ELYRIA, Ohio — Northeastern Ohioans gathered on Tuesday to raise money for a charity that benefits children battling cancer.
3News’ Lindsay Buckingham had the opportunity to serve as master of ceremonies at the Special Spaces Cleveland Holiday Tea lunch in Elyria, an event that raises money to help children in treatment create dream bedrooms.
“If a child is diagnosed with cancer, it can change their world. The activities they used to enjoy may look and feel different. They may not be able to do the things they really love. They don’t play football, don’t ride a bike, go to prom or go to school,” the Special Spaces website says.
Organizers say the lunch has raised more than $13,000 this year thanks to the generosity of donors — money going directly to children in need.
“Children with cancer spend a lot of time away from others; time in the hospital, visiting different doctors, undergoing painful treatments, feeling tired and nauseous and often isolated,” the organization says in a description on its website. “Our goal is to provide these children with a special space where they can not only sleep, but also play, heal and spend time away from the challenges of their disease.”
Special Spaces has chapters in 13 different states in the US. If you would like to learn more about the group and the work they do, click HERE.
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