Tracy’s Kids 2016 Annual Report

Our Tracy’s Kids 2016 Annual Report and Audit are here!  Read the stories of our bright, brave patients and the work that Tracy’s Kids has done in 2016 — including new sites in Virginia and Maryland!

“Society has a real obligation to deal with cancer, and especially among kids – and to have emotional support for them, not just medical support…  Tracy’s Kids gives families hope.” — Tom Brokaw, NBC News Correspondent and Cancer Survivor

Where Do Our Donations Go?

 We are especially proud that Tracy’s Kids offers so much impact with so little overhead. The percentage of our funds dedicated to delivering our services — 84% in 2016 — is well above industry norms.

12th Annual “And the Winner is…” Red Carpet Event Benefits Tracy’s Kids

 

We had a fabulous time on February 13, 2017  celebrating the movies, actors — and our REAL stars — our Tracy’s Kids patients and the art therapists who work with them!  Second Lady Karen Pence, a Tracy’s Kids board member, and Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill received the charity’s Courage Awards at the annual fundraiser.  

Among the crowd celebrating these heroes were: Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and his wife Marcelle Leahy, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), charity founder Matt Gerson and Comcast’s David Cohen.

12th Annual “And The Winner Is…” Red Carpet Event!

Join Tracy’s Kids on February 13, 2017 as we walk the red carpet before eating, drinking and then watching one of the seven nominated films that we will screen right in the heart of Hollywood’s award season.  Proceeds from the evening support Tracy’s Kids pediatric art therapy programs, which help young cancer patients cope with the emotional stress and trauma from cancer and its treatment.  

 

Thank you for making this work possible!

This note from the older brother of a former patient at DC’s Children’s National Medical Center is the best ‘thank you’ we can pass on to the friends and supporters who make our work possible —
Dear Tracy’s Kids, I just want to say thank you for creating this amazing program to help kids. The art therapy room was very helpful for me when my brother was going through stuff. So I can only imagine how much you all help kids every day. I hope this (contribution) helps to continue this amazing program.”
Click here to contribute to Tracy’s Kids.

“Tracy’s Kids is a refuge”

Tracy’s Kids is a refuge and needed distraction for families absorbing a flood of emotions.  In helping us navigate this traumatic period, you instilled invaluable coping skills and resilience that will remain with us well into the future.”

– Michael, the father of Jake, a two-year-old patient at Children’s National, Sept. 2016

See our 2015 Annual Report!

The Tracy’s Kids 2015 Annual Report describes a year of growth and continued impact.  Thanks to generous support from donors, Tracy’s Kids was able to provide nearly 10,000 art therapy sessions at five sites.  We opened a new site at Inova Fairfax Children’s Hospital, and we enjoyed celebrity visits from a famous artists, NFL and NHL players.  But, as usual, our inspiration comes from the amazing children we serve and their families!

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Click here to view the report: Tracy’s Kids Annual Report 2015

 

Tracy’s Kids’ Ability to Reach Adolescents

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at our San Antonio site explains how critical our Art Therapist is to adolescents in treatment:

“Adolescents see the Art Therapist as an adult who is “safe.”  She is different from a parent, doctor, or nurse and over time becomes a trusted friend.  The discretion and professionalism Courtney provides along with the therapy enables the teen to better cope with the illness and side effects, as well as the fears, separation from their social network, and concern for how the cancer is impacting their loved ones.”

Our 11th Annual Red Carpet Extravaganza Makes the News

Our 11th Annual “And the Winner is…Tracy’s Kids!” was featured on Comcast Newsmakers! Take a minute to learn more about how we help the children and families we serve from the kids themselves, their families, and community leaders.

The fundraiser was a great success, thanks in large part to our Courage Award Winners – Tom Brokaw, Representative Diana DeGette, Representative Fred Upton.

As Tom Brokaw said, “What you do at Tracy’s Kids is give those families hope, and those children hope, and there is no greater obligation that we have to one another than to do just that.” Thank you so much to our donors and to everyone who attended for helping us to continue our mission!

 

Tracy’s Kids 2014 Annual Report

The 2014 Annual Report is now available! 

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During 2014, Tracy’s Kids provided 11,014 art therapy sessions, made 20,581 patient contacts, and spent 561 hours in consultation with medical treatment teams all designed to help children with cancer address the emotional toll imposed by the disease and its treatment.

Included in the 2014 Annual Report art updates and photos from each of our programs, a review of some of our larger projects from the year, and the financial information from the fiscal year 2014.

You can access the report by clicking here.