Who They Are
The Dragonfly Foundation is a non-profit located in Cincinnati, Ohio, that was started by Christine Neitzke in 2010, after her 10 year old son was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Motivated by the lack of support some of Matt’s fellow pediatric cancer patients had in their lives, Christine, together with her best friend, created The Dragonfly Foundation. Today, Matt Neitzke is cancer-free and The Dragonfly Foundation has grown to support thousands and thousands.
What They Do
The Dragonfly Foundation delivers the best emotional, relational, and practical support systems for families affected by pediatric cancer.
While the fight for excellence in pediatric cancer treatment is important, but no less important is the commitment we must make to support the families that strive for fulfilling and complete lives during and after treatment. Though treatment may end, and illness may be cured or managed, the long-term effects of factors like internal group tension, familial isolation, post-traumatic stress, the anxiety of recurrence, and the emotional, physical and financial toll on the family unit often linger for years, yes years, to come. While the importance of quality healthcare is a common shared value, we must remember to offer families a holistic, uncompromising, fighting chance at well-being, which is the Dragonfly Foundation’s urgent, passionate mission.
The Dragonfly Foundation provides events, care packages, toys, gift cards, experiences, and so much more for families battling pediatric cancer.
How You Can Help
Make our dragonflies smile and know they are not alone!
Our $1,000 donation will go towards getting families out to create special memories together by going to the Zoo, Aquarium, Kings Island, out to eat and many other places.
There are so many way to help with this foundation- care packages, event tickets, donations. Click the link below if you would like to help out with this Best Ever Cause!