Historic Bethlehem Pike Give Back Program benefits For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation.
Barbara B’s Jewels, Scarlet Begonias, Boyd Antiques and Artwork by Anthe will offer refreshments and a portion of all proceeds will benefit the mission of For Pete’s Sake.
For Pete’s Sake was connected to the Give Back Program by Flourtown resident, Geoffrey Harden. Geoffrey partnered with the Historic Bethlehem Pike Give Back program to raise funds and awareness for For Pete’s Sake because he has a personal connection. His friend Rachel passed away at age 41 from cancer. During her treatment, FPS sent her, her husband, John and son, Oscar on a vacation to Florida. This October Geoffrey will run the Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon, his first 13.1 miler, in honor of Rachel and her family. Geoffrey knows just how much this trip meant to his friends and wants to help give another family a much-needed break from cancer where they can create wonderful, lasting family memories.
For fifteen years, For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation (FPS) has been dedicated to improving the lives of families battling cancer by providing respite vacations to adult cancer patients and their loved ones in safe and secure environments. For Pete’s Sake was established by Marci Bossow Schankweiler in 1999 in memory of her husband, Peter R. Bossow, Jr., whose heroic fifteen-month battle with cancer ended on September 1, 1999. Since its inception, FPS has served more than 5,500 patients and their families by providing respites to Florida, the Poconos, the Jersey Shore, the Carolinas, Maine and the Caribbean. For more information about FPS visit www.takeabreakfromcancer.org. For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation, a US-based 501(c)(3) organization, is funded entirely by charitable donations.