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The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg Hosts Toy Drive

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(GETTYSBURG, PA, MARCH 16 – APRIL 2) – The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg will partner with the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation to host a “Toy Drive” event March 16 – April 2. Anyone who donates a toy or specialty item will receive discounts at participating Food Court restaurants as well an entry for a Prize Drawing.

The Outlet Shoppes will be hosting a Toy Drive Finale Event on April 2nd from 10am – 6pm for families and folks of all ages. Food Court activities include an art event with local artist Tim Smith, Jack’s Hard Cider Tastings, and the chance to meet Paw Patrol Mascots. Along with those activities, the Outlets invites you to join them outside for a petting zoo experience provided by Pine View Farm Fun and the PA Morgan Horse Club. HSWC Traveling Fosters will be holding a cat adoption event at Go! Calendars, Games, and Toys as well. This entire event has been based on the generosity of the community and the stores at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg working together to help and promote all of the wonderful work that the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation does every single day.

The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg is located at the intersection of Route 15 and Baltimore Street in historical Gettysburg, PA. Shopping hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information, visit our website at:

About Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation
Headquartered in New Oxford, PA, the Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation supports children under 18 and their families facing the hardships of cancer. The foundation performs acts of care and kindness through the following programs: Bear-Able Gifts (largest distributor of gifts to children with cancer in the U.S.); the Helping Hands Fund (provides emergency financial assistance to families); and Camp Scholarships (allows children in remission to reconnect with activities they love). With a national pediatric hospital partner network of 215+ locations, the foundation directly helps more than 16,000 children affected by cancer and their families every year. Please visit

More Than 8,000 Toys Sent to Children

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New Oxford, PA — February 18, 2017 —The continued generosity of individuals and corporations across the United States has allowed the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation’s (CCRF) Bear-Able Gift Program, to put smiles on the faces of children living with cancer. Those smiles help to make the life of a child with cancer more bearable and hopeful while receiving treatment.

During the 1st quarter, the Bear-Able Gift Program delivered 8,061 toys and gifts to 29 hospitals across the country to help brighten the lives of 2,845 children living with cancer. Volunteers from Mt. Zion UMC, Girl Scout Troop 80285, and GFWC Mechanicsburg assisted the CCRF staff in packing and shipping each Bear-Able Gift!

The Bear-Able Gift Program distributes items such as games, toys, crayons, coloring books, video games, puzzles, books and teddy bears — all kinds of things that make children smile — to hospitals and oncology centers across the country. The program makes CCRF the largest supplier of gifts to children in North America who have cancer. It relies solely on donations of new and unwrapped toys.

“The continued generosity of individuals and corporations throughout the country is helping put smiles on the faces of boys and girls bravely battling cancer,” said Greg Anderson, founder of Harrisburg, PA-based CCRF. “That support has enabled us to continue to increase the number of children we touch through our Bear-Able gifts program, and for that, we are deeply appreciative.”

There are a number of ways in which individuals and businesses can help support CCRF’s Bear-Able Gift Program; they include sponsoring a toy drive or raising or donating funds. For more information, please visit, or contact us at


CCRF Kicks-Off Holidays with Toy Drives

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NEW OXFORD, PA - Many children and their families will spend the holidays in the hospital fighting the battle against cancer.  In our continued efforts to bring hope and joy to the pediatric cancer patients, the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF) will host holiday toy drives with WINK 104 and NASH FM 106.7 at the Capital City Mall, and HOT 93.5 at the Harrisburg and Hanover locations of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet.

“The holiday season is especially difficult for young cancer patients and their families,” explained Greg Anderson, founder of New Oxford, PA-based CCRF. “A simple donation of a coloring book or stuffed animal can truly make a difference and put a smile on a child’s face.”wink

On Friday, December 2, WINK 104 will hold a holiday toy drive to benefit CCRF that delivers toys to more than 16,000 children diagnosed with cancer across the nation. The drive will be held at Capital City mall in Camp Hill, PA from 12 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sue Campbell from the morning show will broadcast from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Hollywood Heffelfinger will take over from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.! Stop to show your support for children battling cancer this holiday season, and enter for your chance to win TSO tickets!


NASH FM 106.7 is partnering with CCRF to hold a holiday toy drive on Friday, December 9 at the Capital City Mall in Camp Hill, PA. We are excited to have NASH FM 106.7’s on-air personality Chachi  broadcast live at the Capital City Mall from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stop to show your support for children battling cancer this holiday season, and enter for your chance to win concert tickets!


hotFor the first time, HOT 93.5 will be partnering with CCRF on Friday, December 16th to host a holiday toy drive at Ollie’s Bargain outlet in Harrisburg and Hanover from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Donations of new and unwrapped toys will be accepted at all locations and will all go to children battling cancer. Stop by one of our holiday toy drives with anything ranging from new art supplies, DVDs, puzzles, board games, Legos, coloring books, craft kits, books, and so much more. The simple act of making a donation at one of our three toy drives will make many children’s days so much better.


Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc. has hosted toy drives for the past FOUR years. This will be our first year holding toy drives at the Capital City Mall and we are looking forward to breaking last year’s records with the addition of our new location! Through the support of businesses like Ollie’s and the Capital City Mall, we have been able to deliver more toys and smiles to children battling cancer than ever before!

To learn more about the programs and services offered by CCRF, visit and check out our Central Pennsylvania map that shows area businesses that are also hosting toy drives where you can stop by and drop off a toy.  You can also email for more information on how to get involved.


Founded by a stage IV lung cancer survivor in 1990, Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF) is an IRS recognized 501(c) (3) charitable organization, serving children under age 18. With a national pediatric-hospital partner network of 215+ locations, the Foundation directly helped more than 16,000 children affected by cancer in 2015.

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Renewal by Andersen Hosts Ice Cream Social at Camp Can Do!

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Screen Shot 2016-08-19 at 1.08.23 PMOn Friday, August 12, a group of Renewal by Andersen employees made the trip to Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania with a very special delivery for the campers of Camp Can do.

An ice cream sundae bar and soft pretzels greeted the campers as they exited their afternoon activities. Renewal by Andersen staff helped serve the treats and interacted with the children. While nearly every child would be thrilled to be enjoying ice cream while at summer camp, these campers were especially happy – and there’s a good reason for that!

Camp Can Do serves children who have been diagnosed with cancer, and allows the kids to be themselves, have fun, and forget about their cancer diagnosis. During the week, campers enjoyed all the fun summer activities you would expect a child to be doing – swimming, hiking, games and more. But at Camp Can Do, these activities are anything but “normal,” they are a welcome distraction from the thoughts of cancer, treatments, hospitals and feeling sick. The kids are truly able to be kids for a week!

Best of all, Camp Can Do is a place where campers can find support and make friendships with other kids who are going through a similar experience. For once, they feel “normal” when it’s likely been a long time since they have felt that way.

Camp Can Do and Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation are wonderful resources in our community! Renewal by Andersen is honored to have the opportunity to support their efforts and to help give the kids something to smile about. And what better way to accomplish that than with a little bit of ice cream?

Read more about Renewal by Andersen’s partnership with Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation on our blog.

Catskill Mountain Cycling Challenge to Support CCRF

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20150919_090150-01Arkville, NY — August 1o, 2016 — The Catskill Recreation Center is pleased to announce that the second annual Catskill Mountain Cycling Challenge will take place on Sunday, September 4. Cyclists can choose from one of four scenic routes (29, 55, 62, and 103 miles) in the beautiful Western Catskills. New this year, the 62-mile ride will feature the 26-mile unpaved Catskill Scenic Trail, and children’s activities will be held at CRC during the rides. All participating riders receive a free t-shirt, lunch, and day pass to CRC.

This year’s benefiting organization is the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation, headquartered in Harrisburg, PA. CCRF supports children under 18 and their families facing the hardships of cancer and performs acts of care and kindness through a series of programs. With a national pediatric hospital partner network of more than 210 locations, CCRF directly helps more than 16,000 children and their families every year ( Jocelyn Davis, Executive Director at CCRF, graciously welcomes the support, “On behalf of CCRF and those we serve, thank you for helping us to carry out our programming with such a great event.”

The event’s partners also include Overlook Mountain Bicycles of Woodstock and the Catskill Revitalization Corporation. Overlook will again be supporting riders with refreshments and mechanical assistance, while the Catskill Revitalization Corp welcomes riders to the Catskill Scenic Trail, which appeals to “gravel grinder” enthusiasts as it rolls along the East and West Branches of the Delaware River. Says the Corp’s Executive Director Dave Riordan, “We are excited to partner with the Catskill Recreation Center, and I am sure this year’s event will build a greater appreciation of the Catskill Scenic Trail, one of Delaware County’s greatest outdoor adventures.”

20150919_090827-01Entry fees for all rides are $40 until September 3; $45 the day of registration. Family members of riders may enjoy the CRC facilities at half price, which includes the use of an indoor pool and a fully equipped exercise room. Child care is also available for the 29-, 55-, and 62-mile rides. To register and view all event information, please visit Riders are encouraged to enter the fundraising contest by downloading the pledge sheet from the website. Awards will be given to the top three fundraisers.

The Catskill Mountain Cycling Challenge is part of a series of ongoing events that celebrate the excitement of cycling in the region and support tourism. “We are thrilled to be able to bring cyclists together to enjoy the top-notch riding this region offers and to have the opportunity to assist the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation,” says Becky Manning, Executive Director of the Catskill Recreation Center.