Make a difference in the lives of children fighting pediatric cancer in Western New York
Kids Make a difference in the lives of children fighting pediatric cancer in Western New York PUNT Fund PUNT Fund PUNT Fund

What We Do...

Cancer changes everything. And the ripple effect in that diagnosis for a child is incomprehensible and catastrophic. You can't give that child the one assurance they need...that it will all be OK. One parent often stops working and an income is gone. Siblings feel like they don't matter anymore.  Life suddenly centers around painful treatments, infections, scans, counts, hospital stays. There is a tidal wave of hardship--physically, financially and emotionally.

Over the past year, P.U.N.T. has paid for rent, auto payments, a furnace, funerals, airfare, and tax bills. We have granted final wishes and provided precious family memories for kids that have not made it and those still fighting. We adopted 17 local families in treatment for the holidays, fulfilling wish lists for every single family member. We have distributed thousands of dollars in gas and grocery cards, hospital and cafeteria vouchers. We have given kids in active treatment and their families the exhilarating experience of attending a Buffalo Bills home game in the safety of our private suite. We have hosted our second annual Remembrance Weekend to offer bereaved families hope and healing in the wake of their loss to pediatric cancer. We work directly with staff at both Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Women & Children’s Hospitals to ensure the dollars we raise get channeled where they are most needed and they rely on us daily to provide them with tools to help these families.

We are here so families know they don't walk this journey alone. Will you help us in that quest? This Foundation runs six distinct family-centered programs all created to help ease their burden. Learn more and please consider supporting our mission.  

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The P.U.N.T. Fund provides five distinct programs that offer comprehensive and practical support to families in Western New York that are facing pediatric cancer. A service of Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation, the P.U.N.T. Fund is guided by an advisory board representing an array of community partners.




Just had to let you know, we had a nice night. Our daughter's counts were good so we went to Red Robin's with one of the gift card you so generously gave us for Christmas. It was so nice because we don't remember the last time all four of us were in the car together without going to the hospital. It was so nice and normal it makes me want to cry. Thank you so much. "
- Kristin - East Aurora

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