Journal entry by Debbie Higgins — 9/7/2017

Did you know September is childhood Cancer Awareness month? I found out about childhood cancer on April 13th, 2007.
I never thought it would be my child or family, I’m sure you think the same thing, until it is your family.

Cancer changes people, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. For me, I believe I am a better person. I hope more desperately and I live more passionately. I have always been somone who loves to volunteer and make a difference in the world. Carson’s cancer and passing has motivated me even more to give back and make a difference. I NEED to carry on his memory and create a legacy.

Planning a memorial dinner and golf outing has been challenging, but more importantly very rewarding! I would not want anyone else to hear the dreaded words “Your child has cancer”, BUT I would love for every person to feel the amazing support and love our family has experienced over the last 10 years.

We are blessed to fill up 100 golfers within a few days of announcing the Carson Higgins Memorial Golf Outing. Kristi Capel is running over after the FOX8 morning show to Emcee in the morning and kick off the golfers. Paul Warfield, Brown’s Hall of Famer,Greg Pruitt former All American Browns Football player, and former Brown’s player Ben Davis will be golfing and supporting us!

We have had several people ask how they can help,so…

1. Come to dinner at Tre Belle anytime between 5-9PM
2. Come to Golf dinner at 5PM $40.00 RSVP needed
3. Sponsor, donate items, or make raffle baskets (liquor, spa, restaurant gift cards, etc.)
4. Volunteer: Saturday- 1:00 at Rosemont Country Club- putting gift bags and raffle baskets together

Monday- 8AM -11AM Help with registration
10:30AM – 4PM–help with golf games

Please Email me if you can help volunteer or donate:)

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For any questions please contact us at:
Cell (330) 931- 0291 or

Donate online at or send check to:
Kids4Kids Inc.
4279 Bridle Trail
Akron, OH 44333