Before she died, Catie helped set up the foundation as part of her vision to help other children battle cancer, and to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for their families.
The foundation meets the needs of families of children who are in treatment for cancer. That includes providing basic essentials many people don't think about until they face a crisis: gas and food cards and money for housing, emergency financial assistance, movie passes and Kids Cash (money to take a day off from the hospital and have some fun). The foundation seeks to alleviate some of the immense burdens facing sick children and their families.
The Catie Hoch Foundation has established these assistance programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and Albany Medical Center.
For more information about the new endowment or the Catie Hoch Foundation, visit www.catiehochfoundation.org. ""