Statistics can make an impact on our lives, thoughts and actions. For example, reading the American Cancer Society’s 2019 reports for 34,220 total projected new cancer diagnosis for Wisconsin and a projected 11,730 deaths this year, is jolting. Having those numbers hit close to home, or at home, is heartbreaking and life changing, for everyone involved. For some of us, this propels us into action. This is how Koss Family Foundation was established, paying it forward to a community that helped in a time of need. We soon expanded to provide that assistance state wide.
This past week, we at KossFF lost friends to this horrible disease, our friends lost a family member and friend, a young boy at a local schools had a recurrence of their disease, and a past client had complications from the disease and treatment. No one goes unaffected by a cancer diagnosis.
Cancer affects every person you know in one way or another. I have given talks at community civic groups and asked for a show of hands if someone in their circle of friends and family was diagnosed. Not many hands are left folded in laps.
We are a team of volunteers dedicated to helping people fighting this ugly disease, just as we helped those in our own personal circles. We cannot do it alone. We need your help. We need you on our team, to join forces with us. To help us make the lives of cancer patients a little easier by helping with their mortgage, gas to get them to their treatment, or groceries for their families.
There are many easy ways to do this. We look forward to you being a part of our team.