The mission of the Anna Schindler Foundation is to provide emotional and financial support to families fighting childhood cancer in the Inland Northwest while raising awareness of this disease.
(left: Kaine, dx AT/RT, forever 2)
Please join us for the 4th Annual Anna’s Homes Gala on May 16th at the Davenport Grand Hotel to provide out-of-town families with housing during their child’s cancer treatment at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. Event and Sponsorship Information
Why We Help
When a child is diagnosed, a family is diagnosed…
Due to our personal experience of having a child with cancer we understand families going through childhood cancer treatment face loss of income and family displacement for weeks, months, sometimes years. There is increased financial need and stress due to child’s illness and treatment. The Anna Schindler Foundation works to advocate for these families during their crisis.
What We Do
We assist every family that has a child diagnosed in the area. Each family receives meal cards while inpatient at the hospital. We endeavor to defray travel, grocery, medical, living and even burial expenses that is incurred because of a sick child. Our goal is to lighten the load for every childhood cancer family.
It started as a dream of the Anna Schindler Foundation to provide temporary housing, Anna’s Homes, for pediatric oncology families who are from outlying areas but must stay in Spokane for treatment. With the help of the community, Anna’s Homes have become a reality and provide out-of-town childhood cancer families with a “home away from home” during their treatment at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.
In the United States, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer daily. Cancer remains to be the number one cause for death by disease in America. In 2017, 44 families heard the words “your child has cancer” in the Inland Northwest. As a community, it is our duty to be aware of this epidemic and make a difference.
Anna Schindler was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma (liver cancer) on January 27, 2010. She underwent chemotherapy, and on May 5 skilled surgeons removed 70% of her liver that contained a large tumor. Pathology reports came back that Anna had hepatoblastoma and yolk sac cancer. 1 in 1 million children suffer from hepatoblastoma – even rarer is a child with both.