Connect Thru Cancer recently received a $3,500 donation from Aiden Nichols, a sophomore at West Chester East High School and a cancer survivor, according to a report from the Daily Local News.
For the second year in a row, Nichols hosted the holiday fundraising event, “Cuddles and Cans.” This year, the theme was “No One Can Help Everyone, But Everyone Can Help Someone.”
“We are so grateful to receive this generous donation and for the support of Aiden to our organization,” said Colleen Bucci, Executive Director of Connect Thru Cancer, which is based in West Chester and provides a variety of free cancer support services and resources to individuals and families living with a cancer diagnosis.
The event included a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, ornaments for kids, Christmas cookies, and crafts, among many other activities.
West Chester-themed baskets were raffled off during the event, with all of the proceeds going directly to Connect Thru Cancer. Additionally, non-perishable food donations were collected, with more than 440 pounds donated to the West Chester Food Cupboard.
Last year, the event raised $2,100 for Connect Thru Cancer and collected more than 280 pounds of food.
Read more about the donation in the Daily Local News here.