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Keaton's Korner
July 2019

Annual Glow for Gold Gala

Save the Date!  Soak up the sun this summer and join us in never wanting it to end!  On Saturday, September 28, come celebrate Summer’s beauty with cocktails and delicious bites by the pond, romantic bike rides along the pathways, and the glow of the sunset.

We toast the end to summer with a farm to fork seasonal meal hosted by Bella Bru, entertainment, and auctions all to support Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance's ability to carry local families through cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The Glow for Gold Gala has become THE EVENT to attend and we welcome you to be surprised by what we have in store for you this year. Come in white with a splash of sunset and celebrate the Endless Summer with us!

Transportation points from Roseville and Sacramento to Davis

Sponsorship and individual tickets are available now at KCCA Gala.


In This Issue

Annual Glow for Gold Gala

Thank you to everyone who came out to Funderland!

Meet Keaton Kiddo ~ Anabelle

Welcome KCCA Summer Interns

Sponsor Highlight ~ Funderland Amusement Park

Register Now for the Folsom Christmas Classic

Drive Change - Donate Your Vehicle

Thank You to our 2019 Annual Partners

Thank you to everyone who came out to Funderland!

On June 21st, we opened up Funderland Amusement Park for our families and community for an evening to enjoy rides, games, face painting, food, drinks, crafts and a whole lot of fun.  More families than ever came out to near perfect weather.

We had an amazing team of volunteers from Carmax, Rabobank, and Kids Helping Kids, and the Granite Bay Boys Team to help with everything from moving tables to organizing water balloon obstacle course. Chicago Fire Pizza in Sacramento provided us with an abundance of delicious pizza, E2 church provided root beer floats, Funderland supplied the cotton candy, and Sprouts graciously donated water, fruits and vegetables for the event. League of Heroes Inspired came out with some of their superheroes for the event as well. Phil of DezVision Photography captured all of the fun.

It takes many hands and donations to make this big of an event such a success and to put so many smiles on so many faces.

Thank you to everyone!


Meet Keaton Kiddo ~ Anabelle

Life was going accordingly for the Nguyen family as 3 year old Anabelle was taking ballet lessons, enjoying time with her younger sister, Allyson, while her parents were preparing for their third child on the way. She was looking forward to starting preschool that year. In fact, it was when Anabelle’s parents, Kieu and Liem, were registering Anabelle to start preschool in the fall when they learned they needed an up to date physical. The physical revealed an abnormal hemoglobin number, and so her pediatrician wanted to follow up with some blood work. Anabelle’s white blood cell counts came back high; therefore, Anabelle was referred to an oncologist. On March 22nd, 2017 Anabelle’s parents were shared the devastating news that Anabelle had B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

The family’s entire world completely turned upside down as they all of a sudden had to become familiar with all of the medical terminology and protocols while accepting the fact that this would be their life for the next few years.

Continue to read Anabelle's story HERE.


Welcome KCCA's Summer Interns

Welcome KCCA Summer Interns

Our summer Interns, Jasmine and Angelina, are here and are already making an impact by connecting with families.  Hosting interns is such a valued part of Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance.  They bring an array of knowledge, energy and enthusiasm to the team.  As the number of local families with a child battling cancer continues to rise, having interns provides the opportunity to connect more with families.  Please welcome them to the team!  

Leare more about them HERE.


Sponsor Highlight

It’s Summer time!!!

As kids, we counted down the days, hours, minutes and then the seconds for school to end and summer to begin. New adventures with friends and family, late nights and sleeping in were awaiting. Great new memories! Oh, to be a kid again!!

For our “Kiddo’s”, it is often expressed that childhood cancer steals their childhood; takes away the time to enjoy new adventures and create new friends. Not if Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance and friends can help it.

Being summer, KCCA is honored to highlight one such friend, Funderland Amusement Park.

For more than 5 years Funderland Amusement Park owners, John & Ashley Edds, have warmly welcomed our families in each summer to allow our Kiddo’s to have fun being a child. When doors normally close to the public, Funderland re-opens them at no cost one summer night each year for our families. This year more than 300 of our Kiddo’s and their families were able to build beautiful memories together, meet and make new friends (both kiddo’s and parents), ride the rides and simply have fun! There is no better therapy!!

If you have not been or it’s been awhile, please go and enjoy this wonderful Sacramento treasure, Funderland Amusement Park.

On behalf of all of us at KCCA and, most importantly, our families, thank you for being such a dear friend.

Register Now for the Folsom Christmas Classic

🎄 It's never too early to get in the holiday spirit. Registration is now open for The Folsom Christmas Classic. Register at Folsom Classic to receive EARLY BIRD pricing. It's like Christmas in July! 😎

This 5/10K Walk/Run is Saturday, December 14th! Proceeds benefit Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance. Create a team or participate as an individual. Get in the spirit of giving and help local children battling cancer & their families.



American Quarter Midget Association Ribbon Race

August 24th

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


Annual Glow for Gold Gala

September 28th

Folsom Christmas Classic

December 14th


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.

Thank You to our 2019 Annual Partners