Local Foundation receives large donation

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The moment the cheque was handed over - provided by Celia Bychko.

A local foundation which raises money so families can be home with their kids during their childhood fight against cancer, has received a big boost.

The Kayge Fighters Against DIPG Foundation right here in Sault Ste. Marie received a $10,000 check from Debbie Bolton, CEO of Norwex.

“The Norwex Foundation for a Brighter Future. Since the inception of our charitable giving program in 2013, Norwex has donated more than $1 Million to consultant-nominated charitable organizations across the globe,” said Celia Bychko.

The cheque – photo provided by Celia Bychko.

Bychko is an ADSB teacher and a consultant for Norwex. She was the individual who nominated this foundation for the funds. As such she received the cheque with members from the foundation joining her Friday at The Mill.

“Norwex’s mission is about improving quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in homes. I felt that Kayge’s foundation aligned with the mission because the money will go towards improving quality of life for other families impacted by DIPG,” said Bychko in a follow-up with Saultonline. “It can help families with medical expenses like wheelchairs, specialty foods, travel expenses, and they also donate to research.”

The organization was originally started to help raise money for the family of Kayge Fowler as they incurred expenses in his fight against DIPG, a terminal type of brain cancer. It has since pivoted to this new purpose.

Kayge lost his battle May 31, 2019 and now the foundation has moved to helping other families.

Stay with SaultOnline as we continue to bring you more information on fundraisers in Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding area.

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