The funds raised will benefit local children’s pediatric oncology units to purchase the program. The program includes a 12-inch, soft Chemo Duck used for medical play therapy, a bilingual companion overview book, printable activity book and an educational cartoon DVD.
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"More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year," said Russ DiGilio, founder and CEO of Duck Donuts. "Through partnering with organizations such as Gabe's Chemo Duck Program, we are able to provide educational resources and a medical play therapy tool that offers huggable hope and comfort to the brave children who are fighting cancer."
Since 2017, Duck Donuts has raised over $140,000, providing programs to more than 3,000 families throughout 37 hospitals.