The Toby Keith Foundation has been helping children with cancer since 2006. They’ve taken their mission even further by launching a new project called OK Kids Korral. OK Kids Korral will be a home-away-from-home for children undergoing treatment for cancer. “There are few prospects more devastating than ﬁnding out that your child has been diagnosed with cancer, said foundation director Juliet Nees-Bright. Imagine hearing that and then realizing that your best treatment facility is hours from your home.” OK Kids Korral will help alleviate some of the ﬁnancial, physical and emotion toll put on families as they travel to and from treatment.
The groundbreaking is scheduled for later this spring and will take about 15 to 18 months to construct. The Korral home will feature 12 overnight suites and 4 daytime suites as well as an indoor playroom, theatre, community dining room, 4 neutropenic suites and many more amenities designed to create a relaxing haven for children and their families. The Korral will allow families and their children to focus on the most important thing – getting well.
The Toby Keith Foundation is currently working on their biggest fundraiser, The Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic. At that event last year, Toby Keith received his a one-of-a-kind motorcycle, built by Dar & his team, to help in their fundraising efforts. Since then, the bike took 6th place in the World Championships of Custom Bike Building in its class and is on display at OKC Thunder Cycles. “With Thunder Run approaching, we think we’ve found the perfect opportunity for the bike,” said Nees-Bright. The organizers of Thunder Run have generously offered to help sell chances to WIN this unique bike built by Brass Balls Cycles. Tickets will be sold for $10 each and one person will ride away with the only Toby Keith Foundation motorcycle that exists. People may enter online at www.tobykeithfoundation.org and inside the lobby of OKC Thunder Cycles on Memorial Road. Chances will also be sold during Thunder Run from March 31 – April 2, 2012.
“We are in the fundraising stage for the project and we look forward to partnering with corporations and individuals across our state,” stated Nees-Bright. Thanks to people like Reggie Whitten, Dar Holdsworth of Darwin Motorcycles and the organizers of Thunder Run, The Toby Keith Foundation is one step closer to opening their doors to children with cancer.
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