How are the funds used?
The Princess Warrior (PW) Foundation is a 501c3 organization that was started after Jane Fiemeyer died from Leukemia in 2012 just weeks before her 9th birthday. The PW Foundation was started to help raise awareness about childhood cancer and raise funds for families with kids fighting cancer; organizations such as CureSearch and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; and for other Jane-like activities.
We hold a 5K each year around Jane’s birthday because it was Jane's request before she died that we create a legacy 5K that would help raise money so that other kids and their families would not have to go through the pain she did. This year, because we are virtually we opened it up to include the entire Childhood Cancer Awareness Month of September.
The money raised from our Princess Warrior fundraising efforts, especially the (virtual or in-person) 5K Run, Walk, Roll, Stroll or Crawl is used for annual scholarship to a WDC graduating senior, gift cards and care packages for newly diagnosed families, Christmas gifts for cancer kids, multiple donations to organizations that we support, like CureSearch and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and we have given Buddy Benches to WDC and Bertha schools for their playgrounds to encourage friendship and being Jane-like.
Most recently we implemented a grant program that cancer families (or loved ones on their behalf) can apply for money to help them w/ financial burdens brought on by this nasty disease.