Dear Friends of 12 Oaks,
We wanted to share some exciting news …
Recently, the board of Twelve Oaks Foundation voted to pursue a merger with Cal’s Angels, a nonprofit (501c3) pediatric cancer foundation based in the western suburbs of Illinois. The 12 Oaks founders (Steve and Julie) have known the Cal’s Angels founders for many years and are extremely excited about this new partnership. We feel very confident that this partnership with Cal’s will allow us to reach MORE kids with MORE funds MORE quickly.
Cal’s Angels is named after Cal Sutter, a 13 year old boy (much like Matt) whose life was cut short by cancer 3 years before we lost Matt. Stacey and Tom Sutter founded Cal’s to provide Wishes, Awareness and Research in support of pediatric cancer patients. Cal’s has a unique relationship with Lurie’s Children’s Hospital in Chicago and through their connections have helped more than 300 kids last year alone. Cal’s long had wanted to start a program consistent with what we do at Twelve Oaks, by helping siblings and cancer patients in support of the activities they love. They recognized the strength of our mission and deep community support and are extremely excited to take over the administration of 12 Oaks programs.
We are excited to announce that as of July 1, 2018, the 12 Oaks Program will merge into the Cal’s Angels Pediatric Support Foundation. All inquiries as well as applications for grants will be processed through Cal’s Angels.
Full details and applications will be found under the Programs sections of the Cal’s Angels website.