With your help and love, we’ve given grocery and gas gift cards to more childhood cancer patients and their families than ever before. We’ve also continued to underwrite childhood cancer research and treatment innovations. Our college and high school student colleagues have generously given their time and love to help us reach our mission goals.
We thank you for making this all possible. And we ask on this day, Giving Tuesday, that you donate any amount to our nonprofit at www.kierskidz.com/ways-to-give/.
Your donation will help children and young adults with cancer and their families. Since all Kier’s Kidz members are volunteers, you can be sure your money goes to help these people fighting through the toughest times in their lives.
Thank you again for your love, support, and compassion.
The holiday shopping season is upon us again. While you're getting ready for the holidays, you might shop at Amazon. If you do, you can add to the people you make happy by donating to Kier's Kidz--no cost to you-- by making Kier's KIdz the nonprofit of your choice at Amazon. The directions are below.
The people you'll help will be kids and young adults with cancer and their families. People who are going through the toughest times of their lives. And your help will make their lives just that much better. And you have our forever thanks.
Here's how to help:
Every time you shop on Amazon, you can donate to Kier’s Kidz (for free).
Just follow the steps below:
1. Visit Smile.Amazon.com or click the button above.
2. Once you're signed in, you'll see a box that suggests a charity.
3. Choose "pick your own charitable organization and type in Kier’s Kidz. You'll receive an email confirmation of your Amazon Smile Nonprofit Choice.
Then, at no additional cost to you, 0.5% of your purchase price will help kids, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and their families.
Could not be easier to do good in the world every time you shop at Amazon.
We have decided to help you get to know a little about the healthcare workers, our Board members and Advisors, and the business sponsors who support the work of Kier’s Kidz.
Today we are inviting you to meet Dr. Peter Cole of CINJ.
Peter Cole, M.D., is the Chief of the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Group at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. As a scientist and a physician, Dr. Cole works to advance pediatric oncological research and to provide life-saving treatments to pediatric cancer patients. Dr. Cole typically dedicates one morning per week to see all of his patients and the rest of his time to research and administrative work, though he cares for patients with urgent needs almost daily.
Dr. Cole is currently studying the side effects of cancer chemotherapies. A specific chemotherapy agent can have immensely different side effects on different patients, and Dr. Cole’s research explores the genetic and environmental factors that may create this variation. Dr. Cole also studies how chemotherapy treatments cause these off-target effects on a molecular level. This research will ultimately help Dr. Cole and other oncologists tailor their cancer treatment plans more precisely to each patient, increasing efficacy and reducing unwanted effects.
In his work with patients and families, Dr. Cole emphasizes the importance of both educating and listening to patients. Part of this process includes explaining the science behind cancer to patients and families, discussing treatment options, guiding them through a wealth of useful information, and discussing misinformation often found on the internet. He listens as much as he talks to patients, recognizing that patients and their families can provide him with critical information about their medical conditions, dietary changes, and other factors that may alter the efficacy of his treatments. He clearly realizes the importance of developing an excellent patient/family-doctor relationship.
Kier’s Kidz supports Dr. Cole and his research team as they tackle some of the major challenges with existing pediatric cancer therapies and as they work to make all pediatric cancer a more treatable disease.
We thank Dr. Cole for his work, dedication, and compassion. We thank him for being available to Kier’s Kidz whenever we have questions about pediatric cancer and his work.
We thank him for allowing us to interview him for this article.
Come and join us at the Fun Fest and Run With Rotary, presented by the Rotary Club of Montgomery Rocky Hill and the Montgomery Business Association, this coming Sunday, 2 October, from 10 am to 3 pm, at Skillman Park, 100 Main Blvd., Skillman, NJ. There will be plenty of free parking and free admission to the event. You can run/walk the 5K if you’d like or not. There will be plenty of other fun activities for children and adults all day long.
Kier’s Kidz will have a booth at the festival where you’ll be able to meet some of our Board members, our Kier’s Kidz at Rutgers members, and our Advisors. We’ll have handouts, and we’ll be happy to talk with you about our mission and our accomplishments.
Businesses can also sign up to become “Business Sponsors” of Kier’s Kidz right at our booth. Businesses can speak to any of our members to become part of this elite group of businesses helping children and young adults with cancer and their families.