Lisa, Becky and Roger
On June 30th, the QLF hosted a "Red, White and Blue Luncheon" for all the families of pediatric patients. The weather was beautiful and we were able to have it outside in the 6Long Courtyard behind the playroom at UCSF. As we know from our extensive hospital experience with Quincy, a breath of fresh air and a comforting break from treatment, is one of the best things you can offer an inpatient family. Specialty sandwiches, chips and drinks, plus homemade cookies and cupcakes baked by Quincy's girlfriends, Christina and Natalie Deveraux, Julia Karczewski, Megan McSweeney, and Lauren Devine were enjoyed by everyone! All families also received gift bags packed with fun and functional items for their hospital stays and beyond.
"Eat pie - fight cancer," was Alex Ackerman's 8th grade community - service project for the QLF. Alex, a student at Athenian School in Danville, CA, has a knack for making apple pies from scratch (crust included!). He decided to sell pies to raise money for the 4th of July Luncheon that the Quincy Lee Foundation was hosting for all the families of pediatric patients at UCSF. Due to an overwhelming positive response to his request, he needed to recruit several buddies and family members for a day of pie making. That evening, 15 warm apple pies were delivered to some very happy customers. Alex also contacted the SF Giants Baseball team to see if they could contribute to the UCSF event. The SF Giants organization generously donated banners, bracelets and baseballs that put smiles on many faces at the hospital! Thank you Alex for all your efforts!