Published on January 1st, 2018 | by Publisher, Natural Awakenings New Mexico0
5th Annual Kids Supporting Kids Benefit
Kids Supporting Kids New Mexico (KSK-NM) presents Superheroes: a Benefit for the UNM Pediatric Integrative Care Fund being held February 3 at the Hiland Theatre in Albuquerque. The 5th annual gala performance fundraiser will feature performances by over 200 local youth artists at 6:30 p.m. followed by a cocktail reception and dance party.
“When a pediatric patient is fighting through illness or injury, there can be a pain and sickness component that is not always addressed by conventional medical care,” explains KSK-NM Founding Director, David Lang. “By incorporating integrative medicine modalities like acupuncture, massage and other complementary and alternative medicine services, providers at the UNM Center for Life are able to assist in the treatment of the whole child to support their healing process.”
Unfortunately, says Lang, not all integrative services are paid by the patient’s insurance benefits. Through the UNM Center for Life’s initiative, KSK-NM, funds are raised to provide integrative medical services for children fighting cancer, blood disorders, and other life-threatening ailments that families normally cannot afford.
The secondary benefit of the initiative is to create community engagement and allow young people to help support their peers fighting and thriving through illness through the performing and visual arts.All donations are tax-deductible. The School’s financial statement is available upon request.
Cost: $25 for performance/$50 for performance and gala. Location: 4804 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque. For more information, visit KidsSupportingKidsnm.com or Facebook.com/