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Keaton's Korner
February 2020


Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance’s St. Baldrick’s annual head-shaving events kick off in less than two weeks & we'd love you to "Join the Fight!"  In solidarity with children battling cancer, individuals and teams will be shaving their heads in a common mission of raising funds, locally and nationally, for childhood cancer research.  You can create a team, join a team, go solo or you can donate and show your support.

February 29th   Westfield Galleria at Roseville

March 6th   UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

March 9th   de Vere's Irish Pub Sacramento

March 14th  UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

April 2nd   BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, Elk Grove

Be A Hero, Have Fun & Make A Difference!

Sign up today at https://www.getbald.com.  Have further questions, contact Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance at 916-784-6786.


In This Issue


Thank You for Giving in 2019!

Holly Jolly Celebration 2019

Meet Keaton Kiddo ~ Ameilia

Sponsor Highlight ~ Summit Funding

Supporting Families This Holiday Season

Thank You for making the Folsom Christmas Classic a Success!

Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer

Drive Change - Donate Your Vehicle

Become a KCCA Volunteer

Thank You to our 2019 Annual Partners

Thank You for Giving in 2019!

What a glorious and intense year that was! Thank you 2019 for bringing Keaton's Child Cancer Alliance so many returning and new partners, supporters, volunteers, beautiful family events, healing children and families, the chance to touch the lives of little angels, and a vision for all that is possible for this charity.

From the bottom of each of our hearts: staff, board of directors, and each of the 225 families we touched this year, thank you! Your continued excitement, determination to bring healing, and abundant care for others changed lives this year! If you could see the sparkle in the eyes of these children when our family navigator arrives in their hospital room, home, or greets them at one of our family events. You know your impact and it's all worth it!

In Gratitude,

The Keaton's Team


Holly Jolly Celebration 2019

Special thanks to everyone involved in making our annual Holly Jolly Celebration such a festive & fun event for children with cancer and their families. Over 300 guests enjoyed a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, presents for each child, dinner, dessert, face painting, holiday crafts, family portraits and special appearances by The League of Heroes Inspired. This magical evening brought children and their families together in a setting where they felt heard, understood, and supported. Holly Jolly was a safe place where kids could enjoy a break from their treatment to share in smiles, hugs, and laughter.

This event was made possible with the support from sponsors, in-kind donors & volunteers including UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Zocalo at The Fountains, Chicago Fire, Buckhorn Grill, Whole Foods, Smart & Final, Del Campo High School, The Magic Family of Clowns, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Dez Vision Photography, Girl Scouts, League of Heroes Inspired, Kelley Family, Lakeshore Learning, Alfaro Family, Ava McMenamin- Del Oro High School, Lola Stacy- St. Francis High School, First Tech Federal Credit Union, Boys Team Charity League of Granite Bay, Mechanics Bank, Shasta Linen Supply, Celebrations!, Community Service Organization, Del Rio Family, PCG Commercial, and Brookfield Residential.


Meet Keaton Kiddo ~ Ameilia

Meet Amelia.  This sweet 5 years old Loves unicorns, LOL dolls, & playing with her siblings.

Amelia was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at 4 years old. Her grandparents, Amelia's legal guardians, were raising her and her three siblings when they received this devastating news. Her grandparents were all too familiar with cancer and its treatment as their very own son, Amelia's uncle, was diagnosed with ALL in 2013 at the age of 16. He is now a cancer survivor and provides HOPE for his young niece and she undergoes treatment.

Continue to read Delilah's story HERE.


On behalf of the all the families KCCA supports, the Board of Directors and the staff, thank you for your partnership in helping us achieve our mission.

It was an honor to be able to share our work with your team at your annual Sales Retreat on the 15th of January. But, the response from everyone at Summit Funding was a testament to the compassion and culture of this great company. Summit Funding commitment to giving back to the community is inspirational.

We are thrilled to have Summit Funding join us a partner in helping ensure that families with a child battling cancer are not alone on this difficult journey.

Thank you Todd Scrima, CEO, Jack Satterlee, VP Human Resources, Charlotte Radmilovic, Director of Finance and Rick Ruby.

Supporting Families This Holiday Season

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the holidays look very different for their family. From not being able to have a real Christmas tree to not attending normal family gatherings for the fear of getting sick. Some children are admitted in the hospital, preparing for a transplant, or having a surgery on or near Christmas day. With the focus being on their child’s treatment and wellbeing, parents/guardians simply do not have the financial means, energy, or time to gather their children’s wish list items.

Mother of two year old Bryson shared, “Since my son was diagnosed with Leukemia things have been really stressful and hard. I am a single mom and not working in order to care for him. I instantly felt relieved in knowing that we would have support for Christmas. You are a true miracle. We appreciate all of the help from you!”

Our annual Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program sponsored 37 local families fighting cancer. This program would not be possible without the generous sponsors – 32 local companies and/or individual families. We thank the 2019 sponsors for their time, thoughtfulness, and kindness towards bringing happiness to so many families. 

For more information on how to get involved in this annual program as well as other opportunities to become involved, please visit our Get Involved  page on our website, or contact us directly at 916-784-6786.


Thank You for making the Folsom Christmas Classic a Success!

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out and participated in The 2019 Folsom Christmas Classic benefitting Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance!  Your support for families with a child battling cancer makes a tremendous difference. 💛

The Folsom Christmas Classic Race Director, Martha Hutchinson, delivered a check for $2,152.00 to Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance! A BIG THANK YOU to Martha for all that she does to organize and facilitate this event.  Thank you  everyone who participated, donated, sponsored and volunteered at this years annual run! Special thanks to Tamara Berg of KCRA News for being our emcee again this year.  The funds raised will help in providing support for families with children battling cancer. We are so very thankful for your support!


Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer

Sign up to participate in our Annual “Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer" golf tournament, Friday, May 1st at Catta Vadera Country Club.  Your participation in this event helps 500 Northern California children fight cancer each year. 

Sign up to enjoy a spectacular day at the highest end private country club in our region.  This great event has been turned up a notch and you don’t want to miss the fun and prizes!

Come golf and support families in your community battling childhood cancer.

Every entry includes

• Fine Eats by hand picked restaurants at many holes
•Cocktails and beer along the Way
•On-Course Contests and games
• Catered Post Golf Reception
•Raffle & Awards Ceremony
•*NEW* golfer gift

Contact Catrina Arcularius at 916-757-6802 or via email catrina.arcularius@childcancer.org.

2020 Golf Community Committee:

Erika Arends, Mechanics Bank; Josh Hart, Keaton's Executive Board Member; Angie Kenner, Owner of Encore Catering; Brooke Middleton, WGG Wealthpartners; Jeri Rademann, Queen Bee Volunteer; Charlotte Radmilovic, Summit Funding & Executive Board Member; Greg Roberson, Oracle; Jennifer Sweeney, Immediate past Medical Group Administrator for Kaiser; Kirk Taber, Taber Creative Group; Michael Wagener, Marquee Media & Executive Board Member.



"Join the Fight"

Kick off event, February 29th

Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer

May 1st

Big Day of Giving

May 7th

Drive Change - Donate Your Vehicle

You can now donate your used car, truck, RV, motorcycle or boat to KCCA and make a difference in the life of a child battling cancer.

Click here to donate your vehicle today.

Become a KCCA Volunteer

We invite you to partner with Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance and help children battle cancer. We are currently looking for volunteers & would love for you to join us. Choose your volunteer opportunity HERE or contact KCCA at 916.784.6786 for additional details.

Our Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance volunteers continue to make a difference for children.  We are overwhelmed by your generosity of time and spirit in our quest to help families during their child’s cancer journey.  Thank You!


Thank You to our 2019 Annual Partners