Summer Camp 2016 set a record for attendance!

We were very happy to see so many campers this year and feel the happiness and energy at camp. Swimming, fishing, laughter with friends, campfires, songs and so many activities delivered tons of smiles to all of our campers during the 2 weeks of camp. We were fortunate to have had a number of donors visit camp this year and we are very grateful for their support. We had new camp leadership this year as Mark Lowry became our Summer Camp Director and Jessica Hopper took over as our Summer Camp Program Coordinator. They did a great job!! Many thanks to all of our incredible volunteers who always make camp a special place to be. Thanks as well go to Darryl Perkins, Director of Programs and Lauren Kunkel, Programs Coordinator, for continuing to do an excellent job driving all of our programs.

Campers had a wonderful time at Sibling camp 2016!

We had 47 campers attending (17 were first time attendees this year). With campfires, fishing, swimming in the lake and some amazing friendships, everyone had a great time at Sibling Camp. This year we added some new activities: the Helium trampoline park, bubble soccer and laser tag. Many thanks to MaryAnn LeBel and Michelle Cook, who continue to do a tremendous job leading this program. Thanks to all the great volunteers for their support and thanks to Darryl Perkins and Lauren Kunkel for their leadership.

2016 Brain Tumor Family Camp was an amazing success!!

The 2016 Brain Tumor Family Camp, sponsored by the Ellen Marks Cancer Foundation, was another amazing success. Our goal was to have 74 participants to grow the program from the 70 participants last year. Seven of the families that attended were first-time families to BTFC. We had a total of 81 participants (20 families) attend which is a growth of 16% from last year. Jill Kulbok and Kris Riley provided outstanding leadership. Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and to Darryl Perkins and Lauren Kunkel for their continued efforts to deliver great One Step Programs.

Pierce Family Foundation Donates $20,000 to One Step

The Pierce Family Foundation presents check for $20,000 to Children’s Oncology Services, Inc.  Special thanks to The Pierce Family! The Pierce Family Foundation 11th Annual Charity Golf Outing held on August 1 at Carriage Greens Country Club raised funds to send kids to One Step Programs!

Ellen Marks Cancer Foundation who provided a $25,000 matching gift

Thanks to the wonderful support of the Ellen Marks Cancer Foundation who provided a $25,000 matching gift, the holiday appeal raised a total of $83,300!

We are happy to report that the 2015 holiday appeal campaign raised $58,300, plus an additional $25,000 matching gift pledged by Ellen Marks Cancer Foundation, for a total of $83,300.
On #GIVINGTUESDAY, we raised just over $20,000 which also was a new record! We are so grateful for everyone’s support and generosity. Special thanks go out to the 670TheScore team for their continued dedication to Children’s Oncology Services, Inc.

Our 2015 programmatic year was very successful as we served 11% more campers than in 2014.

Our mission is focused on delivering supportive and empowering experiences to children who have been diagnosed with cancer. Our goal is to continue to serve more children and families each year, and 2015 was an example of that commitment! Thank you to our entire One Step community of camper families,  volunteers, donors, Board of Directors and staff for making this a truly special year!

“Flight” Gala Raises $225,000 Towards One Step Programs and Children’s Oncology Services, Inc.

On Friday, November 13th, more than 370 guests gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel-Chicagofor Flight!Flight took guests on a virtual journey to Argentina, where they felt the influence of the region from the wine to the music. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, an exceptional dinner, seated program, which highlighted the joys of One Step Programs and the families it helps, plus musical entertainment provided by Michael Lerich and his Orchestra to finish the evening.

One Step campers Juan Escobedo and Amber Pflughoet received standing ovations for sharing their stories about their camp experiences and the impact the organization has had on their battles with cancer.

The event raised more than $225,000 through unique silent and live auction items and a “campership auction” in which guests could donate and take away a plush toucan, who represented the children that they would be sending to camp. This is enough to send 225 of kids to camp.

Utah Ski Program Continues to Delight One Step Campers!

The Utah Ski Program was very successful this year.

Our campers had a great time and we were so pleased to see so many new campers attend in 2016! The National Abilities Center continues to be terrific in the support of our entire group and we are especially grateful as they provide children the incredible sking experience that they may never have thought possible.
Of the 30 campers that attended:
13 had attended the program before
10 were first-time to Utah
7 were brand new to One Step.

Children’s Oncology Services Hits the Jackpot at the 11th annual 2016 One Step Charity Poker Championship

On February 18, Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. “pushed the limits” and hosted a sold-out crowd of 240 poker players and 55 spectators for the 2016 One Step Charity Poker Championship that raised $107,000 at the beautiful Montgomery Club.