Valley Girls & Guys! is an all-volunteer organization with the sole goal of harnessing the power of community to support cancer patients and their families. Our journey began in 2007 raising money to support a national breast cancer organization, which culminated in donations totaling over 3.2 + million dollars. In October of 2014, Valley Girls & Guys became a Washington State 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing assistance to local families who were suffering from any cancer diagnosis. Valley Girls & Guys! is served by its Founder and President, Tina McDonough, and a steadfast Board of Directors who carefully steward the resources of our donors to efficiently and effectively support cancer patients in the communities where they live, work and receive treatment. A Cancer diagnosis affects the whole family, and Valley Girls & Guys! eases the burden faced by families in need.
Valley Girls & Guys develops and supports programs that offer hope and encouragement to cancer patients and their loved ones through:
-Patient financial assistance
-Patient support groups
-Funding local cancer research, at Seattle Children’s Hospital (Strive-02 Solid Tumor Immunotherapy and High Risk Leukemia clinical trial) and at the Cancer Vaccine Institute at UW Medicine (breast and ovarian cancer vaccine clinical trials)
-Granting Who Dreams to those with a terminal diagnosis
-Sending personalized blankets to those undergoing treatment through our Glenda Weiler Blankets of Comfort and Hope program
-Supporting local support services of cancer patients, such as Camp Kesem, Mountain For Mammaries, and Casting for Recovery
-Funding mammograms, ultrasounds, and biopsies for those uninsured or underinsured
-Funding scholarships at local high schools for those affected by a cancer diagnosis
-Community Outreach Program – Be The Hope Walk
Through these programs, we are strengthening the community that surrounds cancer patients and their families at a time when they need it most. Valley Girls & Guys! is dedicated to working alongside those in need, within their community, through the total cancer journey.