The Paxton Andrews Foundation hosted over 150 faithful friends, supporters, and sponsors at our 5th Annual Gold Gala. On February 17th, 2018, PaxLovers helped us fulfill our mission to surround children and families in their fight against cancer with love, by gathering at SURG on the Water. The evening was as successful as it was powerful.
In the past five years, PAX has provided more than $250,000 to children with a cancer diagnosis in Southeastern Wisconsin. While each child’s experience with childhood cancer is unique – the challenges they face and the stressors placed upon the family are daugtingly similar. Our hope is to ease some of the mind-numbing burden that comes along with receiving a childhood cancer diagnosis. In turn, allowing parents to focus on what is most important; their child and the family unit as a whole.
PAX is evermore grateful to the Gold Gala corporate sponsors. The generosity of Mangold Creative, Damage Control, InCheck and Urns Unlimited allowed PAX to allocate the proceeds from the event to provide support for countless families as they fight through the chaos of childrenhood cancer.
The contributions raised through auctions and private contributions gave PAX the ability to establish a new goal. Each year, the HOT unit staff at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin cares for an estimated 300 children in active treatment for a cancer diagnosis. They anticipate 100 of those children will be newly diagnosed patients. This year, PAX would like to ensure that each child diagnosed with cancer at CHW of Wisconsin is touched by Paxton’s life spark – in the form of a financial grant.
Last but not least, we remain forever indebted to the beautiful, blue-eyed, little boy who continues to inspire the very best in each of us. Paxton Bowe, we are humbly honored to serve as your ambassadors (and your biggest fans) in helping to spread your magical life-spark. We hope we do you proud.