Pediatric Oncology Opens 50th Treasure Chest
The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation serves 300 children and teens monthly at
Children’s Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga, TN. Opened in October 2016 in honor of The Genis Family of Jack’s Back Cupcake and Lemonade Stand.
Seventh Annual Treasuring Our Kids Fundraiser a Tremendous Success
The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation recently hosted its Seventh Annual “Decades of Success” Fundraiser. The nearly 250 people gathered at Chicago Gaelic Park on April 2nd witnessed a remarkable evening that included a delicious dinner and wonderful musical entertainment along with chances to win exciting prizes through silent and live auctions and raffles. The final tally shows the “Decades of Success” event raised more than $31,000.
The evening’s agenda overflowed with memorable moments beginning with Emcees Giuliano and Maureen Cipolla’s welcoming words. The couple entertained attendees throughout the night’s busy schedule and kept everyone focused on the positive impact of the Foundation’s support of childhood cancer patients. Honorary Chairperson Mya Tinajero and her family were presented with a treasure chest full of toys by Board President James Rodriguez, and the musical entertainment brought many dancers out on the floor while reflecting the event’s theme of Decades of Success.
Taps Cares for Kids with Cancer Is a Tremendous Success
On November 7, Taps Pub on South Cicero Avenue in Oak Forest hosted a Taps Cares for Kids with Cancer event which included free food and live musical entertainment. The festivities also featured drink specials, a split-the-pot raffle and over 30 raffle baskets that raised more than $4,300 for the Treasure Chest Foundation. Taps Pub Owner Michelle Fugiel dedicated the event to the memory of her niece, Alyssa Marie Kent, who passed away at age 17 after her battle with leukemia. During the past four years the Taps Cares event has raised an impressive $13,000 to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation.
Durbins Cares for Kids with Cancer Event a Huge Success
Durbins Restaurant of Evergreen Park sponsored its Durbins Cares for Kids with Cancer event on October 10. The popular fundraiser offered attendees free pizza, garlic bread, mostaccioli, entertainment compliments of Acoustically Skewed and delicious drink specials. A split-the-pot raffle and an incredible 80 raffle baskets featuring an Apple Ipad and a Galaxy Tab helped raise $4,394 for the Treasure Chest Foundation. Over the past five years the Durbins Cares event has now raised an impressive $17,900 to benefit the Treasure Chest Foundation.
2015 Tennis Fun Fest
For the tenth consecutive year, La Grange teenager Crofton Kelly has provided a generous helping hand to kids with cancer by organizing, implementing and coordinating a local tennis tournament designed to raise funds to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation.
The hardworking teenager’s 10th Annual Tennis Fun Fest recently drew participation by some 100 children and some dedicated professionals at the Hinsdale Racquet Club. The popular event featured round robin matches, fun-drills, raffles, refreshments and prizes and ultimately raised $6,245 to benefit children fighting cancer. Overall, Crofton’s amazing efforts have netted more than $47,000 over the course of the fundraising event’s existence.
Sixth Annual Treasuring Our Kids A Night on the Town a Tremendous Success
The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation recently hosted its Sixth Annual “A Night on the Town” Fundraiser. The nearly 130 people gathered at Beverly Country Club in Chicago on August 22 witnessed a remarkable evening that included a delicious dinner and musical entertainment along with chances to win exciting prizes through silent and live auctions and raffles. The final tally shows the “A Night on the Town” event raised more than $21,000 to benefit childhood cancer patients.
Mike Parli Presents Check
UPS employee Mike Parli presents a $500 check to POTCF Founder and CEO Colleen Kisel. Mike spearheaded the UPS Foundation charitable donation for the Treasure Chest Foundation.
Mokena Community Park Foundation Fourth Annual President's Cup Golf Outing an Enormous Success
On Monday, July 13th, the Mokena Community Park Foundation held its Fourth Annual President’s Cup Golf Outing at Odyssey Golf Club in Tinley Park to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation. The event included an amazing 54 sponsors and over 90 golfers who enjoyed an exciting day of golf, lunch, dinner, a two-hour open bar, seven silent auction prizes, several raffles and tons of fun for all. When the last golf cart had rolled in, the President’s Cup Golf Outing had raised an impressive $12,500. President’s Cup Golf Outing Chairman Jim Romanek said, “When I first heard about the Treasure Chest Foundation and the passion the organization had for these children, it was a no-brainer that our Foundation had to help these children any way we could.”
The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation Mourns the Loss of Mr. Phil Finn
Timeline of Smiles at the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation
In 1996, the first Treasure Chest was filled with used library books…
Sympathy to the Beazley and Mueller Families
The Board of Directors and Staff at the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation extend our deepest sympathy to the Beazley and Mueller Family with regard to the passing of their beloved daughter’s Emily Beazley and Becca Mueller. The Beazley and Mueller Family helped get the word out about the Treasure Chest Foundation during a Living Healthy Chicago television broadcast and shared what it is really like when a child is diagnosed with cancer. May the love of family and friends comfort the Beazley’s and Mueller’s during this sad time.
7th Annual Jack's Back Cupcake/Lemonade Stand - May 13, 2015
7th Annual Jack’s Back Cupcake/Lemonade Stand 7944 W. Laurel Drive… Frankfort, IL Saturday, May 16, 2015 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
On Saturday, May 16, 2015 the Genis Family held its Seventh Annual Jack’s Back Lemonade and Cupcake Stand at their home in Frankfort to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation. The Lemonade Stand raised more than $3,100 for the Treasure Chest Foundation. Since its inception this popular event has raised more than $13,100 for children and teens fighting cancer. When Jack Genis was four, he received gifts from the Treasure Chest Foundation when he was diagnosed with a blood virus. Jack’s Mom Shelly Genis said, “Jack may be done with his treatment and followup blood work for his blood virus but there are so many kids who are still receiving their treatments. How can you stop, knowing that there are still children who need and appreciate receiving gifts from their treasure chest?”