You know what's awesome?
When a local business says...
"We love what your organization does and we want to help too"
Sunday December 10th was one of those days that makes Alex's Arcade-Helping Kids Cope With Cancer so worth the work and efforts of so many people.
We held our 1st ever Arcade Party for families affected by childhood cancer, from children going through treatment to families that lost a child to cancer.
Welcome To Alex's Arcade
Together we can all help 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.
Alex's Arcade is here to help kids cope with cancer, whether it's donating gaming systems to Children's Hospital, fundraising for our cause, advocating for childhood cancer awareness, or fulfill a dream for a family fighting cancer.
The feeling of helping others, making a difference in the lives of children, or being the reason that child or family can cope with cancer a little easier...Is like no other.
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 and advocates for childhood cancer awareness.
A NEW WAY TO COPE
Over the past 6 years they have shown me how much our lives are affected by 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 Alex's Arcade-Helping Kids Cope With Cancer to my wife being an infusion nurse at an area hospital. 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.
We may not win every battle, yet I haven't known a fighter that has lost.
Keep fighting the good fight!
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.
Wanna have some fun while showing support for Alex's Arcade-Helping Kids Cope With Cancer?
Join us Saturday March 24th, 2018 at Shelby Lanes in Shelby Township for our 3rd Annual Roll Against Childhood Cancer Bowling Fundraiser.
2017's fundraiser doubled in attendance and funds raised from the previous year.
Let's DOUBLE it again in 2018!
Why Video Games?
That Alex's Arcade has donated over 20 gaming systems and countless games to go along with them to the infusion center at Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit,MI.
That's a gaming system for every infusion station!
From Xbox to Nintendo Wii to Sega Classics, there's gaming choices for children of all ages to enjoy and use as an escape from the reality of treatments.