Through a bake sale fundraiser, DynCorp International team members in Fort Worth, Texas, raised more than $4,000 to benefit Cancer Care Services, a local organization that provides help and hope to cancer patients and survivors and their families and caregivers through direct financial, emotional and social services.
Employees created teams that manned each of the tables full of sweet treats and garnered donations through cake raffles and unique baked goods. The team representing the Supply Chain Center of Excellence raised nearly $1,000 at their stand!
“We are blown away by this,” said Brandy Wicker, chief development officer for Cancer Care Services. “We are overwhelmed and moved by the efforts of the DI employees.”
All funds raised benefit cancer patients and survivors in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area.
Several DI team members also volunteered their time during a National Cancer Survivors Day event held by Cancer Care Services on June 1, 2014 at the Resource Connection of Tarrant County Gymnasium in Fort Worth, Texas. Volunteers helped set up booths, tables and decorations, as well as assisted with crafts, food service, registration and clean up.
The client event, “Give Cancer the Boot,” was free to attend for cancer survivors, families and caregivers.
About Cancer Care Services
Cancer Care Services provides help and hope to cancer patients, survivors, their families and caregivers through direct financial, emotional, spiritual and social programs, services and activities. The agency assists cancer patients in Tarrant, Hood, and Parker Counties from diagnosis through survivorship and, if necessary, end-of-life issues.
Financial support includes assistance with cancer-related prescriptions, health insurance premiums, nutritional supplements, transportation, and medical equipment and supplies. Emotional programs include case management with a licensed social worker, as well as short-term counseling, support groups, wellness events and art/music therapy. In 2013, the agency served 6,688 clients and provided $523,308 in direct financial assistance.