compassionate environment.
In Oregon, we are fortunate in having a children's hospital which has been providing outstanding care for kids for many generations. Through generous donations, this facility is continuing to grow and now has the ability to make a family's hospital stay even more comfortable. With this in mind, the Soulful Giving Foundation has chosen to benefit the Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel from proceeds generated through the purchase of Crater Lake sodas, event ticket sales and sponsor support of the Artful Giving Blanket Concert.
For more information about the Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, click here
Governor Kitzhaber and the State of Oregon officially proclaimed July 27th, 2013 Oregon Children's Day, stressing the importance of supporting doctors and scientists researching the causes and cures for childhood cancers, as well as encouraging the general public's participation. With this in mind, it is our hope that you will continue to assist our efforts year round by donating and helping to raise awareness for this most-worthy cause. Thank you!