Kacey Lynn Fund
Kacey Lynn was a five-year-old girl who battled cancer for four and a half years. Tragically, Kacey Lynn lost her battle and died at McMaster Hospital in June 1988. The financial hardship placed on the family highlighted the need for a program to help cover some of the costs incurred as a result of childhood illnesses.
In 1995 a Trust Fund was established in Kacey-Lynn's name to assist her family and other low-income families in Welland, Port Colborne, and Pelham. This program has expanded and now families with sick or disabled children in all other areas in the Niagara Region can receive assistance.
The Hope Centre administers this fund for the community.
Funds for the program are made possible through local fundraisers held during the year. To qualify to apply for this program families must meet the following criteria:
Families must be low income
Children must be between 0-18 years of age
Costs must not be provided by another agency
Requests must be submitted in writing
If you or someone you know is in need of this kind of assistance or if you wish to donate please call 905-788-0744 for details and assistance.