Frequently Asked Questions

How do I Donate?

To donate online, click the gold “Donate Online” button on this page. This button will take you directly to the official Whip Pediatric Cancer donation page on Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Fundraising site. If you would like to send your donation by check, please send it to the following address and write “Whip Pediatric Cancer”  in the check memo.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Office of Development
ATTN: Emily Carter
PO Box 27106
New York, NY 10087
Please include Whip Pediatric Cancer in the memo section of the check

Where will my donation go?

The money will be used exclusively to fund pediatric cancer research at MSK Kids, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s pediatric program.

What is the Heart of GOLD Program?

The “Heart of GOLD” is a fundraiser done in schools. Each student is given a gold paper heart and asked to decorate and return their gold heart to the school with a suggested donation of $2. Their school will proudly display all of the gold hearts showing their support for pediatric cancer. A fun option is to choose a day to wear gold and post a video of your school doing “the whip nae nae”.

Does this organization use any donated money to pay for expenses?

No. All legal, accounting, computer services, shipping costs, hearts, bracelets, pens, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and travel expenses have been donated. There are no paid employees, staff, or other expenses. All donations made on our Facebook page or website go directly to MSK Kids, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s pediatric program. Website donations will appear instantaneously on the Memorial Sloan Kettering fundraiser total. Monies raised on Facebook are periodically disbursed by Facebook directly to Whip Pediatric Cancer and then forwarded to MSK Kids, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s pediatric program.  Special thanks to the following companies who have helped to make the Heart of Gold program possible. Flexible Business Systems, Flexible International Mail Systems, Booster, Lazer Aptheker Rosella & Yedid, P.C., Lorraine Gregory Communications, Palmetto, Mollo, Molinaro & Passarello, LLP and Creative Clutch.



Customized t-shirts

Lorraine Gregory

Marketing & Printing

Why MSK Kids, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Pediatric Program?

Check out this link to learn about the impact MSKCC has on the lives of people. The research they do save lives and helps people all over the world. My family’s story is one of many that had a happy ending thanks to their research.

When I was 2 years old, my mom was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma.  Although I don’t remember her being sick, my mom’s cancer diagnosis changed my family’s lives forever. For those of you who don’t know, Ewing’s Sarcoma is a rare form of cancer, which is typically found in children. In the United States there are only 200 new cases of Ewing’s Sarcoma per year. My mom was a very rare case. She was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma 13 years ago, as an ADULT. My dad will always remember my mom’s oncologist telling him 13 years ago, “if you came to us 10 years ago, your wife wouldn’t survive. If you came to us even 5 years ago, the odds of survival wouldn’t be good. But now I am asking you to give me one year of your life to treat your wife’s cancer and I will give her the rest of her life.” Although that one year was hard, it was worth it. Without my mom I would be lost in this world. My mom is my best friend. If it weren’t for their amazing research team, I would have grown up without my mom. And that’s why I want to donate the money to Sloan Kettering, so every family has a happy outcome.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. You will get a receipt / donor letter issued by MSK Kids, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s pediatric program.

Why are you doing this?

Since I was 7 years old, I have been involved in numerous charities helping children with cancer. It breaks my heart that ANYONE has to go through this vicious disease, but my heart breaks even more for CHILDREN who have cancer. Unfortunately I know so many children who have been affected by cancer. Some warriors that I knew personally did not survive this horrific disease. As children they did not have the opportunity to experience life to the fullest. It doesn’t matter if you’re a boy or a girl, rich or poor, or the color of your skin. Cancer does NOT discriminate. You cannot buy a cure to cancer. I am determined to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer.

What other things have you done to help combat pediatric cancer?

I am very involved in many different pediatric cancer foundations. Please consider checking out the following foundations:

I have also brought awareness of pediatric cancer to my high school ( Half Hollow Hills High School East). Each September we raise funds by selling gold ribbons and gold bracelets.This year we will be selling Whip Pediatric Bracelets and we will be participating in the Heart of Gold Program.. 

Why Gold?

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month. Just like pink is the color for breast cancer awareness month in October, gold is the color for pediatric cancer awareness month. I would like to make gold as recognizable as pink, so people are aware that kids get cancer too!

Thank you!!

I’d also like to thank some of the people who helped make this fundraiser possible. Thank you Kierstin Skaling, Melissa Eichele, Katie Richner, and Rachel Gold.

Special thanks to my mom, my dad, and the team at Flexible Systems who helped me with this website.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Funds Raised