As a nonprofit childhood cancer awareness organization, the Alex’s Arcade Foundation helps children cope with the diagnosis of cancer by providing an escape from the reality of childhood cancer to the world of video games.
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A reminder of how the support for Alex's Arcade truly helps kids cope with cancer.
An 8 year old boy, Boston, MA, diagnosed with leukemia in December.
His family contacted Alex's Arcade asking if we could help with some games to help him cope during his treatments.
They explained his love of video games, but like many families that have child diagnosed with cancer the funds just aren't there for the "extras".
Like many families, household incomes are cut in half as one parent usually stays with their child, putting a strain on finances.
We were more than happy to help Felix and his Family!
His smile says it all when he received his care package.
Not only did Felix receive his games, there were plenty of surprises for his parents and siblings too.
We all know no family fights cancer alone!
And we couldn't do this without the support of Alex's Arcade by so many of you!
Not only can video games provide an escape from reality for children diagnosed with cancer, they also reduce the stress of being in the hospital.
Thanks to our new corporate sponsor, Disc Replay, they will be holding a fundraising event at their Livonia location at 11508 Middlebelt Rd on Sunday, Oct. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. to help promote Childhood Cancer Awareness and the Alex's Arcade Foundation.
The event will feature a Super Smash Bros tournament with first, second and third place prizes, a silent auction including six custom designed gaming accessories / systems and rare collector items, face painting, food and activities for gamers of all ages. There is a $10 general entry fee for ages 14 – 65 or a $20 entry fee for the Smash Brothers tournament.
“We are thrilled to have Disc Replay as our newest corporate sponsor,” said James Craven, co-founder of Alex’s Arcade. “With this fundraiser, we hope to raise awareness and money for our foundation while enjoying a day filled with video games, fun and friendship.”
Disc Replay buys, sells and trades used electronics, movies, compact discs and video games / systems / accessories. They have independently owned and operated stores in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa.
“Hearing about Alex’s Arcade’s mission to make cancer treatment for children more bearable through video games made us realize that we have a chance to change the lives of children facing uncertainty through a sponsorship and we are excited to include the metro Detroit community in this worthy cause,” said Blake Mills, training supervisor at Disc Replay.
Alex's Arcade is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides video games as a coping mechanism to children diagnosed with cancer..
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OUR GOLFERS AND SPONSORS!
It was awesome to see so many returning golfers, sponsors, supporters, and volunteers coming back year after year.
The weather was fantastic and the golf game was hot....So hot in fact we had our first hole in by a young man.
A fun time was had by all that attended .
There were plenty of prizes and raffles to be won. In fact, we had the most raffles items from around Metro Detroit area that we ever had to offer...31 RAFFLE ITEMS!
Now that's really getting the community involved in mission of helping kids cope with cancer!
Planning has already begun for next years outing to continue to make it a bigger and better event than this year.!
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Helping Kids Cope With Cancer
Family, friends, coworkers, and strangers that I've met over the years... we all have the same connection in life, all because of 1 word, Cancer.
My life has become surrounded by helping people with cancer, from our organization to my wife working as a nurse in an infusion center. Truth of the matter is...As much as I hate cancer, I love it too... I hate how it makes us all have to fight it, yet I love that it brings us all together to fight. From time to time we all see the stories of children with different types of cancer. Some people see the stories and get sad for a second and move on. Not me, not this organization, nor the people that help support it. We don’t get sad, being sad doesn’t help a child, it doesn’t help a family. We find a way to wipe the tears of sadness, we find a way to turn frowns upside down, we show children that they are not alone, we tell families that we are here for them because we had people there for us.
Together we are making a difference, one child at a time.
Thank you for your continued support.
Alex's Arcade Foundation
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Inspired by childhood cancer survivor, Alex Craven and his love of video games, Alex's Arcade provides video games to children with cancer to be used as an escape and coping mechanism.
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Alex's Arcade-Helping Kids Cope with Cancer