Okizu, whose mission is to help all members of families affected by childhood cancer to heal through peer support, respite, mentoring, and recreational programs, is pleased to announce Dr. Stuart Kaplan as our new Executive Director. Dr. Kaplan, who most recently was the Director of Pediatric Services for Veritas Collaborative in Durham, North Carolina, has […]
Jop Opening: Director of Volunteer Services Do you love bringing people together for a really good cause? Do you want to help send children affected by childhood cancer to summer camp? Okizu is a peer support and recreation program for Northern California families affected by childhood cancer. In the summer we run week-long camping programs […]
Are you or a loved one 70½ years or older and looking to reduce some of your taxable income for 2018? Are you in a position that requires you to take money out of your IRA before the end of the year? Would you like to help support Okizu and the families that are dealing with […]
Former SIBS Camper, Hanna Malak was honored as a finalist in The San Francisco 49ers Community Quarterback Award Program which recognizes volunteers who demonstrate leadership, dedication, and a commitment to bettering the San Francisco Bay Area. The list of his contributions to Okizu is immense and we are so grateful for his dedication to the Okizu campers […]
Sacramento Financial Advisor Earns National Recognition for Philanthropy Pat Henry is a Finalist in the 2018 Invest in Others Awards Newton, MA – July 16, 2018 – Pat Henry, Financial Advisor of Hanson McClain Advisors in Sacramento, CA has been announced as one of three national finalists for the Volunteer of the Year Award as […]
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OKIZU ANNOUNCES MILLION DOLLAR DONATION FROM DR. ART AND DEBBIE ABLIN FOR MATCHING GIFT CAMPAIGN: HELP US OWN OUR HOME AND SEND KIDS TO CAMP OKIZU “When you invest in Okizu, you receive incredible dividends. Not the kind of dividends that are deposited in your bank account but the kind that are deposited in your […]
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re honoring the Okizu campers and their families with an exciting matching gift opportunity! Starting August 15th, you can triple your impact. For every dollar you give, Okizu gets three! All donations up to $200,000 will be matched by generous matching gifts. Every dollar raised will be […]
In 1981, I met Art for the first time. He had just completed a Family House for UCSF patients. I wanted to start a camp for children with cancer, and the medical community was already considering a similar program. Art explained to me that the medical staff, like himself, would all volunteer and they only […]