Mission Statement: To help provide therapeutic socks, moisturizing socks, and fun krazy socks to cancer patients and caregivers. These socks will help cancer patients with their needs, boost their spirits, put a smile on their face and help them feel more at home while undergoing treatment. Our goal is to continue to provide these socks to at least one Children's Miracle Network Hospital in all states on a regular bases, as requested by the hospitals and keep growing to include Hope Lodges and cancer facilities for all age groups. To involve today's youth in volunteer work. This
volunteer work will enrich their life as well as help "Put a smile on the face of a cancer patient,
one pair at a time."
VOLUNTEER: Through participation in S.O.C.K.S., Inc. as a volunteer you become active in your community. Community service is vital to our society. This type of service alleviates or reduces the cost of services our government needs to provide. There is a sense of satisfaction one receives when supporting their community. They can be proud of their self and take pride in helping. We believe adults and children regardless of age or gender need this exposure to community service. This can be through positive activities encouraged with our sock drives. Having an active community that inspires and supports family involvement with community service is also beneficial. Most students who are successful are actively involved in community service. These students are self-confident with goals and aspirations for their future, and they will become a positive member of society. These hours also count as volunteer hours many schools require for scholarships.
EDUCATION: You can promote cancer education while hosting sock drives too. Representatives from the various cancer organizations often welcome an opportunity to educate citizens about cancer and what their organization offers for support. This list is not complete , but a sampling of cancer awareness by months and the colors are just a representation of the cancer ribbons for each type, please research for more complete information. January, National Cervical Cancer month: February, National Cancer prevention month, National Gall Bladder and Bile Duct Awareness month: March, Colorectal Cancer month and Nutrition month: April, National Testicular Cancer Awareness month, Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness week, National Minority Cancer Awareness week, National Cancer Control month: May, Brain Tumor Awareness month, Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention month, Cancer Research month, National Women's Checkup week: June Men's Health/Cancer Awareness month, National Cancer Survivor Day: July, Bladder Cancer Awareness month, Sarcoma Awareness week: , September, Childhood Cancer Awareness month, Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month, Leukemia Awareness month, Hodgkin's Lymphoma Awareness month, Multiple Myeloma Awareness month, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, Thyroid Cancer Awareness month, National Prostate Cancer Awareness month: October, National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Liver Cancer awareness month: November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Neuroendocrine Tumor Day ,Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
For a listing of cancer organizations copy and paste this into your browser : http://www.cancer.net/coping-and-emotions/managing-emotions/finding-support-and-information/general-cancer-groups
S.O.C.K.S., Inc. 10000 McKendree Road, San Antonio, Florida 33576 352-206-4059
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