Senior Public Relations Representative Mark Saunders knows firsthand how much Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charities mean to those battling life-threatening illnesses. His granddaughter, Eve Griffith, is now cancer free after treatments made possible through charitable organizations.
When Eve was 2 years old, she was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms tumor, a cancer of the kidneys typically found in children. Only five percent of children diagnosed with bilateral Wilms tumor have more than one tumor in each kidney, but Eve had 13 tumors between the two. She underwent months of aggressive chemotherapy before having surgery to remove her right kidney and part of her left.
During her treatments, Eve received help from organizations that raise funds for cancer research.
“The CFC touched my family’s life, and that’s why I encourage employees everywhere to contribute. Children with cancer need your voice. Let them hear it through your donation,” he said.
The CFC allows federal employees to donate to more than 18,000 non-profit organizations through payroll deductions or one-time donations. Employees can make CFC contributions through December 15.