As Valentine’s Day approaches, a brave teenager would love to have your support. Penny Valentine for Brooke, a YouCaring cancer fundraising campaign, is raising money for cancer patient Brooke Foster, who is battling a rare form of bone cancer.
Just before her 16th birthday last year, Brooke received a diagnosis of stage 4 osteosarcoma. After a grueling year of surgery and conventional treatment, she and her family found out in December that the cancer had grown significantly. In January, they embarked on an alternative cancer treatment that is not covered by health insurance.
Far from home and loved ones in Texas, Brooke is temporarily residing in Los Angeles for the course of treatment. Her dad, John Foster, flies there each weekend to be with her. The Foster family needs help to cover the costs of treatment, along with travel and living expenses during her treatment in California.
Crowdfunding for Brooke’s Medical Bills
Will you help Brooke and her family with a contribution to her cause? It’s quick and easy to make donations and post messages of support by visiting Brooke’s fundraiser page.
To date, the campaign has raised over $14,800 toward a goal of $40,000. With your help, her goal could be fully funded by Valentine’s Day!
Spread the Love: Share Brooke’s Cancer Fundraising Story
Brooke talked about how much messages of support brighten her days during a January news interview with CBS DFW:
“Words of encouragement really do help us a lot, and it makes everything better.”
You can help Brooke by sending words of encouragement, and introducing her cause to your social network so that more people can get involved in lending support. Make it easy for them to learn more and contribute support by featuring a link to this blog post or Brooke’s cancer fundraising page.
Use the hashtag #FightLikeBrooke to share your message for Brooke immediately.
Penny Valentines to Help with Medical Bills
Family friend Tracy Gleason started Penny Valentine for Brooke to invite people to mail valentines to Brooke from around the world. It’s one of the sweetest and unique fundraising ideas we’ve seen to help with medical bills. Here’s what to do:
- Write a valentine to Brooke with an inspirational message or drawing.
- Include a penny to wish her good luck.
- Mail it to this address: Brooke Foster c/o John Foster | 112 Manchester Drive | Waxahachie, TX 75165
In addition to penny valentines, we hope you’ll take the fast and easy route of using Brooke’s cancer fundraising page to make a donation and post an encouraging message. That way, it will definitely arrive by Valentine’s Day!