Wii Game System Donation

A Wii gaming system along with some games and accessories. One of many donations made by the foundation to the University of Arizona Oncology Clinic in Stephen’s name.

 

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Goals & Accomplishments: Update

We have completed all 96 rooms at UMC’s Diamond Children’s Center. Every room is equiped with a PS3, games and extra controls and movies.

All of the rooms on the 3rd floor Pediatric Hematology Oncology are also equipped with either a Wii, PS3 or XBox system. Each room will also include games, movies, and extra controls.

We also stocked the Hemo/Onco ward with snacks, juice and water for the patients and their families. It can get expensive to go down to the cafe for the basics.

The Foundation donates games, movies, gift cards and toys so the patients can be recognized when they have had a treatment or a proceedure. These gift cards are purchased from:

McDonald’s
Subway
Starbucks
Target
Best Buy
Boson Market
Coldstone Creamery

The toys we purchased:

Barbies
Hot Wheels
Coloring books
Crayons
Markers
YoYos
Play Dough
Silly Puddy

Stephen A. Placencia Soccer Field Dedication

Stephen has always been a beautiful soul and his way of life is the inspiration for many people. His love of life people and soccer is what lead to the pursuit of having a soccer field named in his honor. Stephen learned the game of soccer and played many games at Lincoln Park, so it seemed an appropriate choice to have renamed.

With the help of many people who signed petitions, workers from the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department and support from Councilwoman Shirley Scott’s office a unanimous vote was received from Mayor and Council. On November 6, 2010 the soccer fields at Lincoln Park were dedicated to Stephen and renamed the “Stephen A. Placencia Soccer Fields”.

 

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Our Goals & Accomplishments

Accomplishments

The Kick Cancer For Stephen Foundation began in February of 2009. Our focus and our purpose was clear from the beginning due to the strong desires of our motivator, Stephen A. Placencia. The foundation will continue to keep Stephen’s desires as our focus.

The foundation has hosted various events including:

  • 3V3 Soccer Tournaments
  • 4th of July FreedomRuns
  • Golf Tournament
  • and various raffles

With funds raised during these events the foundation was able to fulfill one of its on-going goals, to provide age appropriate activities for teenage cancer patients. Donations continue to be made to the University of Arizona’s Oncology Center in Tucson, Arizona.

Goals

The Foundation has committed to placing a gaming system in every room at the new Diamond Center at University Medical Center, starting with pediatric oncology rooms, of which there are 21 rooms.

The Foundation has identified two specific entities, the Ronald McDonald House in Tucson, Az and the Family House in Pittsburgh, PA, where the Placencia’s stayed during Stephen’s hospital stays, to receive donations.

Stephen’s experiences and beliefs have led to some long term goals identified by the Kick Cancer For Stephen Foundation.

Stephen believed the rain forrest should be explored to help find a cure for cancer, the foundation would like to sponsor research in that area.

The Foundation is exploring the possibility of having a theatre room at the new Diamond Center at University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. Having a theatre at the Diamond Center would enable those undergoing treatment to have the option of viewing first run movies even when their treatment dictates that they remain at the center.

It is also a goal of the Foundation to set up a house near University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, to provide meals and lodging for families of patients of University Hospital.

We began these endeavors through the motivation of one very courageous young man, Stephen A. Placencia. We ask you join us in continuing his fight. The Foundation members and our many supporters have made it possible to achieve what we have so far. Our commitment is to continue reaching higher to achieve the goals inspired by Stephen.

An example of the donations made by the Kick Cancer for Stephen Foundation (to the University of Arizona’s Oncology Center):

  • LCD Flat Screen TVs
  • Gaming Systems
  • Xbox Systems
  • Playtstation 2
  • Playstation 3
  • Wii Systems
  • Various game, movies, controllers, extra batteries, gift cards
  • Snacks and drinks for the clinic

   

1st Annual 3v3 Soccer Tournament

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The first annual Kick Cancer For Stephen Foundation 3 v 3 soccer was held on June 26th and 27th. It was a huge success and we hope to see all teams and more back out again next year. Thank you to all who participated.

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