Foundation gives area children with cancer special holiday surprise

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Local children with cancer received a holiday surprise on Sunday.

The Pinky Swear Foundation hosted the all-star holiday to benefit local children with cancer.

The event had gifts, food and games.

Families at the event said the holiday season can be extra challenging, and they just want their children to celebrate like everyone else.

“This gives them some normalcy,” parent Shannon Norwood said. “They may have missed out on things day to day, parties and different things. This gives them an opportunity to feel a part.”

Since 2003, the Pinky Swear Foundation has helped raise more than $15 million for families with children with cancer.

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