Wit You Against Childhood Cancer provides opportunities for the Philadelphia community to show support and love to families among us who are battling childhood cancer -- and to give those families hope, financial and nutritional support to help them beat cancer.
Wit You was founded in 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic that had everyone thinking about their family, friends, neighbors -- their community. We were inspired by the desire to do more when founding members Lou and Dana's son began his battle with Neuroblastoma in 2018. Today, he’s in remission thanks to incredible care and treatment, and also the community of friends, family, nonprofits, medical professionals, and others that inspire kids battling cancer and their families to keep fighting.
Now we're supporting this community that helped our Nicholas while trying to improve some of the aspects of his care that we found extra challenging - in particular nutrition. When we left the hospital, there was very little guidance on what we should feed him to make sure his body has the strength and nutrients he needs to fight. And we were so strung out with kids, jobs and follow ups that no one in the family was eating healthy!
So what do we do? In addition to providing financial support to local families in treatment, we launched the Health Wit Initiative, which provides healthy snacks, meal substitutes and resources to help the whole family fuel the fight against childhood cancer.
Our efforts are 100% volunteer, with funding coming from generous donors as well as our annual Wit You Rally & Ride Weekend each September:
The Wit You Rally, a family-friendly night of live music by the Philadelphia School of Rock, and delicious food and drink from local vendors at the Smith Memorial Playground, featuring its historic 60-foot wooden slide!
The Wit You Ride, a scenic, 50/100-mile bike ride along farm roads to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. With course markings, multiple aid stations and optional rest stops, this grassroots event is the perfect blend of adventure and rider support.
We can't wait to see you at the 2023 Wit You Rally and Ride on Sept. 22-23!
Wit You Against Childhood Cancer Board of Directors