Kids Kicking Cancer is an organization that provides weekly classes for sick children, both inpatient and outpatient, in the mind-body techniques found in the martial arts. Their mission is “to ease the pain of very sick children while empowering them to heal physically, spiritually and emotionally.”
They emphasize relaxation and mental imagery, and skill each student according to his or her capabilities to engage in breathing, meditation, and active karate exercises. They also instruct the parents, siblings and the medical personnel in these methods. Their instructors are invited to accompany their students and further assist them in the hospital rooms and clinics as they undergo painful procedures such as spinal taps and bone marrow aspirations.
In 2010, KKC faces the same challenges so many charities do in these hard financial times as they strive to continue offer their programs nationwide to children with cancer. Any donation is appreciated and helps to continue these important programs from the kids.
POWER, PEACE, PURPOSE
Below, Gerry shows his support for the mission of Kids Kicking Cancer by reciting their mantra:
The Gerard Butler Dot Net Charity Group is proud to sponsor activities, donation drives and merchandise sales to benefit KKC and the children.
Donations to support the mission of Kids Kicking Cancer can be made here.
All donations are tax deductible.
Kids Kicking Cancer was founded by Rabbi/Professor Elimelech Goldberg, who is both a black belt in the martial arts and a father who lost his first child to cancer in 1983. He is also a Clinical Asst. Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Wayne State University Medical School. Rabbi G (as he is fondly called by his students) created the Kids Kicking Cancer program after serving for 12 years as the Director of a New York based summer camp for children with cancer.