We are so proud of our co-founder, Nancy Craven!
To say that nursing is in her blood is an understatement.
She gives compassionate care as a nurse in the infusion center at Henry Ford Cottage Hospital.Getting to know her patients on a personal level is one of Nancy's strong points as a nurse.
Continuing to care for her patients in and out of the office by coordinating holiday dinners and offering different types of assistance options to help ease the burden of treatments and and after care.
Because of her hard work, commitment to nursing, helping her patients to the best of her ability, and being the co-founder of Alex's Arcade-Helping Kids Cope With Cancer, she was awarded the 2018 Employee of the Year at Henry Ford Cottage Hospital in Grosse Pointe.
Way to Go Nancy!!
The kind of day that changes the life for a cancer patient.
Financial toxicity affects every family affected by cancer.
From the cost of treatments to missing work to being able to afford the essentials for every day living.
Meet Tiesse, she’s a mom, a wife , she’s also a stage 4 cancer patient.
We learned about her missing her treatments due to lack of reliable transportation.!
We couldn’t let that happen!
With the help of Children’s Outreach and Street Ministry a non profit in Garden City, MI And Masters Auto Sales in Roseville,MI we were able to gift Tiesse a reliable car to get back and forth to treatments, appointments, and most importantly a family vehicle.
Our communities are amazing!
The outpouring of support to help a family to show that they aren’t alone when it comes to fighting cancer leaves us in awe
“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,”
Help make a difference
On Sunday December 16th, we held our Annual Arcade Party, hosted by Terry's Terrace and DK Arcade in Harrison Township, MI
Such a fantastic time at our Annual Arcade Party, we hosted 7 families from around the Metro Detroit for an afternoon of food, fun, gifts, and of course...Video Games!
We Celebrated the fighters, the survivors, and the families affected by childhood cancer.
Smiles and laughs filled the afternoon in the DK Arcade!
This event was made possible by the donations we receive throughout the year from our many supporters, together we are all making a difference.
#helpingkidscopewithcancer #cope #hope #support
Cope, hope, support, childhood cancer awareness
and video games
it's what we do!
Is the best way to describe the effort that everyone at Disc Replay in Livonia put in to making the Smash Childhood Cancer Smash Bros. Gaming Tournament a HUGE success!
A BIG Thank You to 1Up Gaming Lab for adding to the success!
Their gaming trailer was hit with all that played.
Everyone involved truly showed that no child fights cancer alone and how important video games are for kids to use to cope with cancer.
Raising over $1700!
The event featured 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.
“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.”
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..
In 2018 the Alex's Arcade Foundation focused more on making an impact directly with families. By doing this it gave us the opportunity to meet and talk with the kids and families that we help, to give a name and face to what Alex's Arcade is and does to help kids and families cope with cancer. As an organization it was an AMAZING experience!
In all, we helped 20 families cope with cancer.
From video game systems to provide an escape from the reality of childhood cancer treatments, to gifts for siblings for them to know their support is important, to helping families with financial needs.
During the year we also made some great connections in the community, giving us new partners, Disc Replay and the Smash Bros Gaming Tournament, Beasley Media Group (WRIF 101.1) spreading the word of out Tee Off On Childhood Cancer Golf Outing and Dinner, and all of our sponsors and donors for our fundraising events to help spread childhood cancer awareness and giving Alex's Arcade new ways to continue our efforts of helping kids cope with cancer.
With all of the support we've received in 2018, the coming year of 2019 will be brighter than ever!
Thank you all and Happy New Year!!
#ChildhoodCancerAwareness #HelpingKidsCopeWithCancer #NoChildFightsCancerAlone #NoFamilyFightsCancerAlone #NoOneFightsCancerAlone #ItsWhatWeDo #Support #Hope #Cope #spreadtheword
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.
Helping Kids Cope With Cancer
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.
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.
Alex's Arcade-Helping Kids Cope with Cancer