Sharon Snyder started the Kisses for Kyle Foundation back in 1998 in memory of her first son, Kyle. Diagnosed with Leukemia just 3 weeks before his 2nd birthday, Kyle lost his life to the disease just eight months later. Several years after his passing, a memorial fund in Kyle’s name became the Kisses for Kyle Foundation.
This non- profit organization supports families of children battling cancer, in the Delaware Valley. One in every 330 children will develop cancer. While Kisses for Kyle cannot take away the diagnosis, they can help alleviate the added stresses by providing financial assistance and special experiences the entire family can cherish. It is their mission to make a positive impact on local families fighting the same fight they fought, and in Kyle’s beautiful memory.
Kisses for Kyle provides support for the entire family from the time of diagnosis to completion of treatment. Their support covers bills, mortgage, rent, utilities, automobile, food, gas, funeral expenses and more. They also provide gift cards and certificates, special experiences, gift giving program, as well as an annual wish list drive, hosting parties and bringing families together in a variety of ways. After 11 years, Sharon Snyder is proud to say that she and her organization have helped hundreds of local families in her son’s name.
To learn more about this organization, visit their website, www.kissesforkyle.org Find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter: @Kissesforkyle