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William's Warriors

Be a Hero in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

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William's Warriors

Our Superhero

William's Warriors started when William was undergoing treatment for Medulloblastoma. Family and friends from his community came together to cheer William on as well as raise money to help support the family during this battle. Since William's death, his Warriors have taken on a new mission. The goal is to defeat Childhood Cancer through Awareness, Advocacy, and Support. William taught everyone around him about the incredible capacity we have for strength in the face of adversity. He was a real superhero fighting the worse kind of villain. In his memory, we have donned our capes and continued the fight! 

 

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Ways We Help

The Focus of Our Efforts

Research

Currently, brain cancer is now responsible for more deaths than any other pediatric cancer. There is an urgent need to find safer and more effective treatments. William's Warriors supports the cutting-edge research being done in the Wechsler-Reya lab at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Headed by Dr. Wechsler-Reya, the lab focuses on improving treatment and outcomes for children diagnosed with medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children. 

Creative Art Therapy Support

Recent studies have shown that creative arts therapy is an important part of pediatric cancer treatment. William's Warriors seeks to support the quality of life for young cancer patients through the visual arts.  William's Heart-Works supports art therapy by donating crafts and art supplies to three Long Island hospitals all year long as well as 1st Time Admission Creative Care Kits for children facing their first inpatient treatment. In addition, Child Life staff may request any needed supplies for special projects.

Creative Care Kits

A child undergoing cancer treatment can be nominated for a Creative Care Kit. The 2023 Creative Care Kit contains a "Color Outside the Lines" string backpack, workbook, and art supplies to help children to express themselves and continue the benefits of engaging in the visual arts at home. The Kit can also be used to transport personal art supplies to and from the hospital. This outpatient bag and supplies can help make art accessible to all undergoing cancer treatment.

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  • Johnny Mac Foundation Wish Gala, William's Warriors Honoree
    Feb 11, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Woodbury, 1 S Woods Rd, Woodbury, NY 11797, USA
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